The Blaine girls’ soccer team ended up tying Sultan 3-3 at Pipeline Fields to open the 2015 season.
“A more organized attack is going to be our goal for the rest of the season,” Blaine coach Kelly Tuski said in a phone interview.
Blaine’s Maria Gobbato scored the first goal at three minutes on a set play, assisted by Ashley Quesada who scored the second for Blaine. Ariyana VanderVeen-Raum scored the final goal to tie the game with seven minutes left on the clock.
Blaine plays again at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Mount Baker.
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Blaine 3, Sultan 3
Goal: Maria Gobbato (Blaine), assist: Ashley Quesada, time 03:00; Goal: K.C. Gonzalez (Sultan), assist: Hanna Milian, time 07:30; Goal: Ashley Quesada (Blaine), assist: Caylie Sharp, time 08:00; Goal: N/A (Sultan) 33:00. Goal: Mallory Hockett (Sultan), 57:00. Goal: Ariyana VanderVeen-Raum(Blaine), time 73:00 Goalies (saves) — Sultan: Bailey Bierbrauer(1); Blaine: Allison Burke (7). Shots on goal — Sultan 12, Blaine 7.