Cascade notches Wesco North Div. girls soccer opener

Herald staff

EVERETT – The Cascade Bruins made the first move in Western Conference North Division girls soccer race with a 3-0 opening-game win over Oak Harbor Wednesday at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Last season, Oak Harbor defeated Cascade in the final week of the season to drop the Bruins from sole possession of first place into a four-way, first-place tie in Wesco 4A.

Jessica Hughes scored the eventual game-winner at the 55-minute mark. Cascade goaltender Morgan Carter continued to hold Oak Harbor scoreless as Shannon Baskett and Megan Lienhard staked the Bruins to the winning margin with goals in the 70th and 74th minutes of the game.

The Bruins appeared to have scored twice in the opening minutes of the game, only to have both goals called back on offside violations.

Bruin head coach Jamie Gay said his team is strong at both ends of the field.

“The team worked hard and did a good job of stopping a fast forward line. It was a tough first game, particularly since we opened with a league contest,” said Gay.

Mount Vernon 2, Arlington 0: Destiny Fugate scored a goal for the Bulldogs in the Wesco North victory.

Goals-Mount Vernon: Fugate, Barron.. Goalkeepers-Mount Vernon: Leonard. Arlington: Burscas. Records-Mount Vernon 1-0 in league, 1-0 overall. Arlington 0-1, 0-1.

Marysville-Pilchuck 3, Stanwood 2 0: Shawna Hopp had a hat trick to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to the Wesco North victory.

Goals-Stanwood: Leorna, Madsen. Marysville-Pilchuck: Hopp 3. Goalkeepers-Stanwood: Nicole. Marysville-Pilchuck: Smith. Records-Stanwood 0-1 in league, 0-1 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 1-0, 1-0

Lake Stevens 1, Monroe 0: The Vikings’ Lindsey Barnes scored the game’s only goal, while Maisie Todd recorded the shutout in goal to lead Lake Stevens to the Wesco North victory.

Goals-Lake Stevens: Barnes. Goalkeepers-Lake Stevens: Todd. Monroe: Fish. Records-Lake Stevens 1-0 in league, 1-0 overall. Monroe 0-1, 0-1.

Jackson 4, Burlington-Edison 2: Jessica Shadle had two goals and two assists to lead Jackson to the non-conference victory.

Goals-Burlington-Edison: Whitfield 2. Jackson: Graff, Shadle 2, Baller. Goalkeepers-Burlington-Edison: Berentson Jackson: Schropshire. Records-Burlington-Edison 0-1 overall. Jackson 1-0.

Meadowdale 2, Holy Names 1: Brittney Doran and Courtney Hughes both scored off the assists of Kate Nelson to lead Meadowdale to their first victory of the season in the non-league game.

Goals-Meadowdale: Doran, Hughes. Goalkeepers-Meadowdale: Wirtala. Records-Meadowdale 1-1 overall. Holy Names 0-1.

Edmonds-Woodway 2, Sehome 0: Jordan Bishop scored two goals to lead Edmonds-Woodway to the non-conference victory.

Goals-Edmonds-Woodway: Bishop 2. Goalkeepers-Sehome: not reported. Edmonds-Woodway: Hamilton. Records-Sehome 0-1. Edmonds-Woodway 2-0.

Kamiak 1, Olympic 0: Caitlyn Jordan scored off an assist by Shannon Skouras to lead Kamiak to the non-conference victory.

Goals-Kamiak: Jordan. Goalkeepers-Olympic: Shafer. Kamiak: Kresbach. Records-Olympic 1-1 overall. Kamiak 1-0.

Squalicum 1, Mountlake Terrace 0: Lacy Emery scored in the 64th minute to lead Squalicum of the Northwest League to a non-league victory over Mountlake Terrace of the Wesco.

Goals-Squalicum: Emery. Goalkeepers-Squalicum: Jansenius. Mountlake Terrace: Everett. Records-Squalicum 1-0 overall. Mountlake Terrace 0-1.

Shorecrest 1, Bellingham 0: Susanna Barnes posted a shutout in goal as Shorecrest from the Wesco downed Northwest League opponent Bellingham in a season-opening non-conference game. Katie Lemmon socred the only goal of the game off an Erin Cantini assist in the 45th minute.

Goals-Shorecrest: Lemmon. Goalkeepers-Shorecrest: Barnes. Bellingham: Winterburn. Records-Bellingham 0-1 overall. Shorecrest 1-0.

Sedro-Woolley 5, Everett 2: Tiffany Sasano and Amy Hudson staked the Seagulls to a 2-0 lead in the first half . Sedro-Woolley came back with five second-half goals to post a non-conference win.

Goals-Everett: Sasano, Hudson. Sedro-Woolley: unlisted. Goalkeepers-Everett: Hawkins, Smith. Sedro-Woolley: not listed. Records-Sedro-Woolley 1-0. Everett 0-1.

Cedar Park Christian 3, Grace Academy 0: Cedar Park Christian put three shots into the back of the net for the non-conference victory.

Goals-Cedar Park Christian: Filion, Bettinger, Lewis. Goalkeepers-Cedar Park Christian: Haug, Larson, Grace Academy, Lugg. Records-Cedar Park Christian 1-0 overall, Grace Academy 0-1.

Mountlake Terrece 3, Mercer Island 1: Kelsey Voetman had 14 kills and served 19-for-19 and teammate Un Oh had 25 assists to lead Mountlake Terrece to the 2-15, 17-15, 15-13, 17-15 non-conference victory.

Mount Vernon Christian 3, Archbishop Murphy 2: Nicole VanderMeulen had 22 kills as Mount Vernon Christian came back from losing the first two games to win the non-league match 14-16, 15-17, 15-7, 15-9, 15-7. Mount Vernon Christian scored 31 points on Lisa Rouw’s serve and teammate Melissa Weber had five blocks.

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