High School Soccer

Borderites girls’ soccer falls in non-conference play

In a somewhat rare non-conference game after the Northwest Conference season has already started, Blaine prep girls’ soccer fell to Granite Falls 4-1 on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the road.

Ashley Quesada evened the score at 1-1 just seven minutes in but Granite Falls tallied three second-half goals for the victory despite Blaine goalie Tessa Kelly’s 12 saves.

“We saw some good hard work. It was a good opportunity to cycle everyone through,” Blaine coach Kelly Tuski said in a phone interview, “work through some kinks in the lineup. Even though we came out behind, we gave a good effort.”

Blaine takes on Lynden on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Bender Fields.

Granite Falls 4, Blaine 1

Goal: Dayana Diaz (GF), assist: Hannah Rossnagle, time 3 Goal: Ashley Quesada (School), assist: Makayah Veliz, time 7; Goal: Spencer Wirkkala (GF), time 42; Goal: Spencer Wirkkala PK (School), time 73; Goal: Spencer Wirkkala (GF), assist: Hannah Rossnagle, time 78;. Goalies (saves) — Blaine: Tessa Kelly (12); GF: Kelsey Bechtholdt (4). Shots on goal — Blaine 8, GF 23.