Tacoma Narrows FC

Tacoma Narrows FC 9, Oly Town Artesians 6

Tacoma Narrows FC won their first ever WISL game behind a hat trick by Alex Vogt and two goals from Jay Weinman on the road in front of a big crowd in Olympia.

Narrows struck first with their first franchise goal scored by AJ Nitzel just a minute and a half gone in the game. The two teams were tied 3-3 midway through the second quarter before Tacoma broke the game open, taking a 5-3 lead at halftime, a lead they would never relinquish. Oly got to within one goal twice, including once in the fourth quarter, but Narrows would pull away in the end for the 9-6 win.

TJ O’Connor and Nate Boatright each recorded braces for Oly Town and keeper Ryan Perkins kept the game close despite facing a barrage of shots. Nate Salveson got the win for Narrows against his former team.

Tacoma Narrows FC Goals: Alex Vogt (3), Jay Weinman (2), AJ Nitzel, Paul Park, Travis Homestead, JC Henson
Oly Town Artesians: Nate Boatright (2), TJ O’Connor (2), David Cook, Christian Segovia



Bellingham United 9, Snohomish Skyhawks 4

Jared Davis and Christian Caro each scored a hat trick and Richard Henderson added a pair of goals in Bellingham United’s 9-4 victory over the Snohomish Skyhawks at the Sportsplex.

The two teams played even ball over the first 15 minutes of play, but it was a four goal explosion in the second quarter that gave the Hammers a commanding 6-2 lead at halftime. The Skyhawks got one back in the third quarter and added another in the fourth, but goals by Henderson and Davis in the fourth iced the game for the defending champs.

John Troka scored twice, including a beauty of a bicycle kick early in the game. Devin Shull had a hand in three of the Skyhawks’ four goals. He finished the night with one goal and two assists.

Bellingham United Goals: Jared Davis (3), Christian Caro (3), Richard Henderson (2), Uriel Herrera
Snohomish Skyhawks Goals: John Troka (2), Devin Shull, Tony Clarke


Tacoma Stars 10, Oly-Pen Force 0

It was a tough night for the Oly-Pen Force in their friendly against the professional Tacoma Stars at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The Stars jumped out to a 7-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. WISL alums Vince McCluskey and Jamael Cox each scored twice for the Stars.

Oly-Pen Force Goals: None
Tacoma Stars Goals: Philip Lund (4), Vince McCluskey (2), Jamael Cox (2) Matt Clare, Troy Peterson

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