High School Soccer

Brackinreed scores twice in Meridian win

The Meridian girls’ soccer team didn’t get going until late in the first half, but ended up cruising to a 4-1 Northwest Conference victory over Anacortes on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Anacortes.

Janessa Murphy’s goal in the 37th minute spurred the Trojans’ offense into the second half.

“The first half was a little rocky,” Meridian coach Terry Tigert said in a phone interview. “We had a ton of shots (18). The second half was a complete 180. We possessed 85 to 95 percent of the time.”

Two goals by Emily Brackinreed and one by Ryley Zapien capped the strong effort for Meridian.

The Trojans face a tough matchup next against Sehome on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Meridian 4, Anacortes 1

Goal: Janessa Murphy (Meridian), assist: Payton Lunde, time 37:00; Goal: Emily Brackinreed (Meridian), assist: Lexi McKinnon, time 48:00; Goal: NA (Anacortes), assist: NA, time 55:00 Goal: Ryley Zapien (Meridian), assist: Lunde, time 61:00; Goal: Brackinreed (Meridian), McKinnon, time 77:00. Goalies (saves) — Meridian: Sydney Gospodinvich (4); Anacortes: Tara Augustoni (10). Shots on goal — Meridian 18, Anacortes 5.