The Western Indoor Soccer League semifinals are next Saturday February 18 in Bellingham and Bremerton. The Hammers and Force now know their challengers in those matches after the WISL regular season came to a close with a couple of thrillers.
The Snohomish Skyhawks kicked off at 7 PM at the SoccerDome against the Tacoma Stars Reserves. A low-scoring match was turned on its head late when the Skyhawks scored twice to rally from a 4-2 deficit to tie the Stars 4-4. The single standings point for the tie was enough to claim a playoff spot for the surging Skyhawks.
Minutes later across Puget Sound over in Bremerton the Oly Town Artesians held on for a wild 8-7 win over the Olympic Force at the Olympic Sports Center. The result means 3 points for Oly Town and a 3rd place finish in the regular season.
In Bellingham the Hammers and Sporting Everett were close at 5-4 home side at the half. Then BUFC came out scoring and took a 10-4 lead into the fourth quarter in what was eventually a 12-7 final in favor of Bellingham United.
WESTERN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS 2016-17
(Updated through matches played February 11, 2017)
|BELLINGHAM UNITED – #1||24||8||2||0|
|OLYMPIC FORCE – #2||18||6|| 4
|OLY TOWN ARTESIANS – #3||13||4||5||1|
|SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS – #4||12||3||4||3|
|TACOMA STARS RESERVES||11||3||5||2|
Sporting Everett awarded a 1-0 forfeit win over Tacoma Stars Reserves due to Tacoma using an ineligible player 1-14-17.
TIEBREAKERS: The league will use the following, in order listed below, to break standings ties: 1. Season series results 2. Season series goal differential 3. Season series away goals 4. Total wins in league 5. Total goals in league 6. Goal differential in league.
PLAYOFFS: Feb. 18 semifinals – Snohomish at Bellingham & Oly Town at Olympic.