NWPL Update: Shock battling back into race

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The Northwest Premier League (NWPL) saw four matches played over the June 3-4 weekend. Puyallup’s Washington Premier South Sound continued their season comeback with a big win at Twin City Union. Wenatchee side NCW Alliance suffered back-to-back blow out losses.

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Washington Timbers 0-0 Olympic Force

VANCOUVER, WA— The Washington Timbers (2-2-1) and Olympic Force (0-3-2)  battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday June 3 at Harmony Sports Complex in Vancouver. The Timbers took the early momentum but were kept out of the scoring column by the goal posts and a stingy Force defense. It was the first-ever draw for the new expansion side Timbers. Dual shutouts were notched for Liliana Delgadillo (Timbers) and Ricci Weidbrecht (Force) in goal.

Fuerza FC 6-0 NCW Alliance

EVERETT, WA— Fuerza FC (2-2-0) scored six goals on NCW Alliance (0-4-1) on Saturday June 3 at Goddard Stadium in Everett. Karin Heisen netted a hat trick (3 goals) for Fuerza. Her offensive prowess was nearly matches by teammate Hannah Nicholson who chipped in a goal and two assists. It was 4-0 at the half and the home side added two more after the break for the lopsided victory.

Fuerza goals: Karin Heisen (3), Caty Miller, Hannah Nicholson, Tia Carillo.

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She’s got it: Shock goalkeeper Rian Kasner grabs the ball to stop a Union attack. (David Falk)

Twin City Union 1-5 Washington Premier South Sound

CENTRALIA, WA— The WPSS Shock (2-2-0) continued to gain momentum as they put five goals past the Twin City Union (1-3-1) on Sunday June 4 at Tiger Stadium in Centralia. The visitors were up 2-0 in the 11th minute after fast-start goals from Jenna Killman and Emily Wilkins. Joslin Lindsay got the Union close at the half, 2-1. In the second half the Shock pulled away as Machaela Graddy and Dani Orellana scored before a second tally from Killman closed out the result.

WPSS goals: Jenna Killman (2), Emily Wilkins, Machaela Graddy, Dani Orellana

Twin City Union goals: Joslin Lindsay

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Photo: Wenatchee World Twitter.

NCW Alliance 1-8 Spokane Shadow

WENATCHEE, WA— NCW Alliance (0-4-1) turned around a day after their 6-0 loss in Everett to play the Spokane Shadow (5-0-0) on Sunday June 4 at the Apple Bowl. The expansion home side scored a goal but surrendered 8 in a second blow out loss of the weekend.

The Shadow romped to the victory  with Meaghan Bare (Idaho State / Lake City HS) scoring in the 11th minute and again in the 26th with a one-on-one challenge with goalkeeper Katie Fowler. Marissa Mykines made it 4-0 before the break with a tally at the half-hour mark and a converted penalty seven minutes later after Morgan Crosby, who set up the opening goal of the game, was fouled in the box.
Larkin Russell struck seven minutes into the second half with Maia Angell sneaking forward and burying uncontested a cross from Tiara Pajimola two minutes later.
The hosts got on the board in the 63rd via Katie Michkiosky, but Mykines completed a hat-trick in the 75th and two minutes later Maddie Haas tallied the final goal of the match.
Spokane goals: Marissa Mykines (3), Meaghan Bare (2), Larkin Russell, Maia Angell, Maddie Haas.
NCW Alliance goals: Katie Michkiosky
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