BELLINGHAM - Lynden earned a 25-13, 25-21, 26-24 victory over Squalicum in Northwest Conference action on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Civic Stadium.
Brooke Bonsen had eight kills, Kat Webb added six kills, Stephanie Somers added two aces and Taylor VanDalen had 25 assists for the Lions, who improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in NWC. The Storm dropped to 2-2, 0-2.
Lynden coach Angie Dallas said she was proud of her girls.
"We had good focus, good intensity to start off the match, which was a goal of ours," Dallas said. "Giving our setter an opportunity to set and to run our offense in system was a highlight of the evening."
Squalicum Coach Julie Clift wasn't pleased with their performance.
"We definitely didn't play to our potential tonight and it's disappointing," Clift said. "Our goals were to make it to districts and this is going to be a huge setback."
Storm junior outside hitter Meghan Lowry brought momentum with eight kills for the night, but she did not think it was enough.
"I think we needed to step it up more than we did," Lowry said. "I think we are a much better team than what we showed out there and I really wish we could have shown people what we could have done."
Storm junior libero Mikayla Chang had four aces and nine digs in the match.
Squalicum plays at Sehome and Lynden hosts Burlington-Edison at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.