Ferndale lost yet another close game, falling to visiting Oak Harbor 2-1 on Saturday, March 23, in a non-conference matchup.
Oak Harbor got on the board first in the 33rd minute. Ferndale's Austin Polyner-Holcroft knotted the score at one apiece off an assist from Michael Steele, but Oak Harbor took the lead for good in the 79th minute.
"Story of our lives," coach Scott Browne said in a phone interview of Ferndale losing its first seven games of the season by nine goals combined. "Ful Schonborn played his heart out today. He did a heck of a job, and he made some incredible saves today."
Ferndale (0-7, 0-3-NWC) next hosts Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday, March 26, in a Northwest Conference game.
OAK HARBOR 2, FERNDALE 1
Scoring: Goal: Alexander Krantz (Oak Harbor), assist: NA, time: 33:00; Goal: Austin Polyner-Holcroft (Ferndale), assist: Michael Steele, time: 55:00; Goal: NA (Oak Harbor), assist: NA, time: 79:00. Shots on goal: Oak Harbor 6; Ferndale 9. Goalies (saves): Oak Harbor: Kevin Silveira (5); Ferndale: Ful Schonborn (7).