Tacoma Narrows 3, Oly Town Artesians 0
Looking for their first win and attempting to avenge their 2-1 loss to the Artesians two weeks ago, Tacoma Narrows dominated the game with an opening goal from Adrian Correa and a clean sheet by Mike Arguello to knock off Oly Town 3-0. Correa scored his goal in the 31st minute and Eddia Na converted a penalty kick in the 49th to give Tacoma a 2-0 lead. Neil Boyal struck just two minutes later to finish the scoring and Tacoma held on to pick up their first win and first shutout of the season.
Tacoma Narrows moved to 1-2-1 this season with four points in the South Division while Oly Town dropped to 2-2-0 with six points in the South.
GOALS: ’25 – Adrian Correa (Neil Boyal) – Tacoma, ’49 – Eddie Na (PK) – Tacoma, ’51 – Boyal – Tacoma
Yakima United 2, Vancouver Victory 2
Levan Zhividze scored twice for the Vancouver Victory but each time Yakima United had an answer and the two teams played to a 2-2 draw at Harmony Sports in Vancouver on Saturday. Zhividze opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the 43rd minute and the Victory took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Luis Valle got Yakima level in the 50th minute before Zhividze struck again just four minutes later to give the Victory a 2-1 lead. But Hector Valdovinos came off the bench in the 68th minute and scored the equalizer just two minutes later, tying the game at 2-2. The two teams played a scoreless final 20 minutes to pick up a point.
Vancouver moved to 1-1-2 this season with five points while Yakima United moved into first place in the South Division at 2-1-1 and seven points.
GOALS: ’43 – Levan Zhividze (PK) – Vancouver, ’50 – Luis Valley – Yakima, ’54 – Zhividze – Vancouver, ’70 – Hector Valdovinos – Yakima
Everett Jets 1, PacNW 1
The Everett Jets scored their first league goal and picked up their first league point with a 1-1 draw against PacNW at Starfire in Tukwila. Manny Segura got the Jets going in the 12th minute scoring Everett’s first EPLWA goal off of a free kick. Everett held that 1-0 lead for the next 41 before all-time leading EPLWA goalscorer Tyler Bjork equalized in the 53rd with an assist from Andrew Rotter. From there, goalkeepers Jacob Castro (PacNW) and Will Desantis (Everett) kept the game tied 1-1 to earn a point for both sides.
Everett is now 0-3-1 this season while PacNW moved to 1-1-1 with four points in the North Division.
GOALS: ’12 – Manny Segura – Everett, ’53 – Tyler Bjork (Andrew Rotter) – PacNW
Bellingham United 2, Washington Premier 1
Bellingham United improved to 4-0-0 this season but had to make a comeback in a 2-1 win over Washington Premier on Saturday. Teagan Eldridge put Washington Premier up 1-0 in the 16th minute thanks to an assist by Jack Sluys but EPLWA veteran Richard Henderson scored just before the halftime whistle to level the game at 1-1. The Caro brothers then linked up again in the 61st minute with Christian Caro finding Rene Caro for the game winner.
Bellingham is now 4-0-0 this season with 12 points in the North and an eight point lead over PacNW and a nine point lead over Washington Premier (1-2-0). And with two wins over WA Premier, they have clinched themselves a home game in the EPLWA playoffs.
GOALS: ’16 – Teagan Eldridge (Jack Sluys) – WA Premier, ’44 – Richard Henderson – Bellingham, ’61 – Rene Caro (Christian Caro) – Bellingham