Tacoma Stars Reserves 11, Portland Blacktails 6

Isidro Prado-Huerta scored six times and chipped in an assist to lead the Tacoma Stars Reserves to an 11-6 win over the Portland Blacktails in the first league game played in Oregon. Mark Lee and Eddie Na both scored once and had an assist in the game.

Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Isidro Prado-Huerta (6), Adrian Correa, Mark Lee, Eddie Na, Amos Freiheit, AJ Nitzel

Portland Blacktails goals: Alex Segovia (2), Chuy Patino, Christopher Kalla, Diego Lopes, Moses Diaz

Snohomish County 7, Oly Town Artesians 4

Snohomish County FC picked up their first WISL win in team history with a 7-4 victory over the visiting Oly Town Artesians on Saturday night. Glenn Paden scored a hat trick while Cristiano Whitaker scored once and added three assists for the Steelheads.

The two teams traded early goals to open the scoring with Collin Tate putting the Artesians up 1-0 at the 13:50 mark of the first quarter and then Paden scored his first goal of the game just 20 seconds later to make it 1-1. Bryce Coffin put SnoCo ahead 2-1 mid way through the quarter and they survived two power plays to take a one goal advantage into the first break.

The Artesians tied it up early in the second on a goal by Tonbra Akpobodor before the Steelheads took a two goal advantage behind goals by Paden and Andrew Escalante. But blue cards finally caught up to SnoCo and they allowed a power play goal to the Artesians’ Marcos Borja with 15 seconds left in the half to cut Snohomish’s lead to 4-3 at the half.

Whitaker (Snohomish) and Nate Murphy (Oly Town) traded goals in the third to make it 5-4 but it was all Steelheads and goalkeeper Trevor Davoren after that. Paden finished his hat trick in the third quarter and Cesar Zavalza finished off the scoring with the lone goal in the fourth quarter to make it a 7-4 final.

Snohomish County goals: Glenn Paden (3), Bryce Coffin, Andrew Escalante, Cristiano Whitaker, Cesar Zavalza

Oly Town Artesians goals: Collin Tate, Tonbra Akpobodor, Marcos Borja, Nate Murphy

Bellingham United 10, Oly-Pen Force 1

Christian Caro scored four times and Richard Henderson scored a brace and added two assists and Bellingham United opened their championship defense with a 10-1 thumping of the Oly-Pen Force at the Sportsplex. Spencer Wolfe also added a pair of goals for the Hammers.

The two teams played a pretty even first 15 minutes. Henderson opened the scoring at the 9:14 mark off of an assist by Kevin Flavin before Hugo Mayoral tied the game for the Force five minutes later. Flavin then scored his first goal as a Hammer to close out the first quarter with Bellingham up 2-1.

From there it was all Bellingham. Caro scored twice in the second quarter along with a goal by Jordan Voight. Then Caro added two more in the third along with Wolfe’s first of the game. Wolfe and Henderson then both added their second goals of the game in the fourth quarter to close out the resounding 10-1 victory.

Riley Liddle got the start in goal for Bellingham and allowed just the one early goal.

Bellingham United goals: Christian Caro (4), Richard Henderson (2), Spencer Wolfe (2), Kevin Flavin, Jordan Voight

Oly-Pen Force goals: Hugo Mayoral

1 Comments on “Week 1 Recap: The WISL Returns With Stars, Steelheads and Hammers Wins”

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