Borderites soccer wins one and loses one

DSC_0093By Oliver Lazenby

The Borderites soccer team beat Mount Baker 4–0 on Saturday, April 16, for it’s first win of the season.

Zack Oakley, Gavin McPhail, Matt Bowyer and Nicholas Wheaton scored goals for the Borderites.

Mount Baker beat Blaine 2–1 in a match earlier this season. The key to the Borderites strong performance this time was a team effort, a crisp passing game and strong defense, said head coach Gio Quesada.

“The kids played for a win right from the beginning,” Quesada said. “It was a special game. I saw everybody work together right from the beginning.”

Also this week the Borderites played undefeated Sehome High School, the division’s top team. The Blaine team held its own but lost 4–0 in that game, which was on Tuesday, April 19.

Blaine pressured Sehome through the first half, holding the league leaders to just one goal thanks to strong efforts from Blaine defenders including Garrett Adams, who moved up to varsity after starting the season on the JV squad.

The Borderites record is now 1–9–2. The team’s next game is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at Anacortes High School. They next play at Pipeline Field at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25 against La Conner.

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