Boys soccer: Washington Twp. beats CH West

 

By Phil Anastasia

Senior goalie Jim Jackson made three saves in penalty kicks to lead Washington Township to a victory over Cherry Hill West on Thursday in a first-round game of the South Jersey Group 4 boys' soccer tournament.

Jackson's saves and goals by Justin Elwell and Zack Burns gave WT a 2-0 victory in penalty kicks.

The teams were tied 0-0 after 80 minutes of regulation and two, 10-minute overtime periods.

WT is the No. 2 seed. The Minutemen, the No. 2 team in the Inquirer Top 10, improved to 17-3-1.

WT will play the winner of the first-round game between No. 7 Egg Harbor and No. 10 Millville in the second round.

Jackson made two diving saves to open PKs. He made another save on a hard shot that was right at him.

"I'm on Cloud Nine," Jackson said.

CHW finished with a 10-5-2 record. Senior goalie Sean Mullarkey made 19 saves in a spectacular effort for the Lions, the No. 7 team in the Top 10.

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

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