Hope Wilkett scored a hat trick for the Blaine girls' soccer team in a 5-3 Northwest Conference win at Nooksack Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Wilkett scored in the 18th minute, 43rd minute and 54th minute for the Borderites (2-4-0, 1-2-0). Also scoring for Blaine was Nicole Statham and Liz Berry.
The teams were tied 2-2 at halftime before the Borderites scored two quick goals to open the second half.
"Nooksack came out strong, they have really improved," Blaine coach Dan Steelquist said in a phone interview. "We made some adjustments at halftime. I am proud of the way my girls responded."
Scoring for the Pioneers (0-5-1, 0-2-1) were Anna Schorr, Brittney Passe and Morgan Perry.
BLAINE 5, NOOKSACK VALLEY 3
Scoring: Goal: Nicole Statham (Blaine), time: 6:00; Goal: Anna Schorr (NV), time: 10:00; Goal: Hope Wilkett (Blaine), assist: Liz Berry, time: 18:00; Goal: Brittney Passe (NV), time: 23:00; Goal: Hope Wilkett (Blaine), assist: Caitlyn Sharp, time: 43:00; Goal: Liz Berry (Blaine), assist: Nicole Statham, time: 44:00; Goal: Morgan Perry (NV), time: 49:00; Goal: Hope Wilkett (Blaine), assist: Liz Berry, time: 54:00. Shots on goal: Blaine 9, NV 5. Goalies (saves): Blaine: Anna Hewitt/Shirin Roth-Lerner (2); NV: Emily Hamilton (4).