Blaine girls soccer got its first win of the season on the road September 19. The Lady Borderites beat Lakewood 3-0 with goals from senior Kristina Roby, freshman Beatrice Dickson and sophomore Juliana Zuzarte.
Head coach Gio Quesada said he was happy with how the team played. The team put a lot of pressure on Lakewood and really dominated the first half, he said. With a young team this year, he said it’s important for players to split playing time. He said this way the team will progress tremendously over the season.
“The combination between experienced and inexperienced players is good,” Quesada said, adding that it will help many of the younger players improve.
Blaine lost 4-1 to Burlington-Edison in its home opener September 15. Sophomore goalkeeper Larissa Pluschakov had a strong game in goal but the Tigers offense was unrelenting. The Lady Borderites built momentum in the second half, creating multiple chances. Roby scored with about 10 minutes left in the game.
The girls travel to Meridian Tuesday, September 27 and host Lynden Christian Thursday, September 29. Both games are at 7 p.m. They are 1-2 so far this season.
The Borderites traveled to Vashon Island September 16 where they lost to the Pirates 17-6. Blaine outgained the Pirates but lost after giving up a touchdown and field goal shortly after breaking the deadlock in the second quarter.
Senior quarterback Kael Evinger found junior Hunter Vezzetti on a back-corner fade from nine yards out to open the scoring. The Borderites would struggle to score again as Vashon responded immediately with an 83-yard touchdown pass.
Sophomore Colby Shipp had a career-high 35 carries for 165 yards. Junior Victor Gervol led Blaine defensively with nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Senior Jacob Voigt had two sacks and a forced fumble and junior Conner Dalry recovered two fumbles.
They are back at home Friday, September 23 against King’s High School at 7 p.m. Blaine is 0-3 this season.
Statistics thanks to whatcompreps.com.
Blaine lost at home in three straight sets to Lynden September 20 on the back of a 3-0 loss to Ferndale September 14.
The team travels to Lynden Christian Thursday, September 22 and then hosts Nooksack Valley Monday, September 26.
Both matches are at 7 p.m. They are 0-4 this season.
Boys and girls cross country ran against Bellingham and Mount Vernon Wednesday, September 21 at Lake Padden Park. They run next at Pipeline Fields in Blaine Wednesday, October 5. Meets start at 4 p.m.
Blaine’s co-op team with Ferndale has a meet at Forge Pool in Lynden at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22. The team’s schedule can be found at bit.ly/3U5exL8.
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