High School Soccer

Blaine struggles against Granite Falls

Blaine’s girls’ soccer team couldn’t keep up with a high-powered Granite Falls squad, as the Borderites fell 6-1 on Saturday, Sept. 20, at pipeline Fields.

The Borderites got down 1-0 in the first two minutes before Gretchen Kordas evened the score in the 18th minute.

“It was great leadership from Gretchen,” Blaine coach Kelly Tuski said in a phone interview. “She sailed it right over the keeper who came out to grab it. It was a great finish on a great opportunity.”

Granite falls went on to score five unanswered goals.

“I felt like we didn’t come out as strong as we could have,” Tuski said. “Granite falls passed circles around us.”

Blaine faces Lynden on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Pipeline Fields.

Granite Falls 6, Blaine 1

Goal: Daynna Diaz (Granite Falls), time: 2; Goal: Gretchen Kordas (Blaine), assist: Biance Rodriguez, time: 18; Goal: Marissa Hutchison (Granite Falls), assist: Daynna Diaz, time: 21; Goal: Marissa Hutchison (School), assist: Madison Cory, time: 23; Goal: Marissa Hutchison (School), assist: Cassie Collinge, time: 44; Goal: Cassie Collinge (School), assist: Player Name, time: 47; Goal: Daynna Diaz (School), assist: Cassie Collinge, time: 55; Goalies (saves) — Granite Falls: Myah Rhodes (9); Blaine: Tessa Kelly (12). Shots on goal — Blaine 10, Granite Falls 16.