BREMERTON, Wash. – Behind a first half goal by Jeff Bader and a shutout by goalkeeper Mike Arguello, the Tacoma Stars Reserves White squad captured the 2018 Western Indoor Soccer League Preseason Tournament with a 1-0 win over Bellingham United on Saturday night at the Oly-Pen Sports Center. It was a high scoring tournament featuring eight squads from five of the WISL’s six teams that was capped off by a defensive battle that saw keepers Arguello and Bellingham’s Riley Liddle allow just the one goal.

Full results from today’s tournament:

Group A
Tacoma Stars Reserves Blue 5, Oly Town Artesians 1
Oly-Pen Force Blue 5, Tacoma Narrows White 0

Oly-Pen Force Blue 6, Tacoma Stars Reserves Blue 4
Tacoma Narrows White 8, Oly Town Artesians 1

Oly-Pen Force Blue 6, Oly Town Artesians 0
Tacoma Narrows White 4, Tacoma Stars Reserves Blue 3

Force Blue (29 points) and Narrows White (18 points) advanced to semis.

Group B
Tacoma Stars Reserves White 5, Tacoma Narrows Black 1
Bellingham United 6, Oly-Pen Force Red 1

Oly-Pen Force Red 5, Tacoma Narrows Black 1
Bellingham United 3, Tacoma Stars Reserves White 3

Tacoma Stars White 6, Oly-Pen Force Red 0
Bellingham United 7, Tacoma Narrows Black 2

Stars White (25 points) and Bellingham (24 points) advanced to semis.

Semifinals
Bellingham United 4, Oly-Pen Force Blue 3
Tacoma Stars Reserves White 3, Tacoma Narrows White 2

Finals
Tacoma Stars Reserves White 1, Bellingham United 0

It is the second preseason tournament title in a row for a Tacoma Stars Reserves squad.

The WISL regular season gets underway in less than a week when the Oly-Pen Force travel to take on the Tacoma Stars Reserves at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Friday, November 9th at 8:00 PM. The Oly-Town Artesians, Tacoma Narrows, Bellingham United and Snohomish Skyhawks will all have to wait a week longer and will kick off their seasons on Saturday, November 17th.

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2 Comments on “Tacoma Stars Reserves Capture WISL Preseason Tournament Title

  1. Reblogged this on Oly Town Artesians and commented:

    Chris Pugh and Matt Stalnik each collected goals, but an inexperienced Oly Town Artesians team dropped three games at the Western Indoor Soccer League Preseason Tournament on Saturday. The Artesians now have two weeks to learn from this weekend’s lessons before they open up regular season play on Saturday, November 17th at The Pavilion at Evergreen against Tacoma Narrows FC.

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