High School Soccer

Red Raiders use big second half to defeat Mount Baker

Bellingham’s girls’ soccer team was able to put away Mount Baker 6-1 in a Northwest Conference game that was shortened by thunder and lightning on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Mount Baker.

The Red Raiders struck first with a Sydney Wright goal in the 15th minute, but Mount Baker answered when Amanda Evans assisted Marissa Scoville on a 21st-minute goal. Bellingham’s Brooke Baker would get a goal in the 32nd minute to make it 2-1 going into the half.

“The first half the girls did great. They battled back-and-forth,” Mount Baker coach Jason Jorgensen said in a phone interview. “They got the first goal kind of early and we responded right away. We put the pressure on.”

Bellingham pulled away in the weather-shortened second half with two more Brooke Baker goals and two goals by Morgan Jones. The game was called in the 60th minute.

“Marissa and Lacy Postlewait were tirelessly running all game long, putting pressure on the back line,” Jorgensen said of his forward duo. “It was good for the girls to get out there and kind of take the next step forward against a quality opponent.”

Mount Baker’s next game is a first round Class 1A Northwest District game against Sultan on Monday, Oct. 27. Bellingham’s first postseason game is yet to be determined.

Bellingham 6, Mount Baker 1

Goal: Sydney Wright (B), time 15; Goal: Marissa Scoville (MB), assist: Amanda Evans, time 21; Goal: Brooke Baker (B), time 32; Goal: Brooke Baker (B), time 43. Goal: Morgan Jones (B), assist: Player name, time 48; Goal: Brooke Baker (B), assist: Player name, time 51; Goal: Morgan Jones (B), assist: Player name, time 59. Goalies (saves) — Bellingham: Chloe Campbell (3); Baker: Ali Whitson (18). Shots on goal — Baker 5, Bellingham 23.