Oly Town Artesians 7, Bellingham United 4
Angel Trejo-Delgado scored the game tying and game winning goals early in the fourth quarter to lead the Oly Town Artesians to a 7-4 upset over Bellingham United on Saturday night in Olympia. The Hammers held a 4-3 lead going into the fourth quarter after third quarter goals by Uriel Herrera and Chris Jepson, but goalkeeper JJ Olson and the Oly defense kept them off the board in the fourth and the Artesians put up four goals – two by Trejo-Delgado and two insurance goals by Collin Tate – to pick up the victory.
The win, coupled with Oly-Pen’s loss to the Stars Reserves, clinched a playoff spot for the Artesians, who moved to 3-4-2 on the season. Bellingham dropped to 6-3-0 this season and will claim the #2 seed in the WISL playoffs.
Oly Town Artesians goals: Angel Trejo-Delgado (2), Collin Tate (2), Manny Nicasio, David Cook, Christian Segovia
Bellingham United goals: Ivan Colin, Richard Henderson, Uriel Herrera, Chris Jepson
Tacoma Stars Reserves 10, Oly-Pen Force 5
After trailing 5-3 at halftime, the Oly-Pen Force tied the game up at 5-5 early in the third quarter on goals by Leo Hernandez and Hugo Gonzalez Mayoral, but the final 21 minutes was all Stars Reserves scoring five unanswered goals to take a 10-5 win at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. Steve Mohn got the part started breaking the tie with 6:33 left in the third and would add his second goal of the game early in the fourth quarter. And Nate Ford and JJ Schmeck both scored their second goals of the game during the five goal run.
The win clinched the regular season title for the Stars Reserves (8-0-1), who also ran their unbeaten streak to 21 games. The loss dropped the Oly-Pen Force to 2-6-1 this season, and with the Oly Town win, they were eliminated from the playoff picture.
Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Nate Ford (2), Steve Mohn (2), JJ Schmeck (2), Eddie Brown, Scott Hanson, Craig Johnson, Eddie Na, Eddie Brown
Oly-Pen Force goals: Daniel Bustos, Hugo Gonzalez Mayoral, Leo Hernandez, Agustin Suarez, Jaisen Zurfluh
Snohomish Skyhawks 5, Tacoma Narrows 4
Tacoma Narrows took a 4-3 lead on a Francisco Barajas goal in the third quarter and went to the fourth up by one, but Kevin Flavin scored the game tying goal and the game winner in the fourth quarter to lead the Snohomish Skyhawks to a 5-4 win at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The two goals gave Flavin a hat trick in the game and clinched a playoff spot for Snohomish, who moved to 3-3-3 with the win. Tacoma Narrows dropped to 1-7-1 and were eliminated from the playoff picture.
Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Kevin Flavin (3), Andrew Escalante, Russell Brown
Tacoma Narrows goals: Francisco Barajas, Nick Mejia, AJ Nitzel, Alex Payton