BELLINGHAM, WA— Bellingham United FC will be at home throughout the WISL playoffs as they finished the regular season top of the table with an 8-2 record and 24 standings points after a 12-7 win over Sporting Everett on Saturday night at the Bellingham Sportsplex.
Chris Jepson followed up his 7-goal performance in the previous match with 3 more this go-round, and 2 assists as well. Three different Everett players scored braces and the visitors tried to keep pace.
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.
The #1 seed Hammers will host the #4 seed Snohomish Skyhawks on February 18th in the WISL semifinals. If they win that one, they will host the winner of Olympic-Oly Town in the WISL final on February 18.
Lasy year BUFC hosted the Olympic Force in the WISL final, taking the trophy 8-5 before over 700 fans.
This match was a close 5-4 affair at the half. Then the Champs scored a 5-0 run in the 3rd quarter to break the match open.
Bellingham goals: Chris Jepson (3), Uriel Herrera (2), Brady Ulen (2), Conner Moe (2), Richard Henderson, Brendan Quilici, Kurtis Pederson.
Sporting Everett goals: Lucas Dourado (2), Danny Graham (2), Atty Taylor (2), Guillermo Rodrigues.