High School Soccer

Lynden’s defense star of 3-0 win

Lynden’s girls’ soccer team didn’t allow a single shot on goal on its way to a 3-0 win over Friday Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bender Fields.

“It was a strong defensive effort,” Lynden (1-0-2) coach Carlos Melendez said in a phone interview. “We struggled to finish in the first half. So I had to a light a fire under them in the second half. We came out strong and put our chances away.”

It began with Jayme Smits’ goal in the 41st minute and six minutes later Peyton Fullner converted a penalty kick. Lexi Smiley capped things off with a goal in the 51st.

Despite three players scoring, it was freshman Sierra Smith that earned recognition from Melendez.

“She played fantastic. Beating people one on one, crossing the ball in,” Melendez said. “She played really really well.”

Lynden plays Mount Baker on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Bender Fields.

Lynden 3, Friday Harbor 0

Goal: Jayme Smith (Lynden), assist: Lexi Smiley, time 41; Goal: Peyton Fullner (Lynden) PK, assist: Player name, time 47; Goal: Lexi Smiley (Lynden), assist: Peyton Fullmer, time 51. Goalies (saves) — Friday Harbor: Hayden Mayer (n/a); Home team: Emily Holt; Lexi Smiley (0). Shots on goal — Away team 0, Lynden n/a.

The spelling of Peyton Fullner's name was corrected Sept. 16, 2014.