Leaders continue winning ways; Lights out in Tacoma

The Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) leaders continued their winning ways on Saturday night January 23rd. The Olympic Force and Bellingham United both got three more standings points. In Tacoma an important match with playoff implications between the Stars Reserves and the Snohomish Skyhawks was postponed due to a lack of lights / power failure at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

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Head Coach Matt Stalnik (center, back to camera) gives his plan to the Oly Town Artesians between quarters on Saturday night against the Olympic Force in Bremerton. (Oly Town photo)

 

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BREMERTON, WA— Gustavo Bermudez scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season as the Olympic Force (7-1-0) scored a 6-2 win over the Oly Town Artesians (1-6-1) before 389 fans at the Olympic Sports Center on Saturday night January 23rd.

Oly Town match report

Tanner Allison also had a brace for the Artesians, who stayed in the match for a while thanks to numerous saves from goalkeeper Evan Munn.

It was 0-0 for the first 21 minutes of the match before the Force finally got one past Munn as defender Victor Kelmel scored his 4th goal of the season. It was 2-0 when Enrique Hidalgo scored his 10th goal of the year two minutes later.

The third quarter saw the Artesians pull to within 2-1 on Allison’s first goal, but then the Force awoke and pulled clear to seal the match down the stretch. Goals for Diego Aceves, Kyle Johnson, and two from Bermudez were more than enough for the home side.

Goal Scoring: Olympic Force- Gus Bermudez (2), Diego Aceves, Victor Kelmel, Kyle Johnson, Enrique Hidalgo. Oly Town Artesians- Tanner Allison (2).

WESTERN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE STANDINGS  2015-16

Through January 23, 2016

Club Points Wins Losses Ties GF GA Goal + / –
OLYMPIC FORCE 21 7 1 0 65 41 +24
BELLINGHAM UNITED  18 6 1 0 67 34 +33
SPORTING EVERETT 12 4 3 0 46 52 -6
TACOMA STARS RESERVES 10 3 3 1 41 36 +5
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS 9 3 3 0 28 37 -9
OLY TOWN FC 4 1 6 1 38 59 -21
VANCOUVER VICTORY 0 0 7 0 26 52 -26

Top 4 clubs make the playoffs.

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The Hammers (right) traveled to Clark County Indoor Sports to face the Victory. (CCIS photo)

 

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VANCOUVER, WA—Bellingham United (6-1-0) kept pace with the Force as they scored their 4th 11-goal win of the season, and third such total in a row with an 11-4 conquest over the Vancouver Victory (0-7-0) before 110 fans at Clark County Indoor Sports.

Hammers goals were scored by Nick Cashmere (3), Brendan Quilici (2), Uche Ugwoaba (2), Kenny Parker, Richard Henderson, Mo Marenah, and Tyler Bjork. Assists were credited to Cashmere (3), Oscar Jimenez (2), Kenny Parker, Quilici, Henderson, and Bjork, respectively.

It was 4-3 to Bellingham at the half before the Hammers broke it open. Vancouver’s goals came from Cody Guthrie, Steven Hughes, Matt Chamberlain and Ryan Morrisey.

Goal Scoring: Bellingham United- Nick Cashmere (3), Brendan Quilici (2), Uche Ugwoaba (2), Kenny Parker, Richard Henderson, Mo Mareneh, Tyler Bjork. Vancouver Victory- Cody Guthrie, Steven Hughes, Matt Chamberlain, Ryan Morrisey.

Tacoma Stars Reserves v. Snohomish Skyhawks – Postponed

The lights went out at the Tacoma Soccer Center and didn’t go back on. Turns out there was a small fire involving faulty wires outside the building. The Center was evacuated without incident. Watch for information about the rescheduling of this match.

 

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