Jepson stays hot; Bellingham will be home throughout WISL playoffs

bufc-clearBELLINGHAM, 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)

Club Points Wins Losses Ties
BELLINGHAM UNITED – #1  24  8  2  0
OLYMPIC FORCE – #2  18  6   4
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OLY TOWN ARTESIANS – #3  13  4  5  1
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS – #4  12  3  4  3
TACOMA STARS RESERVES  11  3  5  2
SPORTING EVERETT  8  2  6  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.

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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.

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