NWPL: Spokane Shadow shine in early season

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SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow (2-0-0) stamped themselves as early favorites to win the NWPL after they crushed the Twin City Union (0-2-0) 9-0 in their home debut at Spokane Falls Stadium on May 7th.

shadow-sc-500The Shadow WFT won 9-0 in dominating fashion against the Twin City Union while the Shadow MFT fell to the Vancouver Victory by a score of 3-0 in front of a crowd of 732 for the doubleheader at Spokane Falls CC Stadium.

tcu_clearThe Women’s First Team improved to 2-0 on the young season, and left no doubt in the process. Tiara Pittman-Thomas registered a hat-trick, while Megan Lindsay added two goals and a bundle of assists.

The Shadow looked sharp throughout the match, out-shooting their opponents 32-2 and controlling an unquestioned majority of the possession.

(Cover photo by Tracie Fowler)

Spokane Shadow 9-0 Twin City Union
Megan Lindsay (Marissa Mykines) 14
Kasey Roobosky 34
Sarah Cox (Megan Lindsay, 35
Kellie Zakrzewski (Megan Lindsay) 61
Tiara Pittman-Thomas (Kellie Zakrzewski) 64
Tasha Luu (Megan Lindsay) 71
Tiara Pittman-Thomas (Marissa Mykines) 76
Megan Lindsay (Tasha Luu) 82
Tiara Pittman-Thomas (Megan Lindsay) 83
Shutout: Ryann Rydeen

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Fuerza (purple) got a win Sunday night over Yakima United.

NWPL CompassFuerza FC (1-0-0) played their first-ever NWPL match after two seasons in the WPSL and came away with a 2-1 win over Yakima United (0-2-0) on Sunday night at Goddard Stadium in Everett.

In Kent, Seattle Stars FC (0-0-2) played to their second straight draw in a 1-1 contest against South Sound’s Shock (1-1-0).

Here’s the updated NWPL table.

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Seattle (green) and South Sound take the pitch in Kent.

Seattle Stars 1-1 South Sound Shock

STARS-LOGO-new-575ssfc-500The South Sound Women struck first in the 12th minute with a goal from Jamie Hoffman off a cross in from Emily Hanna. Just as the half was closing Shock player Delaney Smith was red-carded for a foul in the penalty area. Angela Celedon converted the PK for the Stars. The Shock played with 10 players the entire second half but managed to draw the match, even creating chances to win it outright before the final whistle.

Fuerza FC 2-1 Yakima United

PRIEBE-WORK--Mastercrest2014[1]YUFCCREST_WHITE_300_WIDEFuerza FC struck for goals in the 30th and 35th minutes in a home win over the Hoppers. Espy Soriano got the first goal for Purple, and Jalisa Santiago made it 2-0 5 minutes later. Yakima answered back in the 68th minute when Isabell Nunez scored.

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Table updated through May 8, 2016

CLUB POINTS W L T GF GA GD

Spokane Shadow

 6  2  0  0  14  2  +12

South Sound

 4  1  0  1  3  1  +2

Fuerza FC

 3  1  0  0  2  1  +1

Seattle Stars

 2  0  0  2  1  1  0

Olympic Force

 1  0  0  1  0  0  0

Yakima United

 0  0  2  0  3  7  -4

Twin City Union

 0  0  2  0  0  11  -11
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