WISL Update: It’s anyone’s league as midseason approaches

WISL Logo - 600The Western Indoor Soccer League completed a first month of action on Saturday and the only thing decided so far is that everything is very – undecided.

Bellingham United looks good to make the 4-team playoff format as they lead the table with 9 points after a convincing 10-2 blowout over Oly Town FC at the Sportsplex.

In Everett it was Sporting making a jumble of the standings as they jumped up to third place with a big 9-5 win over the Olympic Force. It was Sporting’s first “W” of the season.

The WISL playoffs will feature the top four clubs. It seems very likely that it will take all of the remaining matches to separate the pack.

(Cover photo: Michael Landon / WISLnews.com)

This Weekend’s Matches

All six WISL clubs are in action on Saturday December 17. The Oly Town Artesians host Sporting Everett FC (preview) at 6 PM at the Pavilion on the campus of The Evergreen State College. The Olympic Force host defending champions Bellingham United at 7:30 PM at the Olympic Sports Center in Bremerton in a rematch of last year’s Final. The Tacoma Stars Reserves host the Snohomish Skyhawks at 7:30 PM at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

WESTERN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE STANDINGS  2016-17

(Updated through matches played December 10, 2016)

Club Points Wins Losses Ties GF GA Goal + / –
BELLINGHAM UNITED  9  3  1  0  26  19  +7
TACOMA STARS RESERVES  6  2  1  0  21 14  +7
SPORTING EVERETT  4  1  2  1  28 26  +2
OLY TOWN ARTESIANS  4  1  1  1  19 23  -4
OLYMPIC FORCE  3  1  2  0  22  22  0
SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS  3  1  2  0  13  25  -12

Recaps for the weekend of December 10

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John Bergman photo.

Bellingham United-10 Oly Town Artesians-2

BELLINGHAM, WA— The Hammers (3-1-0) broke away after an even first quarter to blast the Artesians (1-1-1) at the Sportsplex.

It was 1-1 after the first quarter but then BUFC went on a spree outscoring Oly Town 9-1 the rest of the way.

Oscar Jimenez scored three goals and added 3 assists for the Hammers. Richard Henderson matched with 3 goals of his own.

Bellingham United goals: Oscar Jimenez (3), Richard Henderson (3), Chris Jepson (2), Brady Ulen, Brendan Quilici.

Oly Town Artesian goals: Nate Boatright, Luke Chouinard.

Sporting Everett-9 Olympic Force-5

15326538_834506363356872_4111216803781725310_nEVERETT, WA—Sporting Everett (1-2-1) got their first win of the season and in the process jumped right back into the playoff race at Everett Soccer Arena.

Lucas Dourado and Kevin Shull each scored twice to lead Sporting. Dourado also had two assists. Everett got a 3-assist performance from Guillermo Rodriguez.

The Force (1-2-0) countered with braces from David Meherg and Enrique Hidalgo.

Sporting Everett goals: Devin Shull (2), Lucas Dourado (2), Zac Crutchfield, Danny Graham, Gustavo Rodrigues, Guillermo Rodrigues, Coery Hendrickson.

Olympic Force goals: Enrique Hidalgo (2), David Meherg (2), Gustavo Bermudez.

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