Soccer team shows promise despite loss

Published on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 by Jerry Huls

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Senior Keith Senkowski blocks a Bellingham player during the first half of the losing game. Photo by Karl King

Caspar Harezelak’s surprise could be heard from his goal when Blaine had a shot on net at the other end of the soccer field.

Despite the 7-1 loss to Lynden at Pipeline Field April 13, the Borderites could easily point to this game as one of their best efforts of the season.

Blaine had a season high four shots on goal and scored their second goal of the season when Al Bohnson connected on a second half penalty kick.

Lynden’s Andrew Blair scored four times, including two crucial goals early in the second half to put the game out of reach for Blaine.

Emotions became a factor late in the first half of an 8-0 loss to Bellingham April 15 at the Pipe. With less than a minute to play in the half, mid-fielder Brian Sandell received a yellow card and in the ensuing exchange with the referee, received a red card seconds later, ejecting him from the game.

By Northwest conference rules, Sandell will serve a one game suspension. Head coach Mike Couto would not comment officially on the red card.

Sandell’s red card was the first given this season by that referee, who stated that the yellow card was issued for language and the red card for abusive arguing with her afterwards.

Besieged goalie Caspar Harezlak continued to post big numbers grabbing 19 saves.