Soccer ties Lynden in senior game; beats Friday Harbor

Published on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 by Ian Ferguson

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The boys soccer team piled on the points in a home game against Friday Harbor, then tied 2A Lynden in the senior game, the last home game of the season.

The Borderites defeated Friday Harbor 7–1 April 28.

“I gave time to a lot of junior varsity players and they stepped up very well to the challenge,” Quesada said. “The kids all 
played hard from start to finish. Sometimes when you play a smaller school kids think it’s no big deal, but you have to respect every team and play your hardest, and the kids did that today.”

Nick Butschli tallied a hat trick. David Shapiro scored twice. Colton Economy and Garren Economy each scored once.

“The kids did a good job of finishing their opportunities,” Quesada said.

In the senior game against Lynden April 29, Blaine carried a one-goal lead through most of the game, but Lynden tied it up in the final minutes for a final score of 1–1.

Nick Butschli scored Blaine’s goal off an assist from Garren Economy 20 minutes into the game.

“It was an amazing goal,” Quesada said. Butschli received the pass from Economy with his back to the net, faked one way and shot the other, volleying the ball into the corner of the net.

Blaine’s lead stood until the 75th minute of the game, when a Lynden through-ball led to a low shot to the far post.

“The team had a real test against Lynden today,” Quesada said. “They fought hard the whole game.”

Afterwards, fans gathered on the sideline with the seniors on the team for a ceremony to honor the seniors and their parents. Each senior handed a flower to his parents, and coaches Quesada and Marcel Zuzarte addressed the crowd.

“You fans are always so positive at every game and we really appreciate it,” Quesada said.

The Borderites play their last regular-season game on Thursday, May 1 at Sedro-Woolley at 7 p.m. The postseason begins May 7, with the 1A District Tournament at Kings High School in Shoreline.