High School Soccer

Freshman’s surprise contribution lifts Lynden over Ferndale

Lynden’s boys’ soccer team kicked off its season with a 3-1 home win over Ferndale on Monday, March 16, at Bender Fields in a nonconference game.

The Lions were led by Nicholas Parris and Jordi Ramirez, who had a goal and an assist each.

“I thought we played really well, but there was still a ton to be worked on,” Lynden coach Drew Smiley said in a phone interview. “Jordi is a freshman, brand new, so you can’t say enough when he gets a goal and assist in our first outing.”

Keaton Hanson also scored and Isaiah Baseden added an assist for Lynden. Ferndale scored on what Smiley described as a fluke goal in the 24th minute.

Lynden hits the road to play Nooksack Valley at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Nooksack Valley Elementary. Ferndale plays Burlington-Edison at 6 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Burlington-Edison.

Lynden 3, Ferndale 1

Goal: Keaton Hanson (Lynden), assist: Jordi Ramirez, time 19; Goal: n/a (Ferndale), time 24; Goal: Jordi Ramirez (Lynden), assist: Nicholas Parris, time 35; Goal: Nicholas Parris (Lynden), assist: Isaiah Baseden, time 69. Goalies (saves) — Ferndale: n/a; Lynden: Per Wolfisberg (n/a), Joe Dalarza (n/a). Shots on goal — no information provided.