Sports -- October 14, 2004

Published on Thu, Oct 14, 2004
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by Jack Kintner

Teams show spirit and grit

The Borderite volleyball team dropped their fourth home game of the season but didn’t give up without a fight last week against Mt. Baker. Led by senior and lone varsity veteran Jenn Kramer, almost a coach in her own right as she works with her younger and less experienced team mates, Blaine managed to win the third match 23-25 by returning serve effectively, with long volleys cheered on by some suitably raucous members of the Borderite football and soccer teams.

Courtney Van Brocklin, grand daughter of Blaine senior center exec Judy Van Brocklin, had 34 assists for Mt. Baker.

Last Thursday the Borderites traveled to the nowhere land of Meridian to face the Trojans once again, and though they lost that shootout in three quick matches, Kramer came away 20 for 21 on her hits and had 8 kills.

Blaine, now 0-8 in league and 1-8 overall, traveled to Lakewood Tuesday night for a non-league contest and then hosts Lynden Christian tonight at 7 p.m. in the new gym.
Borderites win one, drop two

The Borderite soccer team took a wild contest from the Mt. Baker Mounties last week in Kendall as forward MacKenzie Nix assisted Alyssa Hendrickson for two goals, one in the 27th minute and the opening seconds of the second half.

On the first goal Nix lofted a shot to Hendrickson who headed the ball into the goal. The second came almost before the Mounties got their shoes tied in the second period.

Last Thursday the Meridian Trojans came to the Pipe and took advantage of Blaine after trailing 1-0 for much of the game on Alyssa Hendrickson’s first half goal. Celine Mazoyer then scored in the 75th minute, and four minutes later just before play ended Miranda Heslep poked one in unassisted for the 2-1 victory.

On Saturday the girls traveled to South Whidbey for a non-league contest they lost 5-0 to go 4-8 overall for the season, 3-5 in league. This afternoon they go against Lynden Christian in Lynden at 4:30.