High School Soccer

Ferndale girls’ soccer wins 1-0 against Lynden Christian

Ferndale girls’ soccer won 1-0 against Lynden Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a match Ferndale coach Joe Gonzalez called a “nail-biter.”

“Our backline today was wonderful,” Gonzalez said in a phone interview. “Elsa Ericson got player of the game for our team. She just did a great job and Jazzy Ahrens on the left side did a wonderful job. There were so many great girls on the team today making a phenomenal effort.”

Kayla Downs, a senior at Ferndale, made the single goal on an assist by sophomore Maddie Smith.

Ferndale plays against Bellingham at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Civic Stadium. Lynden Christian will host Lynden at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Ferndale 1, Lynden Christian 0

Goal: Kayla Downs (Ferndale), assist: Maddie Smith, time 11:00. Goalies (saves) — Lynden Christian: Karibeth Engelsma, Paige Ellens (9); Ferndale: Rachel Neher (1). Shots on goal — Lynden Christian 2, Ferndale 15.