First-place Bellingham holds off Oly Town in 9-8 WISL thriller (video)

WISL Logo - 600OLYMPIA, WA—(Oly Town FC release)  Bellingham United capitalized on three of their four power play opportunities and killed an Oly Town Artesians power play late in the fourth quarter to hang on to a hard fought 9-8 win on Saturday night.

In other WISL action the Snohomish Skyhawks scored twice in the fourth quarter to draw 5-5 with Sportin Everett FC and the Olympic Force blew out the Tacoma Stars Reserves 12-3.

The Artesians scored four times in the fourth quarter and had numerous opportunities to equalize with a man advantage over the last 2:24 of the game but just couldn’t quite sneak one past Hammers keeper Riley Liddle. Willie Spurr scored twice for Oly but it was Brady Ulen’s goal with 5:10 left that proved to be the game winner for first place Bellingham.

It was a physical, testy game that featured 23 total fouls, eight blue cards…

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