Portland Blacktails 8, Snohomish County 4
The Portland Blacktails picked up their first Western Indoor Soccer League win behind a five goal performance from Jesse Garcia, topping fellow WISL newcomers Snohomish County, 8-4.
Snohomish started strong behind a pair of goals in the first quarter by Jeremy Maldonado and the Steelheads had a 2-0 lead after the first 15 minutes.
But Garcia took over in the second registering a hat trick over a four minute span between the 10 minute mark and six minutes left to play in the half to give the Blacktails a 3-2 lead. Alex Segovia added a goal for Portland and they kept a clean sheet for the quarter to take a 4-2 lead into the locker room.
Snohomish made it a one a goal game 10 minutes into the third quarter on Cesar Oliver Avila’s goal, but Garcia answered back a minute later to get it back to a two goal game, 5-3, going into the fourth quarter.
From there, Portland rattled off three straight goals – Garcia’s fifth with eight minutes left, a goal by Moses Diaz with five left, and Segovia’s second goal just a minute later to make it 8-3. Maldonado finished off his hat trick for Snohomish with three minutes left, but it was too little too late and the Blacktails picked up the 8-4 victory.
Portland Blacktails goals: Jesse Garcia (5), Alex Segovia (2), Moses Diaz
Snohomish County goals: Jeremy Maldonado (3), Cesar Oliver Avila
Tacoma Stars Reserves 11, Oly-Pen Force 1
Isidro Prado-Huerta continued his blistering goal scoring pace this season with a hat trick and the Tacoma Stars Reserves used nine different goal scorers in an 11-1 romp over the Oly-Pen Force on Saturday night.
Tacoma jumped out to a quick lead when Ismael Deluna opened the scoring at the 10:15 mark of the first quarter. Nate Ford made it 2-0 two minutes later and Prado-Huerta finished off the quarter with his first with just six seconds left. Sebastian Navarro scored 30 seconds into the second quarter, but that was all the damage either team could do and the half came to an end with Tacoma up, 4-0.
The Stars Reserves built an 8-0 lead with four goals in the third quarter starting with Prado-Huerta’s second five minutes into the quarter, a goal by Cris Lozano at the 9:41 mark, Prado-Huerta’s third of the game at the 5:14 mark, and one from Stabbert Stafford with three left in the period. The Force got on the board and avoided the shutout with a power play goal by Leo Hernandez late in the quarter.
Tacoma closed the game with late goals by AJ Nitzel, JJ Schmeck and Craig Johnson to finish off the 11-1 victory and improve to 4-0-0 on the season
Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Isidro Prado-Huerta (3), Ismael Deluna, Nate Ford, Sebastian Navarro, Cris Lozano, Stabbert Stafford, AJ Nitzel, JJ Schmeck, Craig Johnson
Oly-Pen Force goal: Leo Hernandez
Bellingham United 10, Oly-Town Artesians 2
Much like their top of the table counterparts, Bellingham United built a commanding lead behind four goals from Cristian Caro en route to a 10-2 win over the Oly Town Artesians.
It was a relatively tame first 15 minutes with Kevin Flavin’s strike midway through the quarter the only tally. But the Hammers exploded for four goals in the second quarter including three of Caro’s four goals and one by Dylan Langei and Bellingham held a 5-0 lead at the half.
Bellingham would add another four goals in the fourth quarter thanks to strikes by Richard Henderson, Eduardo Canalas, Caro’s fourth and Drew Rasmussen and the United defense kept the shutout going, building a 9-0 lead through three quarters.
Collin Tate broke the shutout with 3:25 left and Collin LaBranche added a goal a minute later to make it 9-2, but Bellingham added one more goal by Greg Wolfe and finished off the 10-2 win and improved to 2-0-1 this season.
Bellingham United goals: Christian Caro (3), Kevin Flavin, Dylan Langei, Richard Henderson, Eduardo Canalas, Drew Rasmussen, Greg Wolfe
Oly Town Artesians goals: Collin Tate, Collin LaBranche