Hattie North sparked the Bellingham girls' soccer team to a 3-1 Northwest Conference win at Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, Oct. 4.
"We played two highly charged games against Sehome and Squalicum last week and I was wondering what our energy was going to be like in the first half," Bellingham coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. "Sedro played hard in the first half and it woke us up. We came out more intentional in the second half."
Sedro-Woolley's Natalie Robinson scored the only goal in the first half in the 34th minute.
"Hattie North sat out the first half because she wasn't feeling well," Wright said. "She made a huge difference in the second. I think she had a lot to do with the turnaround. When she came on the field we began to play with a different type of energy."
Kate Troutman scored first for the Red Raiders in the 50th minute. North scored two minutes later and Mary Dyrland scored Bellingham's final goal in the 64th minute.
"We can be a pretty good team or a team that plays in an average manner," Wright said. "It was a good, hard-fought win for us tonight."
Bellingham improves to 6-5-1, 6-2-0 and will play at Anacortes on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
BELLINGHAM 3, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 1
Scoring: Goal: Natalie Robinson (SW), time: 34:00; Goal: Kate Troutman (Bellingham), assist: Mia Hodges, time: 50:00; Goal: Hattie North (Bellingham), assist: Larkyn Nelson, time: 52:00; Goal: Mary Dyrland (Bellingham), assist: Cashel Vincent, time: 64:00. Shots on goal: Bellingham 15; SW 7. Goalies (saves): Bellingham: Hannah Jacobus (6); SW: Arriana Young (12).