After conquering their first challenge of the postseason on Thursday, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks could not repeat on Saturday as the Hawks were defeated 4-0 by the red-hot Lynden Lions in a District 1/2 2A Girls Soccer Tournament match played at Civic Stadium in Bellingham.
Terrace was able to get off eleven shots – most in the first half – against the young Lions defense, but the efforts of sophomore sweeper Ali VanZanten and freshman goalkeeper Keylie Hershey kept the Hawks off the scoreboard.
“As dumb as this may sound, the score doesn’t reflect the game,” said Terrace Coach Alvin Little. “We dominated the first half, (but) couldn’t finish.”
Lynden senior Kali Spady scored a three-goal hat trick in the victory; senior Payton Fuller got the Lions’ first goal of the game and added two assists.
Saturday’s victory was the Lions’ ninth straight – the team has averaged more than five goals per game during the winning streak.
Terrace had been coming off a performance on Thursday that netted them 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Anacortes.
The Hawks will return to Civic Stadium, the site of Saturday’s loss, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to face the Bellingham Red Raiders in a District 1/2 2A Girls Soccer Tournament loser-out match. First kick is slated for 3 p.m.
Prep Girls Soccer: Mountlake Terrace vs. Lynden, Oct. 29 (District 1/2 2A Girls Soccer Tournament second round, Civic Stadium in Bellingham)
Terrace 0 0 — 0
Lynden 2 2 — 4
Peyton Fuller (Lynden), assisted by Isabelle Jacob, in the 10th minute
Kali Spady (Lynden), assisted by Peyton Fuller, in the 30th minute
Kali Spady (Lynden), assisted by Lily Bogart, in the 51st minute
Kali Spady (Lynden), assisted by Peyton Fuller, in the 55th minute
Records: Mountlake Terrace 7-9-2 overall; Lynden 11-5-1 overall
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Bellingham, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3:00 p.m. (District 1/2 2A Girls Soccer Tournament loser-out match)
–By Doug Petrowski