High School Sports

Mistake just after halftime proves costly for Bellingham girls soccer

A costly mistake by the Bellingham girls soccer team just after halftime led to a 3-2 loss to Lynden on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Phillips 66 Soccer Park.

On the opening kickoff of the second half, the Red Raiders turned the ball over, and Lynden’s Sierra Smith knotted the score 1-1. Five minutes later, Peyton Fullner tacked on another goal for the Lions.

“We came out flat (in the second half), and they pounced on us,” Bellingham coach Mark Wright said. “We played on our heels for a while after that.”

Bellingham regrouped with a goal by Kayla Heidenreich in the 53rd minute, but two minutes later, Isabel Jacob added the deciding goal on an assist from Smith.

Other results

Lynden Christian 1, Blaine 0 – Lynden Christian’s Libby Hielkema scored in the 60th minute to give the host Lyncs their first win of the year. Hielkema had four shots on goal and was “a bit of a problem,” according to Borderites coach Kelly Tuski.

Meridian 4, Anacortes 1 – After trailing 1-0 at halftime, visiting Meridian rallied to beat Anacortes. Ryley Zapien and Payton Lunde each had a goal and an assist as the Trojans improved to 2-0.

Sedro-Woolley 10, Mount Baker 0 – The visiting Mountaineers lost a nonleague game. No other information was available at press time.

Spelling of Peyton Fullner’s name corrected Sept. 9, 2016.

Scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L-T

W-L-T

Meridian (1A)

2-0-0

0-0-0

Sehome (2A)

2-0-0

0-0-0

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

2-1-0

0-0-0

Ferndale (3A)

1-0-0

0-0-0

Lakewood (2A)

1-0-0

0-0-0

Anacortes (2A)

1-1-0

0-0-0

Lynden (2A)

1-1-0

0-0-0

Lynden Christian (1A)

1-1-0

0-0-0

Squalicum (3A)

1-1-0

0-0-0

Blaine (2A)

0-1-0

0-0-0

Nooksack Valley (1A)

0-1-0

0-0-0

Burlington-Edison (2A)

0-0-2

0-0-0

Bellingham (2A)

0-2-0

0-0-0

Mount Baker (1A)

0-2-0

0-0-0

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