Lynden Christian (6-3-2, NWC 4-3-1) won the battle of the town with a 2-1 win over Lynden (5-4-3, NWC 2-4-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Bender Fields.
Livi Vander Griend kicked off the scoring in the 34th minute on an assist from Shaye Brandsma. She added another goal to her name in the second half to make it 2-0.
Lynden added a goal in the 68th minute when Senaida Veliz knocked it in, but it wasn't enough. The strike delivered by Veliz came from 25 yards out. Lynden coach Katie Yoder described it as "gorgeous."
Goalkeeper Emily Holt was forced to make 12 saves in the game and earned high praise from her coach.
"She had a phenomenal game," Yoder said in a phone interview. "LC had a lot of great shots and she did great to only let two by her."
Lynden Christian plays Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Bender Fields.
Lynden faces Sehome on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Northwest Soccer Park.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 2, LYNDEN 1
Goal: Livi Vander Griend (LC), assist: Shaye Brandsma, time: 34; Goal: Livi Vander Griend (LC), assist: Lexi Vander Griend time: 62; Goal: Senaida Veliz (Lynden), time: 68; Shots on goal: Lynden 5; LC 15. Goalies (saves) team: Vathnee Manderson (4) LC; Emily Holt (12) Lynden.