Everett Jets 2, Northstar Bellevue 1
The Everett Jets picked up their first Evergreen Premier League goal thanks to a 36th minute goal by Lamin Dampha and a Dampha assist on a goal by Sawyer Walthall that broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 75th minute. Northstar Bellevue, playing their first EPLWA game, picked up an equalizer and their first goal in the 41st minute on Corneliu Iremie’s strike. The contentious battled in Sumner resulted in six yellow cards and four red cards. Avary Olson picked up the win in goal allowing just the one goal for the Jets.
36′ – Everett goal – Lamin Dampha (Alex Day assist)
41′ – Northstar goal – Corneliu Iremie (Vinicius Oliveira assist)
75′ – Everett goal – Sawyer Walthall (Dampha assist)
Oly Town Artesians 1, Vancouver Victory 1
The Oly Town Artesians and Vancouver Victory opened up their 2022 EPLWA campaigns with a 1-1 draw at Black Hills High School on Saturday night. Vancouver opened the scoring on a goal by Jairo Aguirre in the 12th minute and held that lead for the next 63 minutes. But the Artesians tied the game up in the 75th when Jesus Flores scored the equalizer. Goalkeepers David Silva (Oly) and Isaac Poole (Vancouver) kept the scoreline equal the rest of the way to split the points.
12′ – Vancouver goal – Jairo Aguirre
75′ – Oly Town goal – Jesus Flores (Sam Tafolla assist)
Spokane Shadow 2, Yakima United 2
SPOKANE SHADOW PRESS RELEASE: The Spokane Shadow Men’s First Team returned to the pitch for the first time in two years Sunday, facing rival Yakima United in the Evergreen Premier League Opener and finishing in a 2-2 stalemate.
The visiting Hoppers got on the board first, tallying 11 minutes into the contest via Michael Raya. The score was born out of a second chance opportunity off a corner when the ball came out to Juan Mendoza, who lofted it far post to Raya for the finish.
Ten minutes later, though, longtime provider of heroics for the Shadow and club product Chase Reidt grabbed the spotlight. Reidt received the ball from Nathan McLellan and proceeded to dribble into the middle of the penalty area amidst a pair of defenders, ultimately dancing between them both as well as the keeper before placing the ball in the back of the net.
He added a second four minutes later in the 25th when Chris Swider drew out the keeper with his drive into the left side of the box before dishing it centrally for the calm finish from Reidt.
Things were looking promising in the second half for the Shadow with veteran Tanner Williams entering the contest and adding to the threats along with a red card to Yakima in the 58th leaving the visitors down a man.
Yakima, though, would spoil the day in the final minutes when a free kick opportunity just outside the left side of the box gave the Hoppers a golden opportunity in the 88th. Cesar Rodriguez placed a perfect curling effort over the keeper Finn Simmersbach and into the upper back corner of the goal for the draw.
11′ – Yakima goal – Michael Raya (Juan Mendoza assist)
21′ – Spokane goal – Chase Reidt (Nathan McLellan assist)
25′ – Spokane goal – Reidt (Chris Swider assist)
88′ – Yakima goal – Cesar Rodriguez