Goalkeeper Jake Poag wasn’t playing for the Lynden Christian boys’ soccer team so in stepped freshman field player Nolan Thomas, and Thomas came through with three saves as the Lyncs played Anacortes to a 0-0 tie Tuesday, March 22, at Bender Fields.
“We just told him he was behind a good defense,” LC coach Brent De Ruyter said in a phone interview. “Just make plays , don’t think about it and be aggressive. He did a fantastic job.”
On offense De Ruyter said his team missed a few opportunities but he was satisfied with the game.
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Squalicum 6, Nooksack Valley 0: Kevin Smiley and Ben Peterson each scored two goals to lead the Storm to a NWC-opening win over Nooksack Valley. Ramon Beltran and Ale Tomasi also scored, and Evan Johnson and Eli Guidroz recorded two assists.
Sehome 1, Bellingham 0: Isaac DeVange scored in the 48th minute and the Mariners earned a conference victory over the Red Raiders at Civic Stadium.
Burlington-Edison 2, Blaine 1: The Borderites fell to the Tigers at Burlington-Edison. No other information was available at press time.
Sedro-Woolley 6, Meridian 1: The Trojans lost at Sedro-Woolley. No other information was available at press time.
NOTE: Sehome’s win over Bellingham corrected to a conference victory on Wednesday, March 23.
Lynden Christian (1A)
Mount Baker (1A)
Nooksack Valley (1A)