South Sound retakes first place with win at Olympic Force


BREMERTON, WA— South Sound FC got goals in each half on Friday night May 15 to work their way past a game Olympic Force side 2-0 at Gordon Field. The match featured a winner from newcomer Tyler John and a golazo from veteran Daniel Gray. It was also only the second shut out so far this season.
DSC_1278MATCH GALLERY: by Jeff Halstead /

The Force (0-3-0) had a couple of early half-chances and overall this was their most solid performance of their debut EPLWA season. It was a quick counter that became their undoing. The Shock (3-0-1) were having success pressing the Force, and a turn over ended up at the feet of Max Harvey. He crossed into the middle of the penalty area to an on-rushing Tyler John who tucked it behind the goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.

The match was back and forth after that, with the Force cleaning up their posessions and trying to challenge the Shock’s Chris Kintz in goal. Olympic never really mounted a sustained attack. The match stayed close though as South Sound was also not connecting on the final pass.

Finally in the 81st minute the Shock got breathing room when the Force laid back off of midfielder Daniel Gray and he made them pay the price with a longe-range golazo that dipped over the goalkeeper and into the Olympic goal.

The win kept South Sound unbeaten in 2015 and lifted their standing points to 10, good enough to return them to the top of the EPLWA table.

Counting last season’s 2-0 and 3-0 sweep over WestSound FC, the Shock are now 3-0-0 all-time versus EPLWA clubs from Kitsap County.

On Sunday South Sound will play the Sounders U23 of the PDL at Sumner. Saturday night May 23 at 7 PM the Shock will host their league home opener at Harry Lang Stadium against Wenatchee FC. The Force will play their first-ever road match next Saturday at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville against Seattle Stars FC.





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