Oly Town Artesians 9, Portland Blacktails 4

The Oly Town Artesians continued their winning streak to start the season with a 9-4 win over the Portland Blacktails in Beaverton on Saturday afternoon.

It was the Blacktails jumping out to the early lead with a goal by Kevin Escobar at the 12 minute mark of the first quarter, but the Artesians would pile on five straight goals over the course of the first half, including Colin Tate’s equalizer at the 7:31 mark of the first and two goals by Manny Nicasio and took a 5-1 lead into the break.

Portland made it a three goal game early in the third quarter, but it was as close as they would get the rest of the contest. Asa Moncivias scored twice for the Artesians to make it 7-2 early in the fourth quarter and Yuta Shimazu scored his second goal of the game with 1:59 left to make it 9-3 and Oly Town finished it off to take the 9-4 victory and a 3-0 record going into the Thanksgiving break.

Oly Town (3-0) goals: Manny Nicasio (2), Yuta Shimazu (2), Asa Moncivias (2), Colin Tate, Alex Vogt, Mitchell Balmer
Portland (1-2) goals: Kevin Escobar, Alex Segovia, Adrian Rubio, Miguel Gomez

Snohomish County 11, Oly-Pen Force 3

Snohomish County used a five goal second quarter and four goals from Glenn Paden to cruise to an 11-3 home win over the Oly-Pen Force on Saturday night.

Daniel Amador scored the game’s opener with 3:08 left in the first quarter followed by Ryota Uchikoshi’s first goal of the game to give the Steelheads a 2-0 lead after the first 15 minutes. Paden scored three times in the second quarter to help them build a 6-0 lead before Alex Hernandez scored the Force’s first goal and them game went to the break with Snohomish up comfortably, 7-1.

in the third, Uchikoshi scored his third goal of the game and Paden added his fourth for Snohomish while Hernandez scored his second for Oly-Pen. The Steelheads added two more in the fourth quarter and picked up their second win of the season, 11-3.

Snohomish County (2-1) goals: Glenn Paden (4), Ryota Uchikoshi (3), Daniel Amador, Brayden Corwin, Eliot Misic, Miguel Guevara
Oly-Pen (0-3) goals: Alex Hernandez (2), Jaisen Zurfluh

Tacoma Stars Reserves 7, Everett City 0

Mike Arguello and Luis Birrueta combined for the league’s fourth shutout and the Tacoma Stars Reserves rode a seven goal second half to a 7-0 win at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Saturday night. it is the third shutout for the Stars after Aaron Anderson posted one in the first WISL season and Arguello and Alek Greenleaf combined for one in 2019. The only other league shutout came from Nate Salveson for Tacoma Narrows, also in 2019.

It was a stout defensive battle through the first 30 minutes with neither team breaking through and the game went to halftime scoreless.

And it took another ten minutes before anybody would get on the board, but Isidro Prado-Huerta scored the first goal of the game with 5:10 left in the third, a goal that turned out to be the game winner. Gilbert De La Luz gave the Stars Reserves a 2-0 lead with just two seconds left in the third and they took that lead into the fourth. Tyler John would score twice in a five goal fourth quarter for the Stars and the defending champions picked up their second win of the season, 7-0.

Tacoma (2-0) goals: Tyler John (2), Isidro Prado-Huerta, Gilbert De La Luz, Fellipe Souza, Juan Mendoza, Kyle Rivers
Everett (1-1) goals: None

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