Hammers double up Hoppers at Sozo


YAKIMA, WA— Bellingham United (2-1-0) got a first half brace from Kurtis Pederson on their way to a 4-2 victory over Yakima United (0-2-2) at the Sozo Sports Complex on Saturday May 13.

Read a Hammers recap here.

Rene Caro got the Hammers going with a goal just seven minutes into the match. It was Caro’s second goal of the season. Kurtis Pederson pulled the visitors away from the hosts with a pair of goals. Pederson made it 2-0 for Bellingham in the 19th minute and then 3-0 in the 31st.

Yakima got one back  in the 48th minute from Sebastian Navarro.

Bellingham’s Richard Henderson goes for the ball alongside Hoppers defender Dennis Stevenson. (Amanda Freisz)

Match Gallery: by Amanda Freisz

Uriel Herrera restored a 3-goal advantage when he scored to make it 4-1 for the Hammers in the 76th minute. The Hoppers responded with the final goal of the match by Luis Martinez just a minute later in the 76th and it was 4-2.

Ivan Colin of BUFC went ‘live’ on Hammers Facebook as the club drove down to Yakima. See a league-made compilation of his clips below.


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