Force edge Hammers in thrilling WISL weekend

WISL Logo - 600You can’t ask for much more of a show than the Olympic Force and Bellingham United put on last Saturday. The 10-9 final was a display of what the WISL can be at its best.

It was also quite a match down in Olympia as the Artesians outlasted Sporting Everett 8-6.

Not to be outdone, the Tacoma Stars Reserves and Snohomish Skyhawks kept it close – real close – as they battled to an eventual 4-4 tie.

Read the match recaps for 12/17/16 below, with the updated WISL table.

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WESTERN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE STANDINGS  2016-17

(Updated through matches played December 17, 2016)

Club Points Wins Losses Ties GF GA Goal + / –
BELLINGHAM UNITED  9  3  2  0  35  29  +6
TACOMA STARS RESERVES  7  2  1  1  25 18  +7
OLY TOWN ARTESIANS  7  2  1  1  27 29  -2
OLYMPIC FORCE  6  2  2  0  32  31  +1
SPORTING EVERETT  4  1  3  1  34 34  0
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS  4  1  2  1  17  29  -12

Olympic Force-10 Bellingham United-9

BREMERTON, WA— The Olympic Force (2-2-0) beat the defending WISL Champion Bellingham United Hammers (3-2-0) in a 19-goal affair at the Olympic Sports Center on Saturday night.

The Hammers led 4-2 at halftime before the wild west shootout of a second half. It was a tight thriller at 5-5 going into the fourth quarter when the shots started flying. The Force outscored BUFC 5-4 in the last period to notch the win.

Leading the way with 2 goals and 3 assists for Olympic was Enrique Hidalgo. David Meherg and Jesus Sanchez also scored 2 goals each for the Force. Bellingham had a trio of braces as Richard Henderson, Chris Jepson and Oscar Jimenez each got 2 for the Hammers.

OLYMPIC FORCE GOALS: Enrique Hidalgo (2), David Meherg (2), Jesus Sanchez (2), Diego Aceves, Leo Potts, Francisco Cisneros, Simba Sumoza.

BELLINGHAM UNITED GOALS: Richard Henderson (2), Chris Jepson (2), Oscar Jimenez (2), Kurtis Pederson, Matt Sanchez, Brendan Quilici.

Tacoma Stars Reserves-4 Snohomish Skyhawks-4

TACOMA, WA— The Tacoma Stars Reserves (2-1-1)  found themselves down 3-0 in the second quarter on Saturday night at the Tacoma Soccer Center but turned it around and eventually ended level at 4-4 with the Snohomish Skyhawks (1-2-1.)

The Stars were helped along by a Skyhawks own goal. Tacoma was down 3-1 at the half but got two back to make it a 3-3 contest going into the last frame.

Brendan Rosgen notched a brace for the Skyhawks.

TACOMA STARS RESERVES GOALS: Nate Ford Eddie Na, Micah Wenzel, own goal.

SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS GOALS: Brendan Rosgen (2), Aaron Burns, Tye Hastings, .

Oly Town Artesians-8 Sporting Everett-6

OLYMPIA, WA—Willie Spurr scored three goals in the second half and the Oly Town Artesians (2-1-1) killed two key power plays in the fourth quarter to hold on for an 8-6 win over Sporting Everett (1-2-1) on a chilly pre-Christmas Saturday night at The Pavilion. Spurr scored the first two goals of his hat trick within a 45 second span in a wild third quarter that saw the two teams score seven goals combined. Read the entire Oly Town FC report here.

OLY TOWN ARTESIAN GOALS: Willie Spurr (3), Jamie Barnwell, Alex Castillo, Matt Herrera, Andy Hyres, Gabriele Zaccagnini

SPORTING EVERETT GOALS: Cesar Avila, Zac Crutchfield, Lucas Dourado, Andrew Escalante, Jeff Renslo, Gustavo Rodriguez,

 

 

 

 

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