That’s how you do Futbol Rapido! 46 goals were scored on Saturday night as the Western Indoor Soccer League season hit high gear. The race for a top four finish and a playoff spot is heating up and the results have pushed the defending champion Tacoma Stars Reserves down to 5th place while the Olympic Force remain just ahead of Bellingham and Sporting Everett.
WESTERN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE STANDINGS 2015-16
(Through January 9, 2016)
|Club||Points||Wins||Losses||Ties||GF||GA||Goal + / –|
|TACOMA STARS RESERVES||7||2||3||1||34||31||+3|
|OLY TOWN FC||4||1||4||1||32||42||-10|
Top 4 clubs make the playoffs.
Bellingham United-11 Oly Town-8
OLYMPIA, WA – (Artesians report) For the second week in a row, the Oly Town Artesians scored five goals in the fourth quarter to cut into their opponent’s big lead. But Bellingham United’s 9-1 lead early in the third quarter proved to be enough and the Artesians fell to the Hammers 11-8 in front of a standing room only crowd at The Pavilion at Evergreen on Saturday night.
Greg Wolfe recorded a brace for the Artesians scoring the lone goal in the first half and adding another late in the game. After Bellingham took an eight goal lead at the 10:35 mark of the third quarter, Brendan Rosgen, Brett Stallworth, Kyle Wiese and Tanner Allison answered with a four goal run to make it a four goal game at 9-5 with 9:20 left to play.
After Bellingham broke the run on a goal by Richard Henderson at the 8:30 mark, Jake Sanford made it a 10-6 game with 7:26 left. Wolfe and Nate Boatright each scored in the final 30 seconds of play but it was too little too late and Bellingham held on for the 11-8 win and moved to 4-1-0 in Western Indoor Soccer League play.
Bellingham was led by a pair of hat tricks from Tyler Bjork and Henderson. Oscar Jimenez scored twice and Brendan Quilici, Kurtis Pederson and Kenny Parker each added goals for the Hammers.
The Artesians (1-4-1) scored goals on all three of their power play opportunities and only committed four fouls the entire game. Bellingham converted on their lone power play of the evening.
These two teams meet again next Saturday night in Bellingham. First kick at the Sportsplex is set for 7:30 PM.
Goal Scoring: Bellingham United- Richard Henderson (3), Tyler Bjork (3), Oscar Jimenez (2), Brendan Quilici, Kenny Parker, Kurtis Pederson. Oly Town Artesians- Greg Wolfe (2), Brendan Rosgen, Brett Stallworth, Kyle Wiese, Tanner Allison, Jake Sanford, Nate Boatright.
Sporting Everett-7 Snohomish-6
SNOHOMISH, WA— Jordan Correa scored a brace as visiting Sporting Everett FC (4-3-0) held off the Snohomish Skyhawks (3-2-0) at the Snohomish Soccer Dome. The win means the two Snohomish County rivals split their season series.
It was a wild first quarter that ended 3-2 in favor of Sporting. Everett got two more in the second quarter to lead 5-2 at the half.
Snohomish cut the lead to 6-4 after three quarters, but could not get any closer than the final result.
Goal Scoring: Sporting Everett- Jordan Correa (2), Corey Hendrickson, Eli Gordley, Mark Conrad, Lucas Dourado, James Postma. Snohomish Skyhawks- Ryan Gamache (2), Josh Peters, Hector Valdovinos, John Troka, Mike Kehoe.
BREMERTON, WA— The Olympic Force (5-1-0) jumped out to a 5-1 third quarter lead before holding off a furious rally by the Tacoma Stars Reserves (2-3-1) in a thrilling match before 328 fans at the Olympic Sports Center.
The home side had it going early, scoring three first quarter goals before the Stars could reply with one of their own.
On the night Enrique Hidalgo scored a hat trick for Olympic and Gus Bermudez had a brace (2). Joseph Cairel had 2 for Tacoma.
Match Photo Gallery: Michael Landon
The second quarter saw just one goal as the Force led 4-1 at the break. However, right after kick off of the second half the clubs got quick scores.
It was 6-3 when the Stars pulled their goalkeeper and set up a frantic final few minutes. Tacoma got to within 7-6 before the Force chipped one in to make the final result.
Goal Scoring: Olympic Force- Enrique Hidalgo (3), Gus Bermudez (2), Izzy Deluna, Victor Kelmel, Jacob Beck. Tacoma Stars Reserves- Jospeh Cairel (2), Kyle Danielson, Nate Ford, Tyler John, Steve Mohn.