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Washington Crossfire wins Ruffneck Cup debut match over North Sound

Washington Crossfire have had a very nice week. The PDL club out of Redmond took 7 of 9 points, including a Wednesday night shut out over the North Sound SeaWolves in Ruffneck Cup play.

Eli Gordley scored his second goal in three matches in the 25th minute as Washington Crossfire edged North Sound 1:0 before 80 fans on Wednesday night at Redmond High School.

The stingy Crossfire defense has now given up just one goal in three matches. Meanwhile the club is scoring just enough to take points. After opening with a 1:1 draw at Fraser Valley Crossfire have now posted back-to-back 1:0 home wins this week. In five days the club have managed to take most of the points out of three congested matches.

See a match gallery from Dale Garvey. Visit Garvey’s website.

Eli Gordley has two of the three Crossfire goals this season. (Dale Garvey)

The win puts Crossfire on the board in the Ruffneck Cup. They’ve got three points alongside the Kitsap Pumas. Crossfire also jumps to the top of the PDL NW table with the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23′s. Both have 7 points, but Washington does have a match in hand.

Crossfire now gets a week’s rest before they host the Kitsap Pumas at Redmond High School on May 30th at 7 PM.

The SeaWolves were disappointed to not get something from the match.

“We couldn’t keep good possession in the final third to allow us to attack the goal,” SeaWolves’ coach Alex Silva said. “That’s something we’re going to have to work on. We had some chances in the second half but couldn’t tie it.”

The SeaWolves fell to 1-1 after a season-opening win over Fraser Valley. Washington is now 2-0-1.

The SeaWolves next play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 in their home opener at Edmonds Stadium against the Crossfire.

“We’re looking forward to playing our first game at home,” Silva said. “It’s going to be a fun atmosphere and a good game. We’ll also have another week of practice to get used to playing together so we should be a better team by then.”

Claudio Lazar saves one for the SeaWolves. (Dale Garvey)

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2 comments on “Washington Crossfire wins Ruffneck Cup debut match over North Sound

  1. goalWA.net
    May 24, 2012
  2. Pingback: SeaWolves open home slate tonight in Edmonds | goalWA.net

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