TACOMA, WA— In a rivalry match between clubs on both sides of the Narrows Bridge it was the home standing Tacoma Stars Reserves coming out on top 5-3 over the Olympic Force to kick off both sides’ 2017-18 Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) seasons.
The Tacoma Soccer Center was buzzing with 473 fans on hand supporting the teams. The Force took a 1-0 lead when Leo Potts got the first goal of the match. It would be a long stretch (into the fourth quarter) before the Force would score again.
The Tacoma Stars Reserves led 2-1 at the half and 3-1 going into the fourth quarter. In the last frame the clubs battled it out with 2 goals apiece.
Tacoma’s five goals came from Atty Taylor (2), JJ Schmeck, JC Henson and Nate Ford. The Olympic Force goals came from Leo Potts (2) and Izzy De Luna.
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The Force defense was tested with 4 blue card power plays awarded to Tacoma. The Stars Reserves themselves were handed 2 blue cards.
Olympic trailed much of the game but pushed in the final minutes.