The Evergreen Premier League wrapped up its 2018 regular season in high heat around the state of Washington on July 14-15. Next the heat is on as the first ever post season begins with semifinal battles.
July 21-22 weekend Spokane will play at Seattle and Bellingham will play at Washington Premier. Match details coming soon.
Washington Premier 2-1 Bellingham United
PUYALLUP— A scheduling quirk meant that the four clubs who qualified for the 2018 EPLWA post season just happened to all be playing each other on Sunday July 15 – at the same places they will do it again this weekend in the semifinals. WPFC hosted the Hammers and took the season series 2-0-0 with a 2-1 win at their fields complex (after an earlier 3-1 WPFC win in Bellingham.)
WPFC goals: Alex Whiting 12′, Own Goal 20′
Bellingham goals: George Cholewa 34′
Seattle Stars 4-1 Spokane Shadow
TUKWILA, WA— The Seattle Stars went down early but then eventually coasted past the Shadow at Starfire Stadium. The two clubs will meet this weekend on the west side in the semifinals. The Shadow qualified for the post season by winning the Columbia Division the night before.
Seattle Stars goals: Adame Kante 15′, Connor Noblat 19′, Tyler Bjork 47′, Carlos Betancourt 86′
Spokane Shadow goals: Aidan Chapparo 10′
Yakima United 1-3 Spokane Shadow
YAKIMA, WA— The Spokane Shadow got the points they needed to secure the Columbia Division title and a playoff spot with a win at rivals Yakima United on Saturday night July 14. Jake Levine scored a hat trick for the winners.
Yakima United goals: Alonzo Rojas 50′
Spokane Shadow goals: Jake Levine 19′, Levine 41′, Levine 74′
Olympic Force 2-1 Vancouver Victory
BREMERTON, WA— The Olympic Force used two first half goals to claim a home win at Gordon Field. Vancouver’s lone goal came just before the final whistle.
Olympic Force goals: Joe Sammartino 4′, Ismael De Luna 20′
Vancouver Victory goals: TJ Burton 90′
Vancouver 0-1 Oly Town*
*=The EPLWA Competition committee ruled that the match, originally cancelled due to lightning, is a 1-0 forfeit win for the Artesians due to lack of following league procedures on behalf of host club Vancouver.