Blaine soccer wins two big ones in a row

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After winning a pair of conference games in the past week, the season is heating up for the Blaine girls varsity soccer team. The Borderites beat Bellingham 3–1 on September 26 and Squalicum 2–1 on September 30.

After the wins, the Borderites have a 4–3–1 record overall, and a 2–2–1 record in conference games.

“Our confidence is growing. I think the team now really believes they can compete against the bigger schools,” said Blaine head coach Gio Quesada. “Everyone went 100 percent on the field, even girls who only played for a few minutes played 100 percent. You can see that the team is hungry to win.”

Blaine controlled the September 26 home game against Bellingham. Blaine forward Randi Roose curled a corner kick into the goal to give the Borderites the lead at 20 minutes. On a fast break in the 36th minute, Sky Nolasco launched a bullet into the net from 20 yards out with her non-dominant leg.

Bellingham scored its goal in the second half, and Bri Nolasco scored one more for Blaine.

At Squalicum High School’s turf field on September 30, Squalicum got an early lead until Blaine evened the score in the 21st minute. The game remained tied until the 75th minute when Sky Nolasco scored to give Blaine the win.

Next, Blaine travels to play Lakewood (4–0–4) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3.

Volleyball has an even week

Blaine varsity volleyball beat Bellingham 3–2 on September 26 at home and lost 3–0 at Squalicum on October 1. Blaine’s record is now 1–3.

Next, the Borderites travel to Lakewood (0–6) to play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. Blaine’s next home match is Wednesday, October 9 against Sehome (3–3).

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