Tacoma Stars Reserves 10, Portland Blacktails 3
After a bit of a slow start with just one goal over the first 15 minutes, the #1 seed Tacoma Stars Reserves scored three times in the second quarter and never looked back in a 10-3 win over the Portland Blacktails. They will host Bellingham United at the ShoWare Center on Saturday, February 19th at 3:30 PM in the championship game.
Micah Wenzel got the Stars Reserves on the board first with seven minutes left in the first quarter before Cris Lozano, Kyle Rivers and Mark Lee all scored in the second to build a 4-0 lead that would prove enough. The Blacktails got on the board with three minutes in the half on Jose Rojas’ first goal of the game but the first 30 minutes ended with Tacoma up 4-1.
Isidro Prado-Huerta scored twice in the third quarter and the Stars Reserves wore down the Blacktails for four goals in the fourth including two by Nate Ford and Tacoma advanced to their fourth straight championship game with a resounding 10-3 win.
Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Isidro Prado-Huerta (2), Nate Ford (2), Cris Lozano (2), Mark Lee, Steve Mohn, Micah Wenzel, Kyle Rivers
Portland Blacktails goals: Jose Rojas (2), Adrian Rubio
Bellingham United 7, Oly Town Artesians 3
Bellingham United used seven different goal scorers and a stifling defense to advance to another Western Indoor Soccer League championship game with a 7-3 win over the Oly Town Artesians.
Ivan Colin started the scoring for Bellingham at the 9:09 mark of the first quarter before Alex Vogt equalized with 1:48 left in the quarter. After a very even first 14 minutes, Bellingham then scored twice within 25 seconds thanks to Dylan Langei and Danny Fazio goals and the first quarter ended with Bellingham up 3-1.
The Hammers scored what proved to be the game winning goal on Thomas Watson’s strike with 9:39 left in the second quarter. The Artesians cut the deficit to just two goals at the 6:17 mark of the third quarter behind Collin Tate’s goal, but Bellingham responded with the next three goals to take a 7-1 lead with seven minutes left in the game.
Oly added one final goal with a sixth attacker on the field but it was too little too late and United took the 7-2 win to continue their incredible run, advancing to their 7th championship game in seven seasons.
Bellingham United goals: Spencer Wolfe, Dylan Langei, Kevin Flavin, Thomas Watson, Danny Fazio, Ivan Colin, Uriel Herrera
Oly Town Artesians goals: Alex Vogt, Collin Tate, Asa Mocivias