Zach Roetcisoender was able to net the winning goal off of a Derek Kamena corner kick in the 80th minute to snag a 2-1 victory for Lynden Christian boys’ soccer team over Lynden on Saturday, March 21, at Bender Fields.
The Lyncs’ Justin Brester scored the first goal of the game in the second minute and Lynden’s Girardo Quiroz tied it up in the 48th minute.
“I was impressed with our guys throughout the week to go through four preseason matches,” Lynden Christian coach Brent De Ruyter said in a phone interview. “We got better each match and played the best match on Saturday.”
De Ruyter highlighted Jo Meppelink for his play in the middle and Roetcisoender for his performance at right back throughout the game.
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The Lyncs open up league play with Anacortes next at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, on the road.
Lynden Christian 2, Lynden 1
Goal: Justin Brester (Lynden Christian), assist: Cody Fransen, time 2:00; Goal: Girardo Quiroz (Lynden), assist: unassisted, time 48:00; Goal: Zach Roetcisoender (Lynden Christian), assist: Derek Kamena, time 80:00. Goalies (saves) — Lynden: Per Wolfisberg (4); Home team: Kody Tiemersma (3). Shots on goal — Lynden 3, Home team 6.