Yakima hammers Bellingham 6-0

YAKIMA, WA— On June 8th Bellingham United crushed Yakima’s Hoppers 8-2 at Civic Stadium as Tyler Bjork scored six goals. On Saturday night July 5 at Marquette Stadium YUFC got in the last word with their own rout, 6-0 over the visiting Hammers.

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Yakima United forward Jesse Esquivel, far left, shoots the ball past Bellingham United goalkeeper Nicholas Terentjev in the 33rd minute of the Hoppers’ 6-0 victory Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Yakima, Wash. (MADISON MCCORD/Yakima Herald-Republic)

PHOTOS: Courtesy of Yakima Herald-Republic

Bellingham’s slim title hopes are even slimmer after the result, though they are not yet mathematically eliminated.

Yakima United continued their high-scoring ways as Jesse Esquivel and Hector Valdovinos both scored twice. Valdovinos keeps his goalKING hopes alive as he improves to nine goals on the year, two behind Bellingham’s Bjork. Esquivel continues his blazing recent form and now has six goals.

The win improves the Hoppers to 5-7-1 on the year, on 16 points and in 5th place. The loss drops Bellingham to 6-5-1 on 19 points. The Hammers slip to 4th place due to the lopsided loss as their goal differential takes a hit and drops to +4. The match drew 270 fans.

Scoring:

First half: 1, Yakima, Hector Valdovinos, 23:00; 2, Yakima, William Pineda, 30:00; 3, Yakima, Jesse Esquivel, 33:00; 4, Yakima, Esquivel, 38:00.

Second half: 5, Yakima, Ramon Ayala, 56:00; 6, Yakima, Valdovinos (PK), 67:00.

Hoppers supporters hold their scarves high. (Facebook)
Hoppers supporters hold their scarves high. (Facebook)
EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
SOUTH SOUND FC 25 11 8 2 1 20 9 +11
VANCOUVER VICTORY FC 24 11 8 3 0 29 20 +9
SPOKANE SHADOW 19 9 6 2 1 18 9 +9
BELLINGHAM UNITED 19 12 6 5 1 28 24 +4
YAKIMA UNITED FC 16 13 5 7 1 32 36 -4
WENATCHEE UNITED FC 15 12 5 7 0 25 27 -2
SEATTLE STARS FC 7 10 2 7 1 15 23 -8
WESTSOUND FC 7 12 2 9 1 10 29 -19
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Hector Valdovinos (at right) raised his goal total to 9 by scoring two of Yakima’s six goals. (MADISON MCCORD/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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