Blaine boys soccer lost 6-0 to the Overlake Owls in the 1A district 1/2 crossover at Sammamish High School in Bellevue May 13, ending its season just short of a state berth.
The Borderites beat the Lynden Christian Lyncs 4-3 through an overtime golden goal in the 1A district play-in game May 11 at the Blaine High School stadium.
The scoring started in the 60th minute, when senior captain Joel Barrientos-Estrada struck sophomore Isaiah Zuch’s layoff home. Shortly after, freshman Dimitriy Yuryev scored a freekick sophomore captain Maxim Yuryev won by taking it early. The Lyncs then grabbed two goals back, and Blaine took the lead again through a breakaway goal from junior Leonardo Blanco. LC sent it to overtime with a late penalty. Barrientos-Estrada won the game with nearly two minutes left in overtime, tapping home Blanco’s cross to the back post. The goal sent Blaine onto bi-districts a day later.
In the end, head coach Gio Quesada said Overlake was just a more mature team.
Quesada thanked the players, parents and trainer for the support all season. Blaine only lost two games before playoffs.
“It was an amazing season,” Quesada said. “I think the players will remember this season for a long time.”
The girls golf team came home with the team title and first place at the 1A district 1 round at North Bellingham Golf Course May 11.
Ellie Tanjuaquio placed first and two other Blaine golfers, Hope Weeda and Kijah Van Rijswijck, qualified for the bi-district match at North Bellingham on May 16. Mia Tavis went as an alternate.
“Being able to place six girls at districts was great,” head coach Connie Pilon said. “And having four present at bi-districts – it was a great season. The girls improved a bunch.”
At bi-districts, Tanjuaquio qualified for the state tournament, which is Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 in Chehalis.
Pilon said the team is only losing one senior, Weeda. “But it’s a big loss, because Hope’s a leader,” she said.
Track and field
Blaine track and field athletes will compete at the 1A district 1/2 championships Thursday, May 18 and Saturday, May 20 at Lynden Christian High School. More information can be found at bit.ly/42NNbNE. A meet program can be found at bit.ly/3WeGYrh.
Results from the 1A district 1 meet last week can be found at bit.ly/3Ik0ddq.
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