Oly Town Artesians 7, Oly-Pen Force 4

The first women’s WISL game kicked off in Olympia and it took most of the first quarter until the very first goal in league history was scored by Oly Town’s Leah Magee with 2:14 left in the quarter to make it 1-0. Oly-Pen responded early in the second quarter when Emily Wilkins scored the Force’s first goal at the 9:18 mark to tie it up 1-1. The two teams played an even quarter the rest of the way and went to the break all knotted up 1-1.

The Force took their first lead of the game when Jules Bushaw scored off of a pass from Jess Haga following a blue card to the Artesians. The power play goal gave the Force a 2-1 lead early in the third quarter. But Magee answered late in the quarter to tie it up 2-2 going into the fourth quarter.

On the first touch of the fourth quarter, Shannon McMahon took a shot off the restart from Maria Reyes that was slightly deflected by an Oly-Pen defender that found the back of the net and Oly Town took a 3-2 lead just seconds into the quarter, a lead they would not relinquish. McMahon scored the next two goals, including what proved to be the game winner midway through the quarter and held on for their first women’s WISL win, 7-4.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Shannon McMahon (3), Leah Magee (2), Kate Gose, Niki Covert
Oly-Pen Force goals: Emily Wilkins, Jules Bushaw, Mackenzie Palau, Jess Haga

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Tacoma Narrows 8, Snohomish Skyhawks 1

Emma Thomas scored the first women’s WISL goal for Tacoma Narrows with nine minutes left in the first quarter and Jackie Corley scored what proved to be the game winning goal with nine minutes left in the second quarter and Narrows built a 6-0 lead going into the fourth quarter before the Snohomish Skyhawks finally broke through on a Sandra Agbotse goal with eight minutes left in the fourth. Narrows added two more goals late in the game to take their first win, 8-1.

Justina MacDowell registered a hat trick with a pair of goals in the third quarter and one more in the fourth and Cara Maher added a brace with goals in the second quarter and one more in the fourth. Kyla Carter kept Snohomish off the board until late in goal for Narrows.

Snohomish keeper Kailin Mackenzie made 12 saves in her first appearance for the Skyhawks.

Tacoma Narrows goals: Justina MacDowell (3), Cara Maher (2), Emma Thomas, Jackie Corley, Snohomish own goal
Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Sandra Agbotse

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