Two NWPL matches were played on Sunday July 10 and both ended in ties as the title race moves towards a conclusion.
Yakima United 1-1 Twin City Union
The story about this match is really the story around it. The Twin City Union were caught in an I-90 traffic snarl that kept some of their players from arriving at Marquette Stadium on time. After delaying the match for a while, it was decided (match officials OK’d) that TCU Head Coach Sophie Clough would be allowed to suit up, pushing the Union pitch patrol to 8 players. Later others would arrive and jump into the fray.
Taylor Karnes gave Yakima a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. Lauren Frost tied it for TCU with a goal in the 71st minute.
Fuerza FC 2-2 South Sound FC
The South Sound Shock will look back at their first season as a club and wonder “what if…” What if they had been able to turn some of their FIVE draws into wins? As it stands, the Shock remain unbeaten at 6-0-5, but will likely lose the title race to the Spokane Shadow in the next week.
Twice on Sunday July 10 at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville South Sound took the lead. Twice the home Fuerza FC fought back to get even.
The Shock went ahead 1-0 in the 21st minute on a goal from Lauren Larson (Brittany Schroeder assist.) Fuerza tied it 1-1 in the 35th on a goal from Espy Soriano-Sanchez.
South Sound went back in control 2-1 on a goal from Emily Hannah (Hailey Smoot assist) in the 48th minute. Fuerza would answer back late with a goal in the 80th by _____ Taylor for a 2-2 final score.