Snohomish Skyhawks 7, Oly Town Artesians 5
The Snohomish Skyhawks scored three times in the third quarter and added two goals in the fourth quarter to hold off the Oly Town Artesians to win their first Women’s Western Indoor Soccer League game, 7-5.
The Artesians opened up the scoring just 45 seconds into the game when Leah Magee laid a perfect pass off to 17 year-old Lily Dose, who scored her first of two goals on the evening. The Skyhawks answered back when M’ily Morton made it 1-1 with 8:59 left in the first. The two teams traded goals late in the first quarter and went into the second quarter tied up 2-2.
But the Skyhawks built a 4-2 lead on a goal by Stephanie Hines at the 12:52 mark and then a power play goal by Jillian Nicks, her first of two goals, with 10:25 left in the second. After Maria Reyes cut it to a one goal lead, 4-3, Maggie Tonkin scored her first goal of the game to make it 5-3, and that score would hold until the teams went to the halftime break.
Dose scored her second goal of the game just 51 seconds into the third quarter to make it 5-4 and goalkeeper Emily Sorenson and the Artesians defense kept the Skyhawks quiet the rest of the way in the quarter. But Snohomish scored what proved to be the game winner with a goal by Nicks just 31 seconds into the fourth to take a 6-4 lead. Both teams added one more goal down the stretch but Skyhawks keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie held off the Artesians pressure over the final three minutes to preserve the 7-5 victory.
The win moved the Skyhawks to 1-1-0, while the Artesians fell to 1-1-0. The Skyhawks sit in second place based on currently holding the playoff tiebreaker of head-to-head record against the Artesians.
Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Jillian Nicks (2), Maggie Tonkin (2), Stephanie Hines, M’ily Morton, Brooke Pingrey
Oly Town Artesians goals: Lily Dose (2), Leah Magee, Maria Reyes, Shannon McMahon
Tacoma Narrows 7, Oly-Pen Force 6
Justina MacDowell scored with just 39 seconds left to complete Tacoma Narrows’ comeback and pick up a 7-6 victory over the Oly-Pen Force on the road in Bremerton.
After Jules Bushaw gave the Force a 1-0 lead just 48 seconds into the game, Tacoma scored the next four goals, behind goals by Jackie Corley, Emma Thomas, Arica Slawson and Cara Maher to take a 4-1 lead at the half. But the Force went on a five goal run starting with three goals by Jess Haga in the third quarter – one at the 7:10 mark of the third and then two more in final 2:41 of the period. Haga kept it rolling in the fourth scoring just 41 seconds into the quarter and Bushaw added her second goal of the game with 12:08 left to play and the Force took a 6-4 lead.
But Narrows quickly leveled the game at 6-6 with Maher’s second goal at the 10:54 mark of the fourth and another goal just over a minute later by Brittany Galindo with 9:41 left. Narrows keeper Kyla Carter and Force keeper Akilah Austin kept the game tied over the next nine minutes until Tacoma’s MacDowell poked one past Austin with just 39 seconds left to give Narrows the 7-6 road win.
The win moved Tacoma Narrows to 2-0-0 while the Force dropped to 0-2-0.
Tacoma Narrows goals: Cara Maher (2), Jackie Corley, Brittany Galindo, Justina MacDowell, Arica Slawson, Emma Thomas
Oly-Pen Force goals: Jess Haga (4), Jules Bushaw (2)