The Lynden girls’ soccer team rode a late goal by Kali Spady in the 78th minute to hand Blaine a 3-2 loss on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Pipeline Fields in a Northwest Conference matchup.
The Borderites had fallen down 2-0 after Peyton Fullner scored back-to-back goals in the 13th and 43rd minutes, but goals by Ashley Quesada and Bianca Rodriguez showed the resilience of Blaine.
It just wasn’t enough.
“It was tough to start out being scored on 13 minutes in then going down 2-0 beginning the second, but our girls really kept their strength and kept their energy,” Blaine coach Kelly Tuski said in a phone interview. “Once we were tied, it felt amazing. The girls kept it together and didn’t freak out.”
Fullner continues her torrid scoring streak coming off a three-goal performance against Nooksack Valley on Saturday, lifting her total to eight on the year.
Both Blaine (1-5-1 overall, NWC 0-3-0) and Lynden (4-0-3, 2-0-1) play again Thursday, Sept. 25, with the Borderites hosting Squalicum and the Lions facing city rival Lynden Christian.
Lynden 3, Blaine 2
Goal: Peyton Fullner (Lynden), assist: Erin Fiebig, time: 13:00; Goal: Fullner (Lynden), assist: Sierra Smith, time: 43:00; Goal: Ashley Quesada (Blaine), assist: Makenna Magner, time: 48:00; Goal: Bianca Rodriguez (Blaine), assist: Quesada, time: 59:00; Goal: Kali Spady (Lynden), assist: NA, time: 78:00; Goalies (saves) — Lynden: Emily Holt (2); Blaine: Tessa Kelly (15). Shots on goal — Lynden 22, Blaine 8.