High School Soccer

Meridian, Sehome, Ferndale earn wins on the first day of NWC girls’ soccer

Second-half goals by Payton Lunde and Micaela Pimento boosted Meridian High School to a season-opening 2-0 victory over Lynden on Tuesday at Bender Field.

Lunde’s goal came on a corner kick in the 51st minute for Meridian’s first goal. Pimento’s goal came on an assist from Ryley Zapien, who played a beautiful ball to Pimento. The senior booted it home with her left foot.

Coach Terri Tigert said that despite the first-game jitters, her team executed the way it was supposed to.

“We definitely did the things we’ve been working on all summer,” Tigert said. “It was what I had hoped to see.”

Other results

Sehome 4, Lynden Christian 0 – The Mariners used excellent defense to post a shutout in the season opener. Sehome allowed only one shot on goal, which goalkeeper Tatum Devlin saved. Sophia Pagnotta had two goals, and sophomore Hannah Moore also scored.

Ferndale 3, Sedro-Woolley 1 – After going down 1-0 in the 19th minute, the Golden Eagles scored three unanswered goals. Kate Neher, Jazzy Ahrens and Maddie Smith scored for Ferndale, and Rachel Neher made two fantastic one-on-one saves in the first half to keep the game close.

Snohomish 2, Bellingham 1 (OT) – The Red Raiders lost their season opener in the second of a five-minute overtime. Kayla Heidenreich scored for Bellingham in the 68th minute on an assist from Hannah Hodge. Bellingham outshot Snohomish 24-12 but struggled to convert its chances.

Spelling of Sophia Pagnotta corrected Sept. 8, 2016.

Scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L-T

W-L-T

Anacortes (2A)

0-0-0

0-0-0

Bellingham (2A)

0-0-0

0-1-0

Blaine (2A)

0-0-0

0-0-0

Burlington-Edison (2A)

0-0-0

0-0-1

Ferndale (3A)

0-0-0

1-0-0

Lynden (2A)

0-0-0

0-1-0

Lynden Christian (1A)

0-0-0

0-1-0

Meridian (1A)

0-0-0

1-0-0

Mount Baker (1A)

0-0-0

0-0-0

Nooksack Valley (1A)

0-0-0

0-0-0

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

0-0-0

0-1-0

Sehome (2A)

0-0-0

1-0-0

Squalicum (2A)

0-0-0

0-0-0

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