Week 6 Recap: Artesians Win Thriller, Galaxy Stay Unbeaten

Oly Town Artesians 8, Oly-Pen Force 7

Meghan Hamell scored the game winner with two minutes to play to lift the Oly Town Artesians to an 8-7 win over the Oly-Pen Force at The Pavilion in Olympia. Kailey Utley scored five goals and dished out two assists in the win for Oly Town.

Utley opened the scoring in the first quarter with two goals in the first six minutes of play. But goals by Jackie Renner and Ammaya Robinette tied the game with six minutes left in the first. Lexi Myers then made it a 3-2 game for the Artesians with three minutes left in the quarter.

Shelbie Blevins tied the game at 3-3 early in the second before Utley scored her third goal of the game and Renner scored her second and the half came to an end all tied up, 4-4.

The first five minutes of the third quarter featured a five goal flurry. Oly took a 6-4 lead after goals by Utley and Niki Covert before Jessica Haga scored twice to tie the game up at 6-6. But Utley broke the deadlock just moments later with her fifth goal of the game to make it 7-6, a lead the Artesians would take into the fourth quarter.

Abby Olson tied the game up at 7-7 with 11 minutes left and the two teams would play an even fourth quarter until Hamell scored the game winner with just two minutes left to play to lead the Artesians to an 8-7 win.

Oly Town moved to 3-2-0 with nine points and moved into second place in the NWPLi while Oly-Pen fell to 2-3-0 with six points this season.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Kailey Utley (5), Niki Covert, Lexi Myers, Meghan Hamell

Oly-Pen Force goals: Jackie Renner (2), Jessica Haga (2), Abby Olson, Ammaya Robinette, Shelbie Blevins

Tacoma Galaxy 5, Whatcom Waves 2

The Tacoma Galaxy and Whatcom Waves battled in a defensive first half with Tacoma taking a 2-1 lead, but then rattled off three straight goals and held on for a 5-2 win at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Saturday night. Tacoma moved to 4-0-1 this season while Whatcom is still searching for their first win at 0-5-0.

Tacoma Galaxy goals: Madeleine Edbom, Arica Slawson, Sophia Kim, Kellyn Green, Jacqueline Corley

Whatcom Waves: Emily Webster, Abbey Cowan

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