|SNOHOMISH COUNTY – 6|
Peyton Chick (3)
|TACOMA GALAXY – 4|
|Coming off of their first loss in nearly a year, Snohomish County bounced back and earned the right to host the NWPLi championship game next week with a 6-4 win over the Tacoma Galaxy, the team they lost to last week and will host next week. |
Snohomish took care of business in the first half jumping out to a 4-0 lead after the first 30 minutes thanks to a goal by Olivia Larson in the first minute of play, then Peyton Chick’s first goal of her hat trick to open the second quarter and two more by Chalise Baysa and Maggie Tonkin.
But Tacoma would cut it to a 4-2 Snohomish lead midway through the third quarter thanks to goals by Julia Causbie and Kellyn Green. Chick answered moments later with her second goal of the game to regain a three goal lead, 5-2, but Meredith Udovich cut it back to two minutes before the end of the third and the Galaxy were within striking distance, 5-3, going into the fourth quarter.
The Galaxy got to within one goal, 5-4, in the first minute of the fourth quarter on Arica Slawson’s strike but it was Chick’s third goal of the game a little over a minute later that finished the scoring and the Steelheads would hold onto the 6-4 win. They moved to 5-1 this season, one game ahead of the Galaxy. In a quirk of the schedule, these two teams will meet for the third time in as many weeks for the league title next week.
|BELLINGHAM UNITED – 6|
Maddi Nolton (2)
|OLY-PEN FORCE – 5|
|Bellingham United got off to a slow start on the road in Bellingham but used a five goal second half to finish their inaugural season with a 6-5 win over the Oly-Pen Force. |
Oly-Pen opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a goal by Jules Bushaw and took a 2-1 lead into the halftime break thanks to a second quarter goal by Abby Olson. The two teams combined for seven goals in the third quarter with goals by Maddi Nolton, Ava Lunny, Sara Hulbert and Stephanie Hamilton for Bellingham and goals by Lauren Hudson, Jackie Renner and Tori Peters for Oly-Pen and the two teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 5-5.
But defense regained the foothold in the fourth quarter and Nolton scored the game winner with 7:31 left to play, her second goal of the game, and Bellingham held on down the stretch to escape Bremerton with a 6-5 win. The Hammers finished their first season at 3-3 while Oly-Pen fell to 0-6.