The Bellingham girls' soccer team lost in a heartbreaker after it allowed a last-minute goal and lost 2-1 to Cedarcrest in the consolation first round of the Class 2A Norwest District Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
"I was really proud of how we played," Bellingham coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. "In both games we have had the ball at our feet for most of the game."
Bellingham scored first in the 43rd minute when Kate Troutman scored off of a Mary Dyrland pass.
"It was a great goal by Mary and Kate," Wright said. "We had a lot of chances, we just couldn't generate a goal. That's just part of the unforgiving game of soccer sometimes."
Bellingham allowed a goal seven minutes later and again in the 79th minute.
The Red Raiders also created 26 attempts while only allowing seven.
"I thought we played well all over the field," Wright said. "Paige McAtee did a really good job. We called her up and had her mark their best midfielder. Our defenders played really well too."
Bellingham's season ended with the loss.
"I am really proud of the season this year," Wright said. "It was a disappointing end though, but it was an honor to coach all our seniors and I really appreciate all that they gave us."
CEDARCREST 2, BELLINGHAM 1
Scoring: Goal: Kate Troutman (Bellingham), assist: Mary Dyrland, time: 43:00; Goal: Sydney Kuehn (Cedarcrest), time: 50:00; Goal: Rachel Wihelm (Cedarcrest), time: 79:00. Shots on goal: Bellingham 26; Cedarcrest 7. Goalies (saves): Bellingham: Hannah Jacobus (5); Cedarcrest: Bailey Parish (25).