Lyncs blank South Whidbey for district title


In typical fashion, the Lynden Christian boys' soccer team held South Whidbey scoreless in a 4-0 win in the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament championship game at Kings High School on Saturday, May 4.

"Four clean sheets in a row," Lynden Christian coach Scott De Ruyter said in a phone interview. "I was incredibly proud of our effort. We put a pretty complete match together against Meridian Thursday, and we played even better today."

Cody Fransen opened up the game with a goal for the Lyncs in the 14th minute off a Luke Reardon assist. Just 16 minutes later, Toby Dalla Santa scored off an assist by Fransen to give Lynden Christian a commanding 2-0 lead, which they never were in jeopardy of losing.

"Our two captains, Toby Dalla Santa and Luke Reardon, were just dynamite today," De Ruyter said. "They really created a lot of chances, and with Cody Fransen, who is just on fire right now, to have these three as a triangle - they really did a great job."

The Lyncs advance to the Class 1A Tri-District tournament where they will face University Prep on Tuesday, May 7, at Sammamish High School.


Scoring: Goal: Cody Fransen (LC), assist: Luke Reardon, time: 14:00; Goal: Toby Dalla Santa (LC), assist: Cody Fransen, time: 30:00; Goal: Justin Brester (LC), assist: Trevor Dalla Santa, time: 33:00; Goal: Luke Reardon (LC), assist: Toby Dalla Santa, time: 54:00. Shots on goal: South Whidbey 2; Lynden Christian 8. Goalies (saves): South Whidbey: Jonathen Peterson (3); Lynden Christian: Brady Harvey (2).

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