Snohomish Skyhawks vs. Oly-Pen Force
Snohomish Soccer Dome – 7:00 PM
Three teams sit with two wins this season, competing for the third and fourth playoff spots (with Tacoma Narrows not too far behind), and two of them face off in this game. The Skyhawks are in third place at 2-3-2 (8 points) while the Force are two points behind at 2-5-0 (six points) and currently occupy the fifth spot in the standings. But the Force did knock off the Skyhawks back in week three, 9-6. The Skyhawks are led by Kevin Flavin and Andrew Escalante’s six goals while the Force are led by Alex Hernandez’s 12 goals, which is good enough for the third most in the league this season.
Bellingham United vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves
Bellingham Sportsplex – 7:35 PM
It’s a battle for first place in Bellingham on Saturday night. The Tacoma Stars Reserves are riding a 19 game unbeaten streak with their last loss coming to Bellingham United in the 2017-2018 WISL championship game. The Stars knocked off the Hammers in week three, 4-3, but with the Skyhawks drawing with the Stars Reserves two weeks ago, Bellingham (6-1-0, 18 points) is just one point behind the Stars (6-0-1, 19 points) for first place. It has been the Nick Cashmere show this season, scoring 17 goals over the first five games, with Richard Henderson right behind him with 13. Nate Ford leads the Stars Reserves with nine goals.
Tacoma Narrows vs. Oly Town Artesians
Tacoma Soccer Center – 7:45 PM
Another big matchup down the table with the Artesians (2-4-1, 7 points) traveling to Tacoma to face Tacoma Narrows (1-6-0, 3 points). Narrows needs a win to keep pace or else they could possibly be eliminated from playoff contention, depending on the Snohomish/Oly-Pen game. The Artesians knocked off Narrows in week three, 9-6, for one of their two wins. But the Artesians have never won on the Tacoma Soccer Center turf and were shutout in their last game against Narrows at the Center, dropping an 8-0 decision last season. AJ Nitzel leads Narrows with nine goals while Alec Zimmerman leads the Artesians with seven goals.