Nooksack Valley’s boys’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, April 23, at Janicki Fields, its first defeat since March 30 against Bellingham.
Sedro-Woolley scored a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half, but Nooksack Valley came back with a goal of its own by Rigoberto Gonzales. That 43rd minute goal was assisted by Luis Garcia, and gave the team a spark, coach Valentin Villalobos said in a phone interview.
“The first half I think the entire team were not on their game 100 percent, and after we scored they got all motivated and put pressure on,” Villalobos said.
The Pioneers had a difficult time keeping up with the Cubs’ quick players, and adjusting to the speed with which the ball moved on the turf surface, he added.
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Nooksack Valley plays again at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Bender Fields against Lynden Christian.
Sedro-Woolley 2, Nooksack Valley 1
Goal: n/a (SW), time 32; Goal: n/a (SW), assist: n/a, time 36; Goal: Rigoberto Gonzales (NV), assist: Luis Garcia, time 43. Goalies (saves) — Sedro-Woolley: n/a (3); Nooksack Valley: Levi VanWingerden (4). Shots on goal — Sedro-Woolley 13, Nooksack Valley 10.