Bellingham United and Vancouver Victory were the big winners on Saturday June 18 as the Evergreen Premier League featured four matches across the state of Washington. In other contests Seattle scored their first win and six goals were scored in Bremerton.
Spokane Shadow 1-4 Bellingham United
The Hammers scored a lopsided win in Spokane to edge past the Shadow and into second place in the table at Spokane Falls. Both clubs have 16 points, but the Hammers currently hold the tiebreaker.
“Tonight was a great win for our guys as we had an absolute total team effort as we traveled over with a shorter roster than normal,” said Hammers Head Coach Lance Calloway. “Every player contributed to this victory. The players on the pitch gave everything against a very quality Spokane side. We had some players that had not played many minutes this season who were asked to step up and give some quality minutes to secure the three points for United tonight.”
BEL: Kyle Witzel (Thiago Novis) 1
SPO: Michael Mollay (Matt Beaulaurier) 25
BEL: Nick Ulowetz (Jeremiah Lee) 43
BEL: Kurtis Pederson (Kyle Witzel) 45+
BEL: Kyle Witzel (Thiago Novis) 63
Vancouver Victory 3-1 Yakima United
Halfway through the season Vancouver Victory are unbeaten and lead the table with 19 points. V2FC scored a 3-1 win at Harmony Sports Complex over winless Yakima United on Saturday night. The goalkeeping on both sides was stellar but the home side managed to sneak three in to improve to 6-0-1.
VAN: Antonio Porreco (Alan Hernandez) 30
YAK: Carlos Magana 40
VAN: Alex Segovia 42
VAN: Jesse Martin (Borce Atanasov) 83
Wenatchee FC 1-2 Seattle Stars
The Stars won their first game of the season at the Apple Bowl. Tyler Bjork got Seattle off and running in the third minute. The Capitals would never catch up.
SEA: Tyler Bjork 3
SEA: Caleb Park 57
WEN: Cristian Garcia (Edwin Tinoco) 71
Olympic Force 3-3 South Sound FC
In a back and forth match at Gordon Field the clubs exchanged late goals. South Sound was led by the hat trick of Seattle University player Jason Twaddle. He put the Shock up 3-2 with his third goal in the 79th minute. Olympic drew level thanks to a second goal on the night from Miles Nilsen, 3-3.
SS: Jason Twaddle 4
OLY: Miles Nilsen (Clint Absher) 10
SS: Jason Twaddle 19
OLY: Clint Absher (Jason Beck) 26
SS: Jason Twaddle 79
OLY: Miles Nilsen 80