3 of 4 post season spots secured as EPLWA enters final week of regular season

The Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) regular season has one week to go and one playoff spot to decide after the results from last weekend.

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Cascade Division Champions (and top points) Washington Premier FC.

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Washington Premier FC 4-1 Oly Town FC

PUYALLUP, WA— WPFC clinched the Cascade Division title and the outright best points total in the EPLWA on Sunday as they completed a two-win weekend with a 4-1 win over the Oly Town Artesians at WPFC Fields Complex. (Read Artesians match report here.)

WPFC Goals: Brandon Madsen 31′ (Kodai Lida), Eddie Brown 40′ (Unassisted), Kodai Lida 54′ (Madsen), Madsen 80′ (Jourdan Furukawa)

Oly Town Goals: Daniel Gonzalez 15′ (Unassisted)

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Tri-Cities Alliance 1-2 Washington Premier FC

KENNEWICK, WA— The Lions will play a waiting game after they fell to WPFC on Saturday at Lampson Stadium. TCAFC have 10 points out of 10 matches (3-6-1) while Columbia Division opponents try to catch up or pass them this weekend. Brandon Madsen scored both visitor goals in this match before (see above) scoring 2 more the next day in Puyallup.

Tri-Cities Goals: Lenin Guzman 74′

WPFC Goals: Brandon Madsen 13′, Madsen 64′ (Alex Whiting)

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Starting 11 for Coastal champs Seattle Stars in 4-4 draw with Yakima United.

Seattle Stars 4-4 Yakima United

KENT, WA—The wildest match of the season ended in a 4-4 draw at French Field as the Coastal Division champion Seattle Stars managed to claw back for a draw against Yakima United. A brace by the Hoppers’ Eduardo Arechiga-Pelayo put YUFC up 4-3 before the second of a brace from Connor Noblat evened the match after 8 goals.

Seattle Stars Goals: Carlos Betancourt 10′, Jason Rodriguez 17′, Connor Noblat 38, Noblat 72′

Yakima United Goals: Israel Gonzalez 11′, Sebastian Navarro (PK) 27′, Eduardo Arechiga-Pelayo 58′, Arechiga-Pelayo 63′

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Jon Bergman photo.

Bellingham United 4-2 Vancouver Victory

BELLINGHAM, WA— The red hot Hammers reeled off their fifth win in a row to take the wildcard spot in the upcoming EPLWA playoffs with a 4-2 win over Vancouver at Phillips 66 Soccer Park. (BUFC recap posted here.)

Bellingham United Goals: Luke Olney 3′, Christian Thode 12′, Camron Miller 60′, Eduardo Perez 87′

Vancouver Victory Goals: Andrew Moreland 10′,  Shanoah Montano 78′

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