Week 1 Recap: Vancouver, Yakima, Bellingham Grab Return Wins

Vancouver Victory 3, Oly Town Artesians 1

Levan Zhividze scored once and tallied two assists as the Vancouver Victory picked up a 3-1 win over the Oly Town Artesians at Harmony Sports on Saturday night. Ohm Harape opened the scoring in the 15th minute for the Victory. They then tacked on two more goals in the second half, with Arturo Behena scoring in the 57th and Zhividze getting his goal in the 77th. Oly Town denied Vancouver and keeper Dylan DeBaldo the clean sheet with a second half stoppage time goal by Allen Escalante.

GOALS: ’15 – Vancouver – Harape (Zhividze), ’57 – Vancouver – Behena (Zhividze), ’77 – Vancouver – Zhividze, ’90+ – Oly Town – Escalante (A. Zimmerman)

Yakima United 3, Tacoma Narrows 1

Nate Ford opened the scoring early for Tacoma Narrows but Yakima United scored the next three goals to claim a 3-1 road win at the SERA Sports Complex on Saturday night. Ford put Narrows up 1-0 off a pass from Khai Brisco in the 8th minute before Tony Bautista leveled the game 1-1 in the 23rd. Just minutes later in the 27th, Alejandro Guzman put Yakima ahead for good, 2-1. Israel Gonzalez gave Yakima an insurance goal in the 78th minute to secure the victory.

GOALS: ‘8 – Tacoma – Ford (Brisco), ’23 – Yakima – Bautista (Mendoza), ’27 – Yakima – Guzman (Ramirez), ’78 – Yakima – Gonzalez (Valle)

Bellingham United 1, Everett Jets 0

EPLWA and Bellingham United veteran Richard Henderson scored the game’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 34th minute to lead Bellingham to a 1-0 win over the Everett Jets at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field on Saturday night. It was a defensive battle between the two keepers, Everett’s Cole Weaver and Bellingham’s Hector Gutierrez . Gutierrez, who led the league in shutouts in 2019, notched his first clean sheet of the season.

GOALS: ’34 – Bellingham – Henderson (PK)

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