Meridian girls' soccer shuts out Overlake

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 29, 2013 

Meridian girls' soccer defeated Overlake 6-0 on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Meridian. The Trojans' Lexi McKinnon had two goals and two assists in the win.

"It was a pretty good team effort getting different players involved in the attack," Meridian coach Andrea Ames said in a phone interview. "We kind of mixed it up so we had a few different people getting looks at the goal."

Taylor Lunde had two goals and an assist, and her sister, Payton Lunde, added a goal and an assist for the Trojans. Meridian goalkeeper Sydney Gospodinovich wasn't really tested by the Overlake attack, Ames said.

"They had a couple of fast forwards, but our defenders did a good job of keeping tight pressure on them and keeping them away from the goal," Ames added.

Meridian's next game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Civic Field when the Trojans take on Squalicum.


Goal: Haley Belanger (Meridian), assist Lexi McKinnon: time: 25; Goal: Payton Lunde (Meridian), assist Ryley Zapien: time: 32; Goal: Lexi McKinnon (Meridian), assist Belanger, Emily Schwisow: time: 40; Goal: Taylor Lunde (Meridian), assist Payton Lunde: time: 65; Goal: Lexi McKinnon (Meridian), assist Taylor Lunde: time: 68; Goal: Taylor Lunde (Meridian), assist Lexi McKinnon: time: 80. Shots on goal: Meridian n/a; Overlake n/a. Goalies (saves) Meridian: Sydney Gospodinovich (n/a); Overlake: Catherine Cunningham (n/a).

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