MOUNT VERNON — Gonzalo Castro scored twice and the Mount Vernon boys’ soccer team bounced back from a loss earlier in the week with a 5-0 nonconference victory over Burlington-Edison on Friday night.
Castro had one goal in each half; more goals were added by Luis Rivera, Jonathan Salazar and Marco Quezada. Jonathan Soto and Rene Serrano were in goal for the Bulldogs.
“They came prepared, followed the plan and stuck with it,” Mount Vernon coach Behr Ibarra said.
Rivera and Edwin Subias provided assists for Mount Vernon (1-1).
Sedro-Woolley Cubs 4, Sultan Turks 0
SULTAN — The Cubs pushed their record to 3-0 with the nonconference victory.
“As good as our our preseason was,” Sedro-Woolley coach Gary Warman said, “we still have lots to do to develop players in key positions.”
The Cubs had everyone in the right spots on this night as Brendan Woods scored a pair of goals while Hugo Tartelo and Peyton Holdt added one each.
“It was a bit sloppy,” Warman said of the game. “But that is to be expected with back to back games and the second (game) on the road on a Friday night.”
Mount Vernon Bulldogs 5,
Burlington-Edison Tigers 2
BURLINGTON — Mount Vernon pitcher Reilly Olmstead was just too much for the Tigers to handle.
Olmstead pitched six innings, allowing two hits while striking out 10 and not issuing a single walk.
“He was good today,” Burlington-Edison coach John Thurmond said. “Very good. He overwhelmed us ... We were able to scratch out a couple of runs late.”
The Bulldogs improved to 1-2 while the Tigers lost their first game of the season and are 3-1.
“We’ll learn from this,” Thurmond said. “Some plays we didn’t make that we should of. That’s why you play these early-season games.”
Sedro-Woolley Cubs 7,
Lynden Lions 0
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — It was a sweep for the Cubs against a Northwest Conference opponent.
Singles winners included Anna Rutherford (6-0, 6-2), Maya Becerra (3-6, 6-0, 6-2), Joie Hackney (6-2, 6-1) and Sam Busadre (6-3, 6-1). In doubles, teams of Jillian Nelson and Amber Helinski (6-4, 6-1), Hannah Jutte and Claire Hindman (1-6, 6-1, 6-4) and Jazzelle Elias and Megan Benham (6-3, 6-2) recorded victories.
Bellingham Red Raiders 5,
Burlington-Edison Tigers 2
BURLINGTON — The Tigers managed to get a pair of victories against the always difficult Red Raiders.
“There was some amazing tennis played,” Burlington-Edison coach Joel Wasson said. “We took advantage of some great opportunities.”
The Tigers’ two wins came at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles.
At the top singles spot, Lyndsee Fleury won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The tandem of Haleigh Peterson and Kiersten Woldrop won 7-5, 7-6.
“Fleury lost her first set,” Wasson said, “and when I talked to her, she looked completely checked out, done. But she came back. She was mentally strong, showed that mental fortitude and found her strength. It was great to see.”
The doubles team featured a pair of freshmen called into action and they took full advantage of the opportunity.
“That was a great experience for them,” the coach said.
Mariner Marauders 18,
Concrete Lions 1
EVERETT — The preseason has not been kind to the Lions thus far and the game against the Marauders kept the trend going.
Concrete fell to 0-3 on the season.
Marysville-Getchell Chargers 15,
Mount Vernon Bulldogs 3
MOUNT VERNON — The Chargers dropped the Bulldogs to 0-2 in the nonconference game. Rachel Rocero and Madeleine Hylback each went 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs.