High School Soccer

Birnel’s goal lifts Trojans to 1-0 win

Jake Birnel scored the lone goal for the Meridian boys’ soccer team in its 1-0 victory over Bear Creek on Saturday, March 21, at Meridian High School.

Birnel was able to net a free kick in the 56th minute to decide the game.

“In the second half we came out organized, played much harder and finished with a lot of heart. It was good to see,” Meridian coach Joe Spencer said in a phone interview.

Spencer highlighted the Trojans two center backs, Limny Nolasco and Rico Martinez, for taking big strides in the game while learning a new position.

Meridian takes on Sedro-Woolley next at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at home.

Meridian 1, Bear Creek 0

Goal: Jake Birnel (Meridian), assist: unassisted, time 56:00. Goalies (saves) — no information provided. Shots on goal — no information provided.