Hammers Hold Off Artesians Comeback After Huge First Half

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Brendan Rosgen started a four goal run to get Oly back into it
Bellingham United 11, Oly Town Artesians 8
The Pavilion at TESC 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bellingham (4-1-0 WISL) 3 4 2 2 11
Artesians (1-4-1 WISL) 0 1 2 5 8

OLYMPIA, Wash. – For the second week in a row, the Oly Town Artesians scored five goals in the fourth quarter to cut into their opponent’s big lead. But Bellingham United’s 9-1 lead early in the third quarter proved to be enough and the Artesians fell to the Hammers 11-8 in front of a standing room only crowd at The Pavilion at Evergreen on Saturday night.

Greg Wolfe recorded a brace for the Artesians scoring the lone goal in the first half and adding another late in the game. After Bellingham took an eight goal lead at the 10:35 mark of the third quarter, Brendan Rosgen, Brett Stallworth, Kyle Wiese and Tanner Allison answered with a four goal run to make it a four goal game at 9-5 with 9:20 left to play.

After Bellingham broke the run on a goal by Richard Henderson at the 8:30 mark, Jake Sanford made it a 10-6 game with 7:26 left. Wolfe and Nate Boatright each scored in the final 30 seconds of play but it was too little too late and Bellingham held on for the 11-8 win and moved to 4-1-0 in Western Indoor Soccer League play.

Bellingham was led by a pair of hat tricks from Tyler Bjork and Henderson. Oscar Jimenez scored twice and Brendan Quilici, Kurtis Pederson and Kenny Parker each added goals for the Hammers.

The Artesians (1-4-1) scored goals on all three of their power play opportunities and only committed four fouls the entire game. Bellingham converted on their lone power play of the evening.

These two teams meet again next Saturday night in Bellingham. First kick at the Sportsplex is set for 7:30 PM.

You can follow all of the action on Saturday night and all season long by following the Artesians on Twitter at twitter.com/OlyTownFC, liking them on Facebook at Facebook.com/OlyTownFC and visiting www.olytownfc.com.

Summary
Oly Town Artesians (1-4-1) vs. Bellingham United (4-1-0)
 Date: 1/9/16 Location: The Pavilion at TESC

Goals by period       1  2  3  4   Tot
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 Bellingham...........3  4  2  2    11
 Artesians............0  1  2  5    8

SCORING:
Oly Town Artesians:
 Greg Wolfe............................1st Quarter | (1-5)
 Brendan Rosgen........................3rd Quarter | (2-9)
 Brett Stallworth......................3rd Quarter | (3-9)
 Kyle Wiese............................4th Quarter | (4-9)
 Tanner Allison........................4th Quarter | (5-9)
 Jake Sanford..........................4th Quarter | (6-10)
 Greg Wolfe............................4th Quarter | (7-11)
 Nate Boatright........................4th Quarter | (8-11)

Bellingham United:
 Brendan Quilici.......................1st Quarter | (1-0)
 Oscar Jimenez.........................1st Quarter | (2-0)
 Kenny Parker..........................1st Quarter | (3-0)
 Tyler Bjork...........................2nd Quarter | (4-0)
 Kurtis Pederson.......................2nd Quarter | (5-0)
 Tyler Bjork...........................2nd Quarter | (6-1)
 Richard Henderson.....................2nd Quarter | (7-1)
 Richard Henderson.....................3rd Quarter | (8-1)
 Oscar Jimenez.........................3rd Quarter | (9-1)
 Richard Henderson.....................4th Quarter | (10-5)
 Tyler Bjork...........................4th Quarter | (11-6)

Goalkeepers:
 Artesians: Evan Munn - 54 minutes, 10 goals against
            JJ Olson - 6 minutes, 1 goals against
 Everett: Mark Pollack - 60 minutes, 8 goals against
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