Week 5 Recap: Home Teams Come Out On Top

Washington Premier 3, Vancouver Victory 1

Washington Premier and the Vancouver Victory traded goals in the first half before Adam Berg scored the eventual game winner in the 82nd minute to lead Premier to a 3-1 home win on Saturday. Theo Kostal opened the scoring for WA Premier but Brendan Leach equalized five minutes later. The two teams played even ball for the next hour plus before Berg gave WA Premier a 2-1 lead. James Del Carmen added an insurance goal in the 90th to help them 3-1-0 this season. Vancouver are still looking for their first victory at 0-3-2.

13′ – Washington Premier goal – Theo Kostal (Logan Oyama assist)
18′ – Vancouver goal – Brendan Leach (Nico Braun assist)
82′ – Washington Premier goal – Adam Berg (Derek Johnson assist)
90′ – Washington Premier goal – James Del Carmen (Johnson assis)

Bellingham United 3, Northstar Bellevue 0

Richard Henderson scored twice and Hector Gutierrez kept another clean sheet to lead Bellingham United to a 3-0 win over Northstar Bellevue in Bellingham on Saturday night. Henderson opened the scoring in the 45th minute and then Ale Tomasi added another one moments later in first half stoppage time to give the Hammers a 2-0 lead at the half. Henderson added his second goal in the 67th and the 2021 champions improved to 3-0-1 this season. Northstar fell to 0-3-2 in their first season in the EPLWA.

45′ – Bellingham goal – Richard Henderson (Christian Caro assist)
45’+ – Bellingham goal – Ale Tomasi
67′ – Bellingham goal – Richard Henderson (Eric Bunnell assist)

Everett Jets 5, Oly Town Artesians 0

The Everett Jets scored twice in the first half and then Fernando Tavares scored a late hat trick to lead them to a 5-0 win over the Oly Town Artesians at Goddard Stadium on Saturday. Sawyer Walthall opened the scoring and what proved to be the game winner in the 19th minute before Brian Guzman added a first half stoppage time goal. Tavares then got his hat trick in the 85th, 88th and in second half stoppage time. Avary Olson registered his third clean sheet of the season and the Jets improved to 4-1-0 this season. Oly Town dropped to 1-2-2.

19′ – Everett goal – Sawyer Walthall (Jordan Ross assist)
45’+ – Everett goal – Brian Guzman (Lamin Dampha assist)
85′ – Everett goal – Fernando Tavares (Manny Segura assist)
88′ – Everett goal – Tavares (Brian Guzman assist)
90’+ – Everett goal – Tavares (Andrew Porretti assist)

Yakima United 1, Oly-Pen Force 0 (Oly-Pen Forfeit)

Spokane Shadow 3, PacNW 1

(Recap courtesy of the Spokane Shadow): After opening the season with three draws and a loss, the Spokane Shadow Men’s First Team picked up their first win Sunday evening at the Spokane Polo Grounds with a two-goal performance from Chase Reidt as they downed PacNW 3-1.

The visitors claimed the initial lead in the contest 17 minutes into the match when a corner kick led to a second-chance opportunity that Carlos Moate put away from about 16 yards out.

Later in the half club product Chase Reidt came up big with a pair of goals to put Spokane up 2-1 at the break.

Dominic Gusman played a ball in from the left flank in the 38th minute, finding Reidt in stride as he was streaking up the middle between a pair of defenders. Reidt would put the brakes on with a small cut and fire past starting keeper Charlie Lanphier to level the contest.

Two minutes later a turnover deep in the offensive end allowed Reidt to put the Shadow in front with an effort from about 20 yards out, giving him three goals on the season.

After a lengthy halftime break due to nearby lightning the Shadow had several chances to expand the lead, but were just off the mark. PacNW nearly evened things up with five minutes left when a free kick from the left touchline was narrowly headed over the crossbar.

Club alum Braydon Tucker, however, locked up the result in the 89th when a ball forward from Eli Armstrong put him in on the keeper. Tucker deftly lifted the ball up over second half insert and Jadon Bowton, a Spokane Sounders product playing at the University of Washington, to secure the result.

Goalkeeper Andrew Wolotira picked up the victory in his debut for Spokane as they moved to 1-1-3, keeping them squarely in the hunt for the postseason in the I90 Conference of EPLWA. PacNW is 2-2-1. The Shadow are at home again next week, hosting another youth club rival Washington Premier Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 at the Polo Grounds while PacNW takes the pitch Wednesday on the road against Oly Town at 7:00.

17′ – PacNW goal – Carlos Moate
38′ – Spokane goal – Chase Reidt (Dominic Guzman assist)
40′ – Spokane goal – Reidt
89′ – Spokane goal – Brayden Tucker (Eli Armstrong assist)

PacNW 3, Oly Town Artesians 1

After a scoreless first 45, Tyler Hardin scored twice and registered an assist to lead PacNW to a 3-1 win over the Oly Town Artesians in Olympia on Wednesday night. The Artesians opened the scoring on a goal by Asa Moncivais in the 48th minute. But PacNW equalized just two minutes later on Hardin’s first goal. His second goal in the 65th minute proved to be the game winner. Jourdan Furukawa added an insurance goal in the 70th and PacNW improved to 3-2-1 this season and currently sit in second place in the I-90 conference. Oly Town fell to 1-3-2 this season.

48′ – Oly Town goal – Asa Moncivais (Max Hauser assist)
50′ – PacNW goal – Tyler Hardin (Joshua Arroyo assist)
65′ – PacNW goal – Hardin (Cameron Gardner assist)
70′ – PacNW goal – Jourdan Furukawa (Hardin assist)

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