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