High School Soccer

Ferndale girls’ soccer opens with 1-0 victory over Lynden

The Ferndale girls’ soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Lynden on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with the help of a strong backline and a determined forward.

“Kate Neher, forward, had quite a few opportunities to put the ball in the net,” Ferndale coach Joe Gonzalez said in a phone interview. “She hit the crossbar twice and did a great job.”

Jalissa Somers and Elsa Ericson held the back line against Lynden, which had a strong competitive showing during its first game of the season, Gonzalez said.

Ferndale plays Sehome at home and Lynden hosts Lynden Christian on Thursday, Sept. 10. Both games start at 4 p.m.

Ferndale 1, Lynden 0

Goal: Kayla Downs (Ferndale), time 67:00; Goalies (saves) — Lynden: Emily Holt (13); Ferndale: Rachel Neher (3). Shots on goal — Lynden 3, Ferndale 13.