Tacoma Stars Reserves 5, Oly Town Artesians 3

Isidro Prado-Huerta registered a hat trick to lead the Tacoma Stars Reserves to an undefeated regular season with a 5-3 win over the Oly Town Artesians. Tacoma finished 11-0-1 this regular season and they will host Bellingham United in the semifinals next week. The loss coupled with Everett’s win means that the Oly Town Artesians are the #3 seed and will travel to Everett next week.

Tacoma’s defense continued their fine form keeping Oly off the board in the first half and took a 2-0 lead into the half thanks to two of Prado-Huerta’s three goals. Cris Lozano made it 3-0 midway through the third quarter but the Artesians fought back with two quick goals by Jason Fairhurst and Kasey Sidor to cut it to 3-2. But Steve Mohn added one more for Tacoma in the third and the game went into the fourth quarter with Tacoma up 4-2.

Fairhurst cut it to a one goal game, 4-3, with 11:13 left, but two minutes later, Prado-Huerta finished his hat trick giving the Stars Reserves an insurance goal that would hold for the 5-3 win. Prado-Huerta finished the season with 23 goals and the league’s golden boot for Tacoma. Fairhurst finished second with 19 goals.

Tacoma (11-0-1) goals: Isidro Prado-Huerta (3), Cris Lozano, Steve Mohn
Oly Town (8-2-2) goals: Jason Fairhurst (2), Kasey Sidor

Everett City 14, Oly-Pen Force 3

Needing a win to take the #2 seed into the playoffs and host a semifinal game, Everett City left no doubt with a 14-3 thumping of the Oly-Pen Force at the Everett Soccer Arena on Saturday night.

Oly-Pen jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on Jagger Judkins strike less than two minutes into the game, but after that, it was all Everett City. Flavio Espinoza scored twice in the first quarter to give Everett a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes and they then added five goals in the second quarter to take a 7-1 lead into the half and never looked back rolling to the 14-3 win.

Espinoza collected a hat trick along with Manuel Segura and Kyle Witzel while Johan Espinoza and Cristiano Whitaker each added two goals for City, who improved to 9-3 this season, one point ahead of the Oly Town Artesians for second place. Whitaker finished the season with 18 goals, tied for third place with Bellingham’s Ale Tomasi.

Everett City (9-3) goals: Flavio Espinoza (3), Manuel Segura (3), Kyle Witzel (3), Johan Espinoza (2), Cristiano Whitaker (2), Hayden Rubio
Oly-Pen Force (0-11-1) goals: Jaggar Judkins, Jonathan Mendoza, Jaisen Zurfluh

Bellingham United 14, Snohomish County 4

Looking to build some momentum with a trip to Tacoma for the semifinals looming next week, Bellingham United closed out their regular season in style with a 14-4 win over Snohomish County on their home field Saturday night.

Richard Henderson, Dylan Langei and Ale Tomasi led the way for the Hammers with two goals apiece. Tomasi’s two goals gave him 18 for the season and he finished tied for third in the league in goals after Tacoma’s Isidro Prado-Huerta (23) and Oly Town’s Jason Fairhurst (19) and tied with Everett’s Cristiano Whitaker.

Bellingham finished the season at 6-5-1 with the #4 seed in the WISL playoffs. It is their lowest finish in league but they continue their streak of having never missed the playoffs. Snohmish wrapped their season at 3-8-1.

Bellingham (6-5-1) goals: Richard Henderson (2), Dylan Langei (2), Ale Tomasi (2), Eric Jones, Adan Fernandez, Jordan Voigt, Nick Kapp, Mason Rudolph, Kevi Miraz, Spencer Wolfe, Danny Fazio
Snohomish (3-8-1) goals: Andrew Escalante (2), Tyler Hopp, Brayden Corwin

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