Saturday, July 18, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - July 17

Brady Ulen celebrates Shadow winner versus Wenatchee
Down to two.

The week started early with league-leading South Sound showing they were not going to just lay down for the Shadow, who had grabbed control in the title race the previous weekend. The Shock downed Vancouver Wednesday in a game that narrowed the title contenders realistically down to two sides. The weekend action, though, featured some surprise outcomes, the most notable being South Sound dropping points against Bellingham, which was previously pointless.

The week's results leave just South Sound and Spokane in contention for the title. The defending champion Shadow, trailing currently by two, only need five points from their final three games, two of which are on the road this week. The Shock, meanwhile, are idle in league play this week before wrapping things up at Wenatchee.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - July 11

Extreme temperatures added to a huge week as the league's title race began to truly heat up with some big match-ups between some of the contenders. In the end, Vancouver's struggles continued as they dropped matches to both South Sound and Spokane, which posted a six-point weekend while on the road to take control in the title race courtesy of having games in hand.

Meanwhile, things are getting interesting for the rest of the pack as four teams are now separated by five points in the race to finish fourth going into the final two weeks of play.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 24

The title race continues to heat up. The previously perfect Vancouver Victory dropped points for the second consecutive match while second-place South Sound picked up a win and the defending champion Spokane Shadow, which have games in hand, won to move up to third. The top three all face tough tests this week, including the first meeting between the top two.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 20

In Weeks 7 and 8 of the Evergreen Premier League season, the table has split in half as the top four are battling to either gain control at the top or stay in the race. Meanwhile, in the bottom half the four sides are working to avoid to avoid the bottom.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 6

In Week 6 of the Evergreen Premier League season, the home teams came out and took control of things for the first time this season, winning four of the five matches to improve the league record to an even 11-11-2. The duel at the top of the table continued with South Sound getting another win to take the lead for a day before Vancouver kept its perfect status intact and moved back atop the standings.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Defensive players lead Spokane to 2-0 win over Yakima

An early save from Jeff Srock was one of several great stops on the night - Full Gallery [+] 
Longtime foes Yakima and Spokane took to the pitch Saturday night in their first meeting of the season and once again did not disappoint in a thoroughly entertaining contest that saw many near misses, an outstanding goalkeeping performance from the Shadow's Jeff Srock and a late first half goal seconds before the whistle that gave the hosts command en route to a 2-0 victory at Spokane Falls CC Stadium.

Friday, May 29, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - May 29

Wenatchee had a tough time stopping the league's top two teams last week
In Week 5 of the Evergreen Premier League season, Wenatchee FC's posting of back-to-back wins put their momentum to the toughest of tests as they had to take to the road and face the league's two unbeaten sides. It did not go so well. Similar to an earlier season home loss to Spokane, they saw a close match get away from them in the first game at South Sound and then struggled to compete against the perfect Vancouver Victory. Meanwhile, their central Washington rival, Yakima United, completed a season sweep of Bellingham with another big win and the newcomers, Olympic Force, picked up their first win.