High School Soccer

Squalicum’s offense clicking immediately in 3-0 opening win

Squalicum’s girls’ soccer team scored two goals in the span of three minutes on its way to a 3-0 win over Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Whatcom Community College.

Michelle Saunders got Squalicum’s season underway with an unassisted goal in the 14th minute and Payton Fowler followed that up with a score in the 17th minute assisted by Kim Hazlett.

“We got a lot of nice shots off, had some nice passing,” Squalicum (1-0) coach David Kish said in a phone interview. “We had really determined play among our forwards. We returned a lot of experience up top and our offense is clicking.”

In the second half, Hazlett tallied her first goal of the season to make it 3-0. Rachel Reynolds and Bailey Canup each saved one shot to give the Storm a shutout.

Squalicum is back in action against Bellingham on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Civic Stadium.

Squalicum 3, Burlington-Edison 0

Goal: Michelle Saunders (Squalicum), time 14; Goal: Payton Fowler (Squalicum), assist: Kim Hazlett, time 17; Goal: Kim Hazlett (Squalicum), assist: Sarah Hulbert, time 44. Goalies (saves) — B-E: Kioko Soneba (9); Squalicum: Rachel Runnals (1), Bailey Canup (1). Shots on goal — B-E 4, Squalicum 14.