Elisa Kooiman earned a single goal for Lynden girls’ soccer late in the second half to win 1-0 against Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Bender Fields.
Lynden led through the first half but allowed Sedro-Woolley to gain some momentum in the second before Kooiman settled the final score. The team missed Lily Bogart, who was given a red card in the game on Saturday against Lynden Christian, Lynden coach Carlos Melendez said in a phone interview. The shutout victory was possible despite not having the energy of some key players. Sierra Smith, a lead scorer for Lynden, was taken out twice by Sedro-Woolley’s defenders.
“I thought Emily Holt in goal did a great job. She got the shutout,” Melendez said. “She is the captain of the team and she kept her team in the game.”
Lynden plays again at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Meridian High School.
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Lynden 1, Sedro-Woolley 0
Goal: Elisa Kooiman (Lynden), assist: Erin Fiebig, time 73:00. Goalies (saves) — Sedro-Woolley: N/A; Lynden: Emily Holt (N/A). Shots on goal — Sedro-Woolley N/A, Lynden N/A.