Lynden Christian's 9-3 win over Nooksack Valley on Saturday, Oct. 19, started with one person: Sally Vlas.
Vlas opened up the match with three consecutive goals in the first 18 minutes, adding her fourth and final goal in the 22nd minute after Courtney Hollander's goal.
"Oh my goodness she played so well," Lynden Christian coach Brent De Ruyter said in a phone interview. "She was just dynamite today. She kept creating opportunities for us not only scoring, but distributing great crosses."
While her day scoring ended after scoring the Lyncs' fifth goal, she would later account for assists on goals by Lexi Vander Griend and Shaye Brandsma.
Vander Griend would add her second goal in the 35th minute for Lynden Christian, and Haley Hollander rounded out the Lyncs' scoring efforts.
Nooksack Valley got two goals from Tori VandeHoef and and one from Janis DeJager.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 9, NOOKSACK VALLEY 3
Goal: Sally Vlas (LC), assist Courtney Hollander: time: 3:00; Goal: Sally Vlas (LC), assist NA: time: 8:00; Goal: Sally Vlas (LC), assist Livi Vander Griend: time: 18:00; Goal: Courtney Hollander (LC), assist NA: time: 20:00; Goal: Sally Vlas (LC), assist Kristen Zoerink: time: 22:00; Goal: Janis DeJager (NV), assist NA: time: 17:00; Goal: Lexi Vander Griend (LC), assist Sally Vlas: time: 30:00; Goal: Shaye Brandsma (LC), assist Sally Vlas: time: 32:00; Goal: Lexi Vander Griend (LC), assist NA: time: 35:00; Goal: Tori VandeHoef (NV), assist NA: time: 54:00; Goal: Haley Hollander (LC), assist Sara Dougan: time: 68:00; Goal: Tori VandeHoef (NV), assist NA: time: 75:00. Shots on goal: NV 4; LC 18. Goalies (saves) NV: Cheyanna Maxwell (6); LC: Daphnee Manderson (1).