Lynden Christian’s boys’ soccer team was unable to hold onto an early 1-0 lead despite some fantastic play by goalkeeper Jake Poag, as it suffered a 2-1 loss to Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday, April 21, at Janicki Fields.
Carson Janzen scored the Lyncs’ goal in the 21st minute. The Cubs’ Nef Camacho answered in the 45th minute, and gave his team the win with a strike in the 62nd minute.
Poag made nine saves in the contest and was the Lyncs’ man of the match, his coach said.
“Jake Poag was just unbelievable in goal tonight,” Lynden Christian coach Brent De Ruyter said in a phone interview. “He made some great saves to keep us in it. He was active and communicated well, especially on set plays and corners. He was really aggressive. Overall the guys played hard. We were missing three starters, so we had to overcome that.”
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The most standout save Poag made came when a shot was deflected from one side of the net to the other, and a Sedro-Woolley player came up with the ball. He rocketed a shot toward goal, but Poag came all the way across the mouth of the goal to make the big save.
Lynden Christian plays next at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at home against Blaine.
Sedro-Woolley 2, Lynden Christian 1
Goal: Carson Janzen (LC), time 21; Goal: Nef Camacho (SW), assist Jackson Price, time 45; Goal: Nef Camacho (SW), assist: Obed Camacho, time 62. Goalies (saves) — Lynden Christian: Jake Poag (9); Sedro-Woolley: Dylan Witzel (2). Shots on goal — Lynden Christian 6, Sedro-Woolley 12.