The home sides are taking back the momentum in the Evergreen Premier League as Saturday May 30 saw all three hosting clubs take wins. For the first time this season the home venues take the results to the plus side. Home teams have now won seven straight times. Overall the league record for home sides is now 11-10-2.
|EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE – 2015 (Through May 30)||Pts||GP||W||L||T||GF||GA||GD|
|SOUTH SOUND FC||16||6||5||0||1||23||7||+16|
|VANCOUVER VICTORY FC||15||5||5||0||0||17||5||+12|
|YAKIMA UNITED FC||10||7||3||3||1||17||13||+4|
|SEATTLE STARS FC||7||6||2||3||1||10||12||-2|
|BELLINGHAM UNITED FC||0||5||0||5||0||4||21||-17|
Eleazar Galvan now leads the EPLWA with 8 goals after he scored his second hat trick of the season against the Olympic Force. Galvan’s goals were enough for Wenatchee FC to pound the Olympic Force 5-1. Galvan also scored a hat trick in Bremerton earlier as the Capitals beat the Force 4-1.
The Force took the lead in the 19th minute when MacKenzie Bond scored, but the rest went to the home side. Olegario Orozco tied the match in the 31st. Galvan netted his hat trick in the second half with goals at 48, 51 and 71 minutes. Wenatchee also got a marker from Edwin Tinoco in the 57th.
WFC improves to (3-4-0, 9 points) while the Force remain with a single win (1-5-0, 3 points.)
The Spokane Shadow have played just four matches so far, fewest in the league. They improved to 2-1-1 (7 points) with a 2-0 win over Yakima United FC on Saturday May 30 at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. (Report here.)
Brady Ulen scored the match winner in stoppage time of the first half. Zach Hamer added an insurance goal in the 68th.
Jeff Srock made several crucial saves to keep Yakima at bay, eventually notching the first Shadow shut out of the season.
Yakima is now 3-3-1 with 10 points, good enough to hold on to third place in the table.
The Shock (5-0-1, 16 points) have been playing tag with Vancouver for first place all season. After a 3-0 whitewash of Seattle (2-3-1, 7 points) they are back in first by a single point, awaiting the result of Sunday’s V2FC visit to Bellingham United. (Shock match report.)
It was a second-half trio of scores that lifted the home side. Tyler John leads the Shock in goals scored (4) and got his fourth early in the second half. The Shock defense made it hold up as the winner. South Sound got two more, though. They came from captain Micah Wenzel in the 66th and then from Marcus Wilson in the 89th. Chris Kintz got his second shut out of the season for the Shock, which leads the EPLWA.