High School Sports

Bellingham earns first win in blowout; Wright earns 200th victory

Bellingham lost each of its first three games by one goal before beating Nooksack Valley 6-0 on Monday, Sept. 12, at Phillips 66 Soccer Park.

The Red Raiders struck early thanks to Kayla Heidenreich, who scored in the fourth minute on an assist by Morgan Jones. Two minutes later, Peyton Schwinger added an unassisted goal.

Kaelyn Devaney scored back-to-back goals in the 19th and 23rd minutes thanks to assists by Ali Krell and Lucy Mantha. Jones and Mantha scored in the 38th and 46th minutes on assists by Kylie Mitchell and Krell.

Mark Wright reached a milestone with his 200th win at Bellingham, where he has coached since 2000. Wright has taken the Red Raiders to the postseason in each of his 16 years as coach.

“I think back on all the kids I’ve got to coach and I’m just so grateful to be part of their journey,” Wright said. “There have been a lot of challenges, but I’m proud of the fact that we’ve been able to stay competitive. It means a lot to me.”

Other results

Snohomish 1, Ferndale 0 – Celia Forster scored in the 78th minute as Snohomish handed Ferndale its first loss. The Golden Eagles had plenty of chances, including shots that clanged off the post and balls played right to the goalkeeper. Ferndale coach Rigel Weis said his team will have to prove itself Wednesday, Sept. 14, against Blaine.

Scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L-T

W-L-T

Meridian (1A)

3-0-0

0-0-0

Sehome (2A)

3-0-0

0-0-0

Ferndale (3A)

2-1-0

0-0-0

Lynden Christian (1A)

2-1-0

0-0-0

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

2-1-0

0-0-0

Squalicum (3A)

2-1-0

0-0-0

Burlington-Edison (2A)

1-0-2

0-0-0

Lakewood (2A)

1-1-0

0-0-0

Anacortes (2A)

1-2-0

0-0-0

Lynden (2A)

1-2-0

0-0-0

Bellingham (2A)

1-3-0

0-0-0

Blaine (2A)

0-2-0

0-0-0

Nooksack Valley (1A)

0-2-0

0-0-0

Mount Baker (1A)

0-3-0

0-0-0

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