High School Soccer

Meridian soccer capitalizes on scoring opportunities to beat LC

Mali Mack assisted on both goals and Sydney Gospodinovich logged her fifth shutout of the season as the Meridian High School girls soccer team beat Lynden Christian 2-0 in Northwest Conference play Monday, Oct. 3.

“It was a pretty evenly matched game, and both teams played well, challenging the ball and going back and forth,” Trojans coach Terri Tigert said. “The reason we came out on top is we played a little more calm on the ball and took advantage of our scoring opportunities up top.”

Meridian outshot the Lyncs 12-5. Lindsey Moore scored in the 28th minute, and Payton Lunde added a goal in the 74th minute.

Aiding Gospodinovich in the shutout were defenders Emily Stuth, Victoria Melnyk and Emily Kooiman.

“Those three on the back line are a strong group and are very confident in each other,” Tigert said. “They have great leadership, and I think they enjoy playing together.”

Meridian (8-1-1, 5-1-1 NWC) next travels to Burlington-Edison on Thursday, Oct. 6, while LC (4-5-1, 2-4-1) will host Lakewood.