JJ Schmeck | Photo: Quinn Width

Tacoma Stars Reserves 12, Oly Town Artesians 1

The Tacoma Stars Reserves remained undefeated with a dominant 12-1 win over the Oly Town Artesians in game one of a doubleheader at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Saturday night.

The Stars Reserves got things started early with a goal by Mark Lee just 52 seconds into the game and built a 5-0 lead by halftime behind two goals from Danny Minniti and one by Amos Freiheit and Eddie Na. JJ Schmeck scored his first of three in the game less than a minute into the second half and Joseph Cairel and Lucas Dourado made it 8-0 before the Artesians finally broke through on a goal by Brett Stallworth to make it 8-1.

But that would be the only offense for the Artesians and goalkeeper Mike Arguello kept them off the board the rest of the way. Micah Wenzel scored 10 seconds into the fourth, Schmeck scored two more times, and Alex Sotelo added one more with 23 seconds left to give the Stars Reserves the 12-1 victory and stay on top of the WISL.

Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: JJ Schmeck (3), Danny Minniti (2), Joseph Cairel, Lucas Dourado, Amos Freiheit, Mark Lee, Alex Sotelo, Eddie Na, Micah Wenzel
Oly Town Artesians goal: Brett Stallworth


Oly-Pen Force 8, Snohomish Skyhawks 8

The Oly-Pen Force came back from multiple goals down three different times to gut out a point against the Snohomish Skyhawks with an 8-8 draw in Bremerton on Saturday night.

The Skyhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter behind goals by John Troka, Devin Mendiola and the first of three by Tye Hastings. But the Force answered with three goals of their own in the second quarter thanks to goals by Kyle Johnson, Kevin Flavin and Jaisen Zurfluh and the two teams went to the break tied at 3-3.

A wild third quarter started with three more goals for Snohomish including Hasting’s second, one by Kyle Aure and one for Devin Shull and the Skyhawks held a 6-3 lead with 10:53 left in the third. But once again, the Force responded to tie the game, 6-6, on Johnson’s second, one by Greg Wolfe and Zurfluh’s second at the 4:57 mark. The Skyhawks took an 8-6 lead at the end of the third with Hasting’s third and a goal by Diego Aragon.

But that would be the end of the offense for the Skyhawks and the Force rallied once more in the fourth. George Bundy made it 8-7 with 8:02 left and Alex Hernandez tied the game at 8-8 with 3:50 left and the Skyhawks and Force each picked up a point in the standings with the draw.

Oly-Pen Force goals: Jaisen Zurfluh (2), Kyle Johnson (2), George Bundy, Kevin Flavin, Alex Hernandez, Greg Wolfe
Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Tye Hastings (3), Diego Aragon, Kyle Aure, Devin Mendiola, Devin Shull, John Troka


Bellingham United 13, Tacoma Narrows FC 1

Richard Henderson and Nick Cashmere combined to scored five goals in a six goal first quarter for Bellingham United in their 13-1 route of Tacoma Narrows in game two of the doubleheader in Tacoma. Eduardo Perez added a goal in the first quarter and another in the third quarter. Henderson scored two more times in the fourth and Rene Caro, Christian Caro, Uriel Herrera and Conner Moe all got into the action as well to keep Bellingham in second place at 5-1-0.

Jeremy Maldonado scored the the lone goal for Narrows FC in the first quarter.

Bellingham United goals: Richard Henderson (4), Nick Cashmere (3), Eduardo Perez (2), Rene Caro, Conner Moe, Uriel Herrera, Christian Caro
Tacoma Narrows goal: Jeremy Maldonado

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