Knights rally to beat Lyncs | Girls soccer

By David Pan | Nov 02, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan King’s Callie Wright stretches to reach the ball.

King’s seems to be hitting its stride.

The young Knights overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Lynden Christian 3-2 in double overtime in the 1A Northwest District girls soccer championship game Saturday, Oct. 28, at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.

Senior Katie Stella scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Peri Welch, one of 10 freshmen on King’s roster.

Knights coach Nicole Gabelein is happy with the progress of her young team.

“They’re coming together right when we need them to,” she said.

“They’re getting more and more consistent the more that we’re playing. It’s nice to see we’re finishing. Our defense is coming together really nicely. I’m pleased with where they’re at now.”

Stella and junior Callie Wright each scored a goal to help the Knights erase an early 2-0 deficit. Wright had the assist on Stella’s first goal.

King’s is scheduled to play Seattle Academy in the Bi-District championship game at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at Sultan High School. The game is for seeding purposes as both teams have qualified for the state tournament.

The Knights opened district play with a 5-3 victory over Meridian on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Woolsey Stadium. Wright led the Knights with three goals and an assist. The junior standout led the charge early, scoring her first goal just a couple minutes into the first half.

Gabelein said that Wright feeds off the energy of her teammates.

“It’s what gets her fired up,” Gabelein said. “Seeing other people working hard motivates her.”

Stella scored one goal and had an assist. Welch also scored and freshman Meg Travis had an assist.

The Knights seem to be getting better the more time the players have with each other on the field.

“Every game more pieces fall in place,” Gabelein said. “It’s coming together nicely.”

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