After being held scoreless in the first half, the Red Raiders executed in the second to earn a 2-0 Northwest Conference Victory over Nooksack Valley on Friday, April 1, at Nooksack Elementary School.
Both goals were scored on stoppage plays with the first coming on a throw-in from Kellen Smith to Jack Lewis-Clarke in the 58th minute. The second was on a corner kick from Casey Carter to Eduardo Perez in the 78th minute that sealed the game.
Bellingham coach Matt Zigulis said the set pieces were something his team practiced during the week.
“We worked on crossing and finishing so it was good that we finished our opportunities,” Zigulis said.
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Lynden 5, Blaine 1: Nick Parris scored a hat trick to give the Lions a Northwest Conference victory over Blaine at Bender Fields. Parris also assisted on Lynden’s first goal scored in the first minute by Miguel Gonzalez. Goalie Carson Smith allowed one goal but “didn’t have much to do tonight,” according to coach Drew Smiley.
Sehome 4, Burlington-Edison 0: Charlie Lahud assisted on two goals in the second half as the Mariners shut out Burlington-Edison in a Northwest Conference game at Northwest Fields. All of Sehome’s goals were scored in the second half, including two by senior Kevin Sun. Midfielder Mason Rathkamp sat out Friday which allowed Lahud to step up, said coach John Slyvester.
Ferndale 3, Lynden Christian 0: Josh Seig whipped in a bicycle-kick goal in the 38th minute to put Ferndale on the board against Lynden Christian in Northwest Conference play. From there, goals by Eduardo Moisa-Arevalo and Josh Garza extended the lead for the Golden Eagles which keeper Nikita Leonovets was able to protect with five saves.
Mount Baker 1, Sedro-Woolley 0: The Mountaineers earned a Northwest Conference victory over the Cubs 1-0 thanks to a goal in the 72nd minute by Jesus Torrero. Torrero scored on a deflection from 25 yards out and from there Mount Baker was able to hold off the Cubs’ pressure.
Squalicum 0, Anacortes 0: Missing a few of its top players, Anacortes packed in its defense and played for a tie. Despite 16 shots and a few off the post, Squalicum couldn’t put a ball past the Seahawks’ goalkeeper.
Lynden Christian (1A)
Mount Baker (1A)
Nooksack Valley (1A)