Snohomish County 6, Portland Blacktails 3

Snohomish County scored four times in the second half and held the Portland Blacktails to just three goals in their season opening 6-3 win in Beaverton on Saturday afternoon.

It was a tight game through the first half with the Steelheads scoring taking a 2-0 lead in the middle of the second quarter behind a pair of goals by Glenn Paden. Portland got on the scoreboard on a strike by Christopher Kalla just a minute later and the two teams would head to the break with Snohomish up 2-1.

But the Steelheads struck quickly in the third quarter capped off by Jacen Stein’s goal at the 9:05 mark to take a 4-1 lead and would hold on to take the 6-3 victory in game one of the WISL season.

Snohomish (1-0) goals: Glenn Paden (2), Tyler Sharp, Jacen Stein, Jorge Delgado, Daniel Amador
Portland (0-1) goals: Christopher Kalla, George Mejia, Adrian Rubio

Oly Town Artesians 17, Oly-Pen Force 7

The Oly Town Artesians and Oly-Pen Force scored four hat tricks between them, but the Artesians rode a seven goal second quarter and a six goal fourth quarter to a 17-7 win at The Pavilion in Olympia on Saturday night.

Kasey Sidor opened the scoring for Oly Town and added goals in the second and fourth quarters. Jason Fairhurst scored all three of his goals in the first half and Yuta Shimazu got his hat trick with two goals in the fourth. Josh Dube also added a pair of goals in the contest for the Artesians, who had 10 goal scorers on the evening.

Jaisen Zurfluh scored three times in the contest for the Force, registering the opening goal of the second half and two fourth quarter goals.

Oly Town (1-0) goals: Kasey Sidor (3), Jason Fairhurst (3), Yuta Shimazu (3), Josh Dube (2), Alex Vogt, Mitchell Balmer, Sebastian Lyons, TR Jewett, Collin Tate, Manny Nicasio
Oly-Pen (0-1) goals: Jaisen Zurfluh (3), Kaw Gaw, Colin Ralston, Francisco Barajas, Ben Figueroa

Everett City 6, Bellingham United 5

Everett City played their inaugural game in the WISL last night and pulled off a stunning upset with a 6-5 win over Bellingham United.

Noe Betancourt Cruz got things started for Everett, scoring the club’s first goal against his former team with 8:02 left in the first quarter. The two teams traded goals throughout the rest of the first half and went into the break tied up 3-3.

Everett took a two goal lead to begin the third quarter behind goals by Manuel Segura and Christiano Whitaker’s second goal before Bellingham tied it up at 5-5 with two goals to close out the quarter. But Ernesto Martinez scored what proved to be the game winner with 8:18 to play and Everett City shutout United in the fourth quarter to pick up their first ever win.

Everett City (1-0) goals: Christiano Whitaker (2), Noe Betancourt Cruz, Ryan Peters, Manuel Segura, Ernesto Martinez
Bellingham (0-1) goals: James Salisbury (2), Ivan Colin, Kevin Flavin, Eduardo Canales

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