Week 8 Recap: Big Weekend For Yakima; Jets, Hammers trade wins

Yakima United 3, Washington Premier 0

Yakima United started off a big weekend for them with a 3-0 win over Washington Premier on Friday night. After a scoreless first half, Missael Lopez opened the scoring in the 57th minute to give Yakima a 1-0 lead. Washington Premier kept it close, but Hector Valdovinos scored an insurance goal in the 85th minute and Isaiah Rojas made it 3-0 in second half stoppage time. Luis Birrueta posted the shutout in goal for the Hoppers, who moved to 5-2-1 this season.

57′ – Yakima goal – Missael Lopez
85′ – Yakima goal – Hector Valdovinos
90’+ – Yakima goal – Isaiah Rojas

Spokane Shadow 3, Oly-Pen Force 0 (forfeit)

Everett Jets 3, Bellingham United 1

The Everett Jets pulled off their biggest win in club history, knocking off previously unbeaten Bellingham United 3-1 at Goddard Stadium on Saturday. Bellingham opened the scoring in the 24th minute on a goal by Christian Caro, but Everett scored twice before the end of the half with Lamin Dampha tying it up in the 34th and Efren Martinez giving the Jets a 2-1 lead in the 42nd. The two teams played a scoreless second half until the 90th minute when Arjun Gill’s goal salted the game away for the Jets, who improved to 6-2-0 this season and leapfrogged them over Bellingham for first place in the I-5 Conference, at least for a day.

24′ – Bellingham goal – Christian Caro
34′ – Everett goal – Lamin Dampha (Rogelio Martinez assist)
42′ – Everett goal – Efren Martinez
90′ – Everett goal – Arjun Gill (Aidan Drought assist)

Yakima United 2, Everett Jets 1

Yakima United made it a two win weekend on Sunday when they knocked off the Everett Jets, 2-1, at SOZO Sports. Yakima kicked off the scoring in the 44th minute when Gilberto Bautista scored off a pass from Luis Valle. But 10 minutes after halftime, Sidat Trawally equalized and made it 1-1 in the 55th. The two teams remained all tied up for the next 33 minutes until Israel Gonzalez scored the late winner and took home a 2-1 victory. The win moved the Hoppers to 6-2-1 this season, while Everett dropped to 6-3-0.

44′ – Yakima goal – Gilberto Bautista (Luis Valle assist)
55′ – Everett goal – Sidat Trawally (Lamin Dampha assist)
88′ – Yakima goal – Israel Gonzalez (Hector Valdovinos assist)

Bellingham United 4, Vancouver Victory 3

Bellingham United came back from a 3-2 deficit to score two goals in the final 15 minutes including a last minute winner by Spencer Wolfe to take a 4-3 win at Orca Field on Sunday afternoon. Eric Bunnell opened the scoring for the Hammers in the 5th minute in a five goal first half. Hunter Leach scored the next two goals for Vancouver, making it 2-1 after 34 minutes. Kaydin Wall then equalized in the 42nd minute, but the Victory then took the lead back just two minutes later on Camelon Bain’s strike and the half came to an end with Vancouver up, 3-2. The two teams battled for the next 30 minutes until Bunnell tied the game up, 3-3. Wolfe then won the game in the 90th minute to give the Hammers the 4-3 win. They jumped back ahead of Everett with the win and they improved to 6-1-1.

5′ – Bellingham goal – Eric Bunnell (Ivan Collin assist)
21′ – Vancouver goal – Hunter Leach (Brandon Leach assist)
34′ – Vancouver goal – H. Leach
42′ – Bellingham goal – Kaydin Wall
44′ – Vancouver goal – Camelon Bain
75′ – Bellingham goal – Bunnell
90′ – Bellingham goal – Spencer Wolfe

Oly Town Artesians 2, Northstar Bellevue 0

Julius Nguyen notched a goal and an assist and Jakob Rindler posted a clean sheet in goal as the Oly Town Artesians knocked off Northstar Bellevue on Sunday night in Olympia. Nguyen scored the opener in the 26th minute before assisting on Jesus Flores’ goal just five minutes later. The Artesians moved to 3-4-2 this season with the win.

26′ – Oly Town goal – Julius Nguyen (Asa Moncivais assist)
31′ – Oly Town goal – Jesus Flores (Nguyen assist)

Washington Premier 3, PacNW 1

Washington Premier clinched a playoff spot thanks to a 3-1 win over PacNW on Monday night in Puyallup. After a scoreless first 45 between the two clubs, Micah Wenzel opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second half, giving WA Premier a 1-0 lead. They would double their score six minutes later on Drew Farnsworth’s goal. PacNW made it a one goal game on Tyler Hardin’s strike in the 78th minute, but Alec LaBarge gave WA Premier an insurance goal with a penalty kick goal in the 81st and held on for the 3-1 win. They improved to 6-2-0 this season.

55′ – WA Premier goal – Micah Wenzel (Ryo Takeuchi assist)
61′ – WA Premier goal – Drew Farnsworth (Alec LaBarge assist)
78′ – PacNW goal – Tyler Hardin (Andrew Rotter assist)
81′ – WA Premier goal – LaBarge (PK)

Bellingham United 2, Washington Premier 2

After Washington Premier took the lead with two goals within seven minutes, Bellingham United scored a late equalizer and the two teams took home a point with a 2-2 draw in Bellingham on Friday. Ale Tomasi gave the Hammers a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to a 42nd minute goal. But Theodore Kostal tied the game in the 72nd minute and then Drew Farnsworth gave WA Premier a 2-1 lead in the 79th. But Ivan Colin’s goal in the 86th tied the game up at 2-2 and the game came to an end in a draw. Both teams are already bound for the playoffs, but Bellingham moved to 6-1-2 this season, two points ahead of the Everett Jets with one game left to play for both teams. Meanwhile, Washington Premier moved into a points tie with Yakima at 6-2-1 with one game left for both squads.

42′ – Bellingham goal – Ale Tomasi
72′ – WA Premier goal – Theodore Kostal (Alec LaBarge assist)
79′ – WA Premier goal – Drew Farnsworth
86′ – Bellingham goal – Ivan Colin (Connor Steward assist)

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