Capital FC Atletica 6, NCW Alliance 0
Vicky Cruz scored three times and Makenzie Pineda kept a clean sheet in Capital FC’s 6-0 win over NCW Alliance on Saturday in Salem. Capital started it off in the 9th minute with Cruz’s first and added another from Julie Sattler in the 30th but NCW kept it within striking distance down by two at half. But Atletica was too much, pouring on four more goals in the final 45 minutes for their second win of the season.
Capital FC Atletica goals: Vicky Cruz (3), Julia Sattler, Whitney Pitalo, Jade Chhokar
NCW Alliance goals: None
Washington Premier 2, Yakima United 0
Washington Premier and Yakima United battled to a scoreless first half at the Washington Premier Complex in Puyallup. But four minutes into the second half, Jamie Makupson gave WA Premier a 1-0 lead finishing a pass from Angela Celedon and then Cara Mayer added an insurance goal in the 74th minute and they kept a clean sheet for the second weekend in a row with the 2-1 win. Kyla Carter played all 90 minutes in net but was forced to make just one save in the shutout. Meanwhile, Brynlee Ward made 11 saves for Yakima United in the loss.
Washington Premier goals: Jamie Makupson (’49), Cara Mayer (’74)
Yakima United goals: None
Twin City Union 2, Blackhills FC 2
Playing in their home opener, Twin City Union jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the game behind goals from Brook Swenson and Maddie Lockwood and held the lead until the 75th minute when an own goal cut their lead to just one at 2-1. Blackhills FC tied the game in the 89th minute on a goal by Jocelyn Charette and held on to a 2-2 draw to pick up a point in their season opener.
Twin City Union goals: Brook Swenson (‘9), Maddie Lockwood (’14)
Blackhills FC goals: TCU own goal (’75), Jocelyn Charette (’89)
Yakima United 4, Washington Timbers 2
Yakima United started quickly on Sunday getting a goal from Kirsten Stickney in the first minute of play at Yakima Valley College. But she was matched in the ninth minute by Sarah Teubner, who tied it up for the Washington Timbers 1-1. Lauryn Peters broke the tie in the 22nd minute and then buried a penalty kick in the 41st minute to give Yakima the lead for good. Teubner scored her second in the 49th minute to get the score back to just one goal, but Natalie Nagle wrapped up the victory with a 76th minute goal that ensured a 4-2 win for United.
Yakima United goals: Kirsten Stickney (‘1), Lauryn Peters (’22 & ’41), Natalie Nagle (’76)
Washington Timbers goals: Sarah Teubner (‘9 & ’49)
Seattle Stars 3, Oly-Pen Force 1
Alyssa Gray opened the scoring in the 29th minute to give Oly-Pen a 1-0 lead but Seattle’s Braeden Small tied the game at one goal apiece in the 37th minute and the two teams went to the locker room knotted up 1-1. Small scored the eventual game winner in the 69th minute and Hannah Jenkins made it 3-1 two minutes later and the defending NWPL champs opened up their title defense with a home victory at French Field in Kent. Scout Watson got the win in goal for the Stars.
Seattle Stars goals: Braeden Small (’37 & ’69), Hannah Jenkins (’71)
Oly-Pen Force goals: Alyssa Gray (’29)