Shadow lift trophy after win over Shock; Union finish 3rd with win at Fuerza

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(Erik Smith photo)

The first season of the Northwest Premier League came to a close on Saturday July 30th as Spokane celebrated their league title and Twin City Union planted seeds for the future with a solid third place finish.

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Spokane Shadow 2-1 South Sound FC

shadow-sc-500SPOKANE, WA—(Shadow recap) In the midst of the intense heat at Spokane Falls CC Stadium, the Inaugural NWPL Champions needed nearly 40 minutes to break open the scoring against the Shock despite numerous chances and a Maia Angell shot off the post. A ball played across the box in the 39th was too high for Megan Lindsay to get to for the finish, but Angell came sprinting forward from her left back position to chase it down at the left touchline and fed it to Lindsay, who tracked back on the play. The league’s leading scorer then quickly found Angell cutting squarely toward the box and dished it right back to her for the finish.

South Sound found a bit of fortune two minutes before the break when a long 45 yard free kick from Chelsie Still went off the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Sarah Swanson and up under the crossbar.

A Lindsay corner kick proved to be the decider. Her service from the right corner found defender Savannah Coiner at the near post for the finish from close range.

Spokane finishes as the Inaugural Northwest Premier League with a 11-1-0 record while South Sound was second at 6-1-5.

Scoring Summary
SPO: Maia Angell (Megan Lindsay) 39
SS: Chelsie Still 43
SPO: Savannah Coiner (Megan Lindsay) 62

Fuerza FC 1-2 Twin City Union

800_TCU_crestMARYSVILLE, WA— The Twin City Union became the third NWPL club with a winning record as they edged Fuerza FC 2-1 at Quil Ceda Stadium to end their initial campaign at 5-4-3 on 18 points and in third place in the table.

In the 20th minute the Union’s Tianna Helm took on a group of Fuerza defenders and beat them 1 v. 4 to give the vistors a 1-0 lead.

Helm made it 2-0 in the 65th when she completed a brace on an assist from Maria Roggow.

Fuerza FC got one back just two minutes later in the 67th when Maria Zaragoza scored off of an assist from McKenzie Buell.

Fuerza finishes in 6th place with a 3-7-2 record.

Scoring Summary
TCU: Tianna Helm 20
TCU: Tianna Helm 65 (Roggow)
FUA: Maria Zaragoza 67 (Buell)

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