Squalicum’s girls’ soccer team used a strong first half in which the Storm pulled ahead 2-1 to cruise to a 3-1 win over Sehome on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Civic Stadium.
Kim Hazlett scored first, assisted by Michelle Saunders, in the 18th minute. Sehome (1-2) evened the game just minutes later when Bryce Sherif scored.
“We had a pretty good defensive effort,” Sehome coach Andria Fountain said. “Squalicum’s got some solid scorers up front but I think we did a pretty good job. When we stopped the star, other ones stepped up to score.”
To conclude the back-and-forth first half, Sarah Byron put one on the board to send the Storm to the lockers with a lead.
“It was a really dynamite first half,” Squalicum (3-0) coach David Kish said in a phone interview. “We passed the ball really well. We’ve been working on our passing combinations and passing sequences. They were really connecting in the first half.”
The second half for the Storm was not as well played, but it was capped off by a Braeden Hilleary goal in the 75th minute.
“Sehome played much better in the second half,” Kish said. “We were a little flat, but give credit to Sehome for stepping it up.”
Sehome finished with five shots on goal to 17 Squalicum shots.
The Mariners play Bellingham on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Civic Stadium. The Storm play Nooksack Valley on the road Tuesday.
Squalicum 3, Sehome 1
Goal: Kim Hazlett (Squalicum), assist: Michelle Saunders, time 18; Goal: Bryce Sherif (Sehome), time 25; Goal: Sarah Byron (Squalicum), time 31; Goal: Braeden Hilleary (Squalicum), assist: Payton Fowler, time 75. Goalies (saves) — Squalicum: Bailey Canup, Rachel Runnals (3); Sehome: Nicole Carlson (11). Shots on goal — Squalicum 17, Sehome 5.