Week 6 Recap: Bellingham and PacNW Take Over i-5 and i-90 Leads

Vancouver Victory 2, Everett Jets 1

The Vancouver Victory picked up their first victory of the season, knocking off the I-5 Conference leading Everett Jets, 2-1, in Vancouver on Saturday. Camelon Bain opened the scoring with a goal in the 30th minute and Vancouver took a 1-0 lead into the break. Everett equalized on Sawyer Walthall’s goal in the 69th minute, but Aiden Flynn scored the game winner for the Victory in the 80th. Vancouver improved to 1-3-2 this season while the Jets are now 4-2-0.

30′ – Vancouver goal – Camelon Bain
69′ – Everett goal – Sawyer Walthall
80′ – Vancouver goal – Aiden Flynn

Washington Premier 3, Spokane Shadown 2

(Recap courtesy of the Spokane Shadow): In their first meeting of the season, the Spokane Shadow Men’s First Team took an early lead against youth side rival Washington Premier only to come up short in a dramatic 3-2 contest Saturday evening at the Spokane Polo Grounds.

Just four minutes into the match a free kick from near the left touchline by Jesse Retan dropped into the box, where RJ Stretch redirected it past Andrew Matheny for the go-ahead goal.

The lead, though, was short-lived as a corner in the 10th minute put matters back level. Derek Johnson’s service found the head of Lincoln Schell, who snapped the well-paced effort past Andrew Huffman for a 1-1 scoreline that stood to the break, though a few chances came close to altering it.

The first good chance was a mis-headed clearance fell to Stretch at the top of the box, but his effort was denied by the fingertips of a sprawling Matheny, who later rushed out to confront an onrushing Jake Levine. In the second half he also made a good stop on a searing 24-yard strike from Stretch.

After intermission, it was the visiting side that grabbed the early strike. Braeden Pryor sent a ball into the box that Drew Farnsworth put home to give Washington Premier the advantage.

Despite several close chances for the Shadow, the hosts just could not connect for the equalizer and saw themselves fall two back when Pryor set up another, finishing a quick series that switched the attack from left to right and finding Logan Oyama, who ripped a first-time strike into the netting in the 72nd minute.

Spokane made it a thrilling finish, however, as they looked for a fourth draw on the season. Caden Martin fired a shot long distance that pulled the Shadow within one, but it proved to not be enough as further efforts went for naught.

The result keeps Washington Premier in the chase for the top spot of the I-90 Conference at 4-1-0 while Spokane is now 1-2-3 on the campaign. Spokane is at rival Yakima next Saturday while Washington Premier visits Oly-Pen Force.

4′ – Spokane goal – RJ Stretch (Jesse Retan assist)
10′ – Washington Premier goal – Lincoln Schell (Derek Johnson assist)
50′ – Washington Premier goal – Drew Farnsworth (Braeden Pryor assist)
72′ – Washington Premier goal – Logan Oyama (Pryor assist)
85′ – Spokane goal – Caden Martin

Bellingham United 2, Oly Town Artesians 0

Bellingham United moved into first place in the I-5 Conference and remain unbeaten thanks to a 2-0 win over the Oly Town Artesians at Orca Field on Saturday. Ale Tomasi scored in the 67th minute and registered an assist on Eric Bunnell’s 15th minute goal. Hector Gutierrez registered his third shutout of the season for the Hammers, who improved to 4-0-1 this season. The Artesians fell to 1-4-2 and have lost four straight after a promising start.

15′ – Bellingham goal – Eric Bunnell (Ale Tomasi assist)
67′ – Bellingham goal – Tomasi

PacNW 4, Yakima United 0

Yeider Zuluaga scored twice and registered an assist and Tyler Hardin scored once and assisted on both Zuluaga’s goals to lead PacNW to a 4-0 win over Yakima United on Saturday at North SeaTac Park. Hardin started it all off before Zuluaga struck twice in a two minute span in the 56th and 58th minutes. Chad Sovde added the fourth goal in the 86th minute. Charlie Lanphier posted the clean sheet in goal and PacNW improved to 4-2-1 this season while Yakima dropped to 3-2-1.

40′ – PacNW goal – Tyler Hardin (Yeider Zuluaga assist)
56′ – PacNW goal – Zuluaga (Hardin assist)
58′ – PacNW goal – Zuluaga (Hardin assist)
86′ – PacNW goal – Chad Sovde (Andrew Rotter goal)

Northstar Bellevue 3, Oly-Pen Force 2

Northstar Bellevue came back from a goal deficit twice and scored the game winner in the 87th minute to pick up their first EPLWA win with a 3-2 win over the Oly-Pen Force on Saturday in Bonney Lake. Lazaro Vierrier equalized twice after goals by the Force’s Cole Jarrett and Sam Erickson in the 5th and 74th minutes respectively. Then Roman Maltsev scored the game winner with three minutes left to secure the win. Northstar improved to 1-3-2 this season while the Force fell to 1-5-0.

5′ – Oly-Pen goal – Cole Jarrett
20′ – Northstar goal – Lazaro Vierrier (Musa Jaiteh assist)
74′ – Oly-Pen goal – Sam Erickson
83′ – Northstar goal – Vierrer
87′ – Northstar goal – Roman Maltsev

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