Tacoma Stars Reserves 9, Oly-Pen Force 0
Mark Lee scored the first of his two goals just 14 seconds into the game and that proved to be the game winner as goalkeepers Mike Arguello and Alek Greenleaf teamed up to shutout the Oly-Pen Force in a 9-0 win on Saturday night in Tacoma. It is just the third shutout in league history and the second for the Tacoma Stars/Stars Reserves franchise after Aaron Anderson logged a shutout in the WISL’s inaugural season.
Nate Ford and Eddie Na each scored a pair of goals and Ford chipped in with an assist. The Stars Reserves, featuring five players signed to contracts with the MASL’s Tacoma Stars, improved to 4-0-0 and remain in first place with a 16 game winning streak.
Oly-Pen fell to `1-3-0 this season.
Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Nate Ford (2), Eddie Na (2), Mark Lee (2), Diego Aceves, Ismael DeLuna, Isidro Prado-Huerta
Oly-Pen Force goals: None
Bellingham United 8, Oly Town Artesians 1
Like the Stars Reserves, Bellingham scored a goal just seconds into the game with Richard Henderson giving the Hammers a 1-0 lead 15 seconds in, and they never looked back in an 8-1 win. Nick Cashmere scored three goals and chipped in three assists in the win and now leads the WISL with 14 goals.
Goalkeeper Nate Salveson and the United defense held the Artesians scoreless until Christian Segovia finally broke the shutout with just 4:26 left to play. The Hammers improved to 3-1-0 and sit solidly in second place while the Artesians fell to 2-2-0.
Bellingham United goals: Nick Cashmere (3), Noe Betancourt Cruz, Rene Caro, Gus Diehl, Richard Henderson, Spencer Wolfe
Oly Town Artesians goal: Christian Segovia
Snohomish Skyhawks 7, Tacoma Narrows 4
The Skyhawks built a 4-0 lead before Tacoma Narrows scored their first goal on an AJ Nitzel strike with 45 seconds left in the second half and then cut the lead to 4-2 on another Nitzel goal early in the second half. But Snohomish always had the answer whenever Narrows threatened and came away with a 7-4 win at the Snohomish Soccer Dome on Saturday night.
Last season’s Skyhawks leader in goals, Devin Shull, scored his first two goals of the season in the win while newcomer Wesley Stark added two of his own. Snohomish improved to 2-2-0 this season and hold the tiebreaker over Oly Town so currently sit in third with a trip to Bellingham looming.
Narrows got a pair of goals from Nitzel and Nick Mejia added a goal after his four goal performance the week before but Tacoma fell to 0-4-0 this season.
Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Devin Shull (2), Wesley Stark (2), Kyle Aure, Devin Mendiola, Greg Wolfe
Tacoma Narrows goals: AJ Nitzel (2), Travis Homestead, Nick Mejia