Bellingham United 4, Vancouver Victory 2
Ivan Colin scored twice and Richard Henderson add two assists to lead the #1 seed from the North, Bellingham United, to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Victory and a place in the EPLWA semifinals on Sunday. Noah Rasmussen opened the scoring for the Hammers before Arturo Bahena tied the game up 1-1 in the 17th minute. But then Colin and Henderson took over hooking up twice, first in the 22nd minute and again in the 38th to give Bellingham a 3-1 lead. The two teams played a scoreless next 50 minutes before Nick Cashmere made it 4-1 in the 89th minute. Karter Cook scored a stoppage time goal but it was too little too late and the Hammers took the 4-2 win.
Bellingham moved on to the semifinals with the win and they will face the #2 seed from the North, Washington Premier, on Sunday night at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field. First kick is set for 6:00 PM. Vancouver’s season came to an end.
GOALS: 13′ – Noah Rasmussen – Bellingham, 17′ – Arturo Bahena – Vancouver, 22′ – Ivan Colin (Richard Henderson) – Bellingham, 38′ – Colin (Henderson) – Bellingham, 89′ – Nick Cashmere – Bellingham, 90’+ – Karter Cook (Brandon Medino) – Vancouver
Tacoma Narrows 3, Everett Jets 0
After a scoreless first half, Alex Velasco scored the opening goal and eventual game winner in the 53rd minute to lead Tacoma Narrows to a 3-0 win over the Everett Jets and a spot in the EPLWA semifinals. Eddie Na assisted Velasco in the first goal of the game to make it 1-0. Alex Whiting then beat an Everett defender to a ball near midfield, raced down the left side, banged a shot off of Everett keeper Cole Weaver and then buried the rebound to make it 2-0. Cris Lozano added an insurance goal in the 89th minute and Tacoma took the 3-0 victory. Julian Tafolla posted a clean sheet in goal for Narrows.
With the win, Tacoma will face PacNW on Sunday in the EPLWA semfinals. First kick at the Washington Premier Complex is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Everett’s season came to an end.
GOALS: 53′ – Alex Velasco (Eddie Na) – Tacoma, 73′ – Alex Whiting – Tacoma, 89′ – Cris Lozano (Scott Hanson) – Tacoma