High School Soccer

Schwinger leads Red Raiders to win

Bellingham’s girls’ soccer team used the wind to its advantage, scoring three goals with the wind at the Red Raiders’ backs in a 3-1 Northwest Conference win over Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Northwest Soccer Park.

Morgan Jones struck first in the seventh minute, followed by Peyton Schwinger goals in the ninth and 15th minutes. Sedro-Woolley added a goal late in the 66th minute.

“We got off to a good start,” Bellingham (9-5-1, 8-2-1 NWC) coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. “The wind was really howling and we were going with the wind in the first half. We moved the ball around well, played unselfish and took our time.”

Sedro-Woolley goalkeeper Charmaine DeWitt was credited with 12 saves on the night and praised by Wright as having an excellent day.

The Red Raiders currently sit in the second 2A spot heading into their final match of the regular season against Mount Baker on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Mount Baker High School.

Bellingham 3, Sedro-Woolley 1

Goal: Morgan Jones (Bellingham), assist: Mia Hodges, time 7; Goal: Peyton Schwinger (Bellingham), time 9; Goal: Peyton Schwinger (Bellingham), assist: Brooke Baker, time 15; Goal: Emily Van Liew (S-W), time 66. Goalies (saves) — Bellingham: Chloe Campbell (4); Sedro-Woolley: Charmaine DeWitt (12). Shots on goal — Bellingham 19, Sedro-Woolley 5.