Washington doubles up West Craven

Published 11:12 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2008

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
John Lohman set the tone and Jimmy Hardison tacked on a dazzling goal late for the Pam Pack, helping lift Washington to a 4-2 victory over West Craven.
T.J. Crompton and Bladimir Romero also netted goals for Washington (5-2, 2-1) in Monday’s Coastal Conference win over the Eagles (5-3-1, 1-2) at J.G. “Choppy” Wagner Stadium.
The Pack dominated the first half, taking a 2-0 lead.
Lohman gave the Pam Pack a 1-0 lead less than nine minutes into the contest. The senior took a great feed from a teammate and blasted the ball into the right corner of the net.
In what proved to be an extremely physical battle, Washington went up 2-0 on a penalty kick by Romero.
The Eagles answered less than a minute later to make it 2-1.
The Pack had a chance to pad its lead late in the first half, but Lohman, Hardison and Manuel Romero all came up empty.
Washington did regain the momentum early in the second half. Crompton, a sophomore, lofted a shot over the outstretched hands of the goalie for a 3-1 lead.
Again, West Craven had an answer. The Eagles made it a 3-2 game with 24 minutes to play.
However, Hardison gave the Pack some breathing room with eight minutes showing on the clock. The junior took a pass from a teammate, planted his left leg, spun around and zipped the ball past the goalie and into the net for a 4-2 advantage.
Washington will back on its home field when it plays host to J.H. Rose (4-3, 2-0 heading into Monday’s match against Havelock) on Wednesday.