Jake Birnel scored the lone goal for the Meridian boys’ soccer team in its 1-0 victory over Bear Creek on Saturday, March 21, at Meridian High School.
Birnel was able to net a free kick in the 56th minute to decide the game.
“In the second half we came out organized, played much harder and finished with a lot of heart. It was good to see,” Meridian coach Joe Spencer said in a phone interview.
Spencer highlighted the Trojans two center backs, Limny Nolasco and Rico Martinez, for taking big strides in the game while learning a new position.
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Meridian takes on Sedro-Woolley next at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at home.
Meridian 1, Bear Creek 0
Goal: Jake Birnel (Meridian), assist: unassisted, time 56:00. Goalies (saves) — no information provided. Shots on goal — no information provided.