The Meridian girls’ soccer team showed off a diversified offense, defeating Nooksack Valley 12-0 on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Meridian High School in a Northwest Conference matchup.
Janessa Murphy and Payton Lunde hooked up for back-to-back goals in the second and third minutes, respectively, Emily Brackinreed scoring the first of her four goals in the fourth minute to quickly give the Trojans a 3-0 lead. Lunde added a pair of goals later in the contest, with Ryley Zapien, Bryn Magnusson, Emily Kooiman and Sydney Gospodinovich also scoring in the lopsided win.
“I saw a lot of movement on and off the ball,” Meridian coach Terry Tigert said in a phone interview. “They are really getting a knack for playing possession with each other, slowing down the attack when they are up.”
Meridian (4-1-1, NWC 2-0-1) and Nooksack Valley (0-8-0, 0-4-0) are both back in action Tuesday, Sept. 30, with the Trojans hosting Blaine and the Pioneers traveling to Anacortes.
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Meridian 12, Nooksack Valley 0
Goal: Janessa Murphy (Meridian), assist: Payton Lunde, time: 2:00; Goal: Murphy (Meridian), assist: Lunde, time: 3:00; Goal: Emily Brackinreed (Meridian), assist: NA, time: 4:00; Goal: Lunde (Meridian), assist: Emily Stuth, time: 9:00; Goal: Brackinreed (Meridian), assist: Lexi McKinnon, time: 14:00; Goal: Brackinreed (Meridian), assist: McKinnon, time: 18:00; Goal: Bryn Magnusson (Meridian), assist: NA, time: 28:00; Goal: Brackinreed (Meridian), assist: Murphy, time: 48:00; Goal: Lunde (Meridian), assist: Ryley Zapien, time: 49:00; Goal: Emily Kooiman (Meridian), assist: Brackinreed, time: 56:00; Goal: Zapien (Meridian), assist: Stuth, time: 73:00; Goal: Sydney Gospodinovich (Meridian), assist: Victoria Melnyk, time: 78:00; Goalies (saves) — NA (2); Meridian: Sydney Gospodinovich (2). Shots on goal — NV 6, Meridian 17.