WENATCHEE,WA— North Central Washington (NCW) Alliance hosted Yakima United in a preseason friendly on Sunday April 23 at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee. The two Northwest Premier League (NWPL) sides had never met before because NCW are a new club and new to the league this season. Yakima United helped found the NWPL in 2016.
While this match was a preseason ‘friendly,’ the two sides will play each other in a NWPL counter on June 17 at Sozo Sports in Yakima.
(Cover photo by Tracie Fowler)
The final score of the match was 1-0 for Yakima. A free kick goal from Natalie Nagle was enough for the Hoppers to claim the first win in the fledgling central Washington derby.
The NWPL opens its second season this Sunday April 30 with three matches.