The Nooksack Valley boys' soccer team was unable to hold on in its 6-3 loss at home to Anacortes in a Northwest Conference game Friday, April 19.
"The first half was a good game back and forth and Anacortes scored first right away and we were not ready," Nooksack Valley coach Valentin Villalobos said in a phone interview. "The boys were moving the ball really good back and forth and we were able to break down their defense a couple of times and scored."
Luke VanWingerden scored three goals for the Pioneers (2-6-1 NWC, 4-8-1) to give them a 3-1 lead.
Villalobos said he thought the team was a little overconfident after taking a 3-1 lead and by the time Anacortes started scoring it was too little, too late.
Anacortes scored three goals in 4 minutes before adding two more in the final five minutes of the game.
The Pioneers host Lynden Christian in a Northwest Conference game Saturday, April 20.
ANACORTES 6, NOOKSACK VALLEY 3
Scoring: Goal: Milan Kassa (Anacortes), time: 3:00; Goal: Luke VanWingerden (NV), time: 7:00; Goal: Luke VanWingerden (NV), assist: Luis Garcia, time: 21:00; Goal: Luke VanWingerden (NV), assist: Rigiberto Gonzales, time: 41:00; Goal: Mejak Jones (Anacortes), time: 62; Goal: Takeo Nystrom (Anacortes), time: 63:00; Goal: Takeo Nystrom (Anacortes), time: 66:00; Goal: Milan Kassa (Anacortes), time: 75:00; Goal: Tristan Lewis (Anacortes), time: 76:00. Shots on goal: NV 13; Anacortes 16.