NWPL opens up a six-pack on playoff race


The race for the playoffs in the Northwest Premier League (NWPL) was served a six-pack of matches over the June 17-18 weekend. The results are in for all six games but the race to the final playoff spots is still ongoing.


Fuerza wins at Union with just 11 players traveling. (Fuerza Facebook)

Twin City Union 0-1 Fuerza FC

CENTRALIA, WA— In an important match in the race for a playoff spot Fuerza FC (4-3-0) traveled with just 11 players but managed a 1-0 win at Tiger Stadium over the Twin City Union (2-5-1.) The winning goal was scored by Karin Heisen in the 12th minute.

Fuerza FC goals: Karin Heisen


Starting 11 for WPSS Shock against Yakima United. (Shock Facebook)

WPSS Shock 2-0 Yakima United

PUYALLUP, WA— Washington Premier South Sound (3-3-0) shut out the Hoppers of Yakima United (3-4-1) on Saturday at the WPFC Fields Complex. Machaela Graddy scored both Shock goals. Jenna Poland recorded the clean sheet in goal for WPSS.

WPSS goals: Machaela Graddy (2)


Alliance at Stars. (NCW Alliance Facebook)

Seattle Stars 4-0 NCW Alliance

KENT, WA— The first-place Seattle Stars (7-1-0) used a 4-goal first half to coast over the winless NCW Alliance (0-6-1) on Saturday at French Field. Lexi Krieger scored a brace while other goals came from Sunshine Soriano and Analise Miller-Wells.

Seattle Stars goals: Lexi Krieger (2), Sunshine Soriano, Analise Miller-Wells


Emily Peters scored the winner for the Force. (Force Twitter)

Fuerza FC 1-0 Olympic Force

EVERETT, WA—The Olympic Force (1-4-2) broke through for their first win of the season and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 shut out of Fuerza (4-3-0) at Goddard Stadium on Sunday. The winning goal came on a free kick from Emily Peters in the 59th minute.

Olympic Force goals: Emily Peters


Lauryn Peters scored a hat trick as the Hoppers topped Alliance FC. (YUFC Twitter)

Yakima United 5-0 NCW Alliance

YAKIMA, WA—The Hoppers (3-4-1) bounced back from Saturday’s loss at WPSS to rout NCW Alliance (0-6-1) at Sozo Sports Complex on Sunday. League leading scorer Lauryn Peters raised her total to 8 goals as she scored a hat trick for Yakima in the win. Peters also chipped in an assist.

Yakima United goals: Lauryn Peters (3), Katie Freisz, Kaley Roberts.


Union at Timbers. (Union Facebook)

Washington Timbers 3-2 Twin City Union

VANCOUVER, WA—The Washington Timbers (4-2-1) are in third place and looking playoff-bound after a tight win over Twin City Union (2-5-1) on Sunday at Harmony Sports Complex. The Timbers pulled away to a big 3-0 halftime lead before the Union came fighting back with two goals in the second half. It was 3-2 in the 53rd minute but the Timbers held the rest of the way.

Washington Timbers goals: Anyssa De Vera (2), Milla Benedetti

Twin City Union goals: Bella Brown, Leah Magee



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