The Lynden Christain girls’ soccer team nearly came all the way back from a two-goal halftime deficit Monday, Oct. 10, but ended up falling 4-2 to visiting Burlington-Edison in a Northwest Conference game.
“That was a huge statement for us to come on play that strong a second half against a team of their caliber,” said Lyncs coach Brent De Ruyter, who added that his team struggled in the first half.
Bailee Den Bleyker and Libby Hielkema each had second-half goals for LC (5-6-1, 3-5-1), giving Den Bleyker four goals in three games. With about three minutes remaining the Lyncs nearly tied it up with a nice crossing pass to an open shooter, but the Tigers’ keeper got a hand on the shot and bounced it off the crossbar.
De Ruyter said he was very pleased by midfielders Madi Hallberg and Hielkema in the middle of the Lyncs’ attack.
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Moira MacKay recorded a hat trick for Burlington (7-3-2, 6-3-0), whiched added an insurance goal late.
The Lyncs next host Lakewood at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, on Coaches vs. Cancer Night.
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