Yvonne Alvarez, 12, attempts to block a Lynden Christian move over the net in the Borderites' match against the Lyncs on Thursday, September 22. Photo by Janell Kortlever.
-The Borderites volleyball team rebounded from a dismal drubbing at the hands of Burlington-Edison in their first conference road contest Tuesday, September 20. After being dismantled 25-9, 25-7, 25-9 by the Tigers, Blaine came home to play what head volleyball coach Sheli Moore called their best match this season before falling to Lynden Christian 25-23, 25-9, 25-23, on Thursday, September 22.
“We haven’t ever played from ahead before,” Moore said of her freshman-laden squad. Claire Nelson had 13 kills while Yvonne Alvarez picked up 6. Breanna Chau contributed 40 assists for the Borderites.
-In girl’s soccer, a new goalkeeper didn’t change the fortunes of the Borderites, who fell to 0-6 (0-3 in the Northwest conference). Sharin Roth-Lerner started her first match in goal and stopped five shots, but her teammates could only get two shots on goal as Blaine lost at Burlington-Edison 3-0 on Tuesday, September 20.
Blaine had no answer for league-leading scorer Coryn Bajema as Lynden Christian pounded the Borderites 6-1 at Pipeline Field on Thursday, September 22.