South Sound Women did not disappoint as they topped Twin City Union in the opening match of the inaugural season for the Northwest Premier League (NWPL). The women were able to not only win 2-0, but ended with the first clean sheet of the season.
The first half for the women ended with both teams unable to find the back of the net. The first goal was scored by Brittany Schroeder with an assist from a through ball from Hanna Massee in the 47th minute. The women extended their lead in the 74th minute after Shelby Vaver sent in a beautiful cross that Emily Wilkins sent into the back of the net with one-touch. The match ended 2-0 with goal keeper Emily Schifferling taking home the first clean sheet of the season.
The first ever NWPL match was a success with 138 fans in attendance. Thank you for all your support!
The weekend included a double header with the South Sound FC men playing Vancouver Victory FC next. After a hard-fought match, Vancouver walked away with a 2-1 victory, winning their first match against South Sound in Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) history.
South Sound opened the scoring in the 20th minute. Derek “El Tigre” Johnson sent in a ball and JJ Schmeck put it past the Vancouver keeper. Vancouver leveled the match in the 38th minute with a goal from Quammie Dinnell off a pass from Timur Zhividze. The first half ended 1-1. The second half continued to get physical and a foul awarded to Vancouver led to Vancouver’s second goal. Timur Zhividze took the shot that deflected off one of our own and into the net. That ended up being the winning goal as Vancouver took the match with a 2-1 win.
The first EPLWA match of the season brought in 148 fans. Thank you for all your support!
Our next matches are on May 8th versus Seattle Stars at French Field in Seattle. Women are up first at 3:30pm with the men starting at 6pm.
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