Hammers Second Half Surge Dooms Artesians

Oly Town Artesians

LACEY, Wash. – It was a tale of two halves at South Sound Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Oly Town Artesians (0-1-1, 1 point) controlled the first 45 minutes and took a 1-0 lead into the half. But Bellingham United (1-1-0, 3 points) turned the game around in every aspect and posted three goals in the second half to pick up their first win of the young Evergreen Premier League season, 3-1.

The Artesians came out firing on all cylinders, controlling possession for most of the first half of play, peppering the Bellingham defense with 11 shots. Connor Desmond opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he streaked down the right side and collected a beauty of a pass from Gabriele Zaccagnini and beat United goalkeeper Joseph Worley one-on-one to take a 1-0 lead. Despite numerous opportunities after that, the Artesians were unable to increase their lead and signs…

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