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