Force breaks through; Hammers remain unbeaten

The pair of matches played on December 9  in the Western Indoor Soccer League produced 36 goals. When the turf had cooled off it was the Olympic Force and Bellingham United notching important victories.

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Last week the Hammers came back in the 4th quarter to beat Tacoma. This week they did it again at Snohomish. (BUFC Facebook photo)

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WISL Logo - 600SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish Skyhawks (2-2-0) hosted Bellingham United (3-0-0) at the Snohomish Soccer Dome with hopes of catching up to the 2-time Champs in the table. Last week the Skyhawks scored in the first 9 seconds. This time it all started off with another quick goal inside 10 seconds for Bellingham. The first half was pretty tight and both teams wasted no opportunities to shoot or stand in the way of a shot. The Skyhawks scored three in the first half: Tye Hastings, Devin Shull, and Paul Burgess. Bellingham meanwhile put two past Skyhawks goalkeeper Trevor Davoren to make it 3-2 Snohomish at the half.

Snohomish made a goalkeeper change to Seth Hespe for the second half. Third period was a battle of defense with Tye Hastings scoring the only goal in the third for the home side. The Hammers got two of their own and the match was 4-4 going in to the last quarter. Fourth period is where Bellingham’s relentless pressure finally wore down the Skyhawks. The Hammers reeled off 5 goals in the period to take a 9-4 lead before Adrian Espinoza got one back to make the final score 9-5 for Bellingham.

Nick Cashmere and Richard Henderson scored hat tricks for the Hammers. Cashmere has now scored a hat trick in every Bellingham match this season.

Bellingham Goals: Nick Cashmere (3), Richard Henderson (3), Jared Davis, Uriel Herrera, Chris Jepson.

Snohomish Goals: Tye Hastings (2), Devin Shull, Paul Burgess, Adrian Espinoza.

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Olympic Force photo: Cervesa Modelo Co-Men of the Match – Alejandro Hernandez (left) and Izzy De Luna.

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BREMERTON, WA—Izzy De Luna dished out five assists as the Olympic Force (1-2-0) beat the Oly Town Artesians (0-3-0) 14-8 at the Olympic Sports Center. Alejandro Hernandez got a hat trick for the Force as did teammate Colin Ralston. Christian Segovia countered with a hat trick for the Artesians.

The match was indeed a tale of two halves. It was 2-2 after one quarter and 5-5 at half time. A close match turned towards the home side when the Force pulled away from the Artesians with a 4-0 run in the third quarter. They kept scoring, adding 5 more goals in the 4th quarter. Oly Town replied with 3 of their own but it was too late to catch the Force.

Olympic Force Goals: Alejandro Hernandez (3), Colin Ralston (3), Alhassan Awudu (2), David Meherg (2), Marco Lopez, Leo Potts, Diego Aceves, Oly Town Own Goal.

Oly Town Artesians Goals: Christian Segovia (3), Jordan Zimmerman, Matt Stalnik, JT Meyer, Gabriele Zaccagnini, Brett Stallworth.

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