The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
REDMOND, WA — In a quirk of scheduling Washington Crossfire has played two matches this year, both at home in Redmond, and both against the Kitsap Pumas. Tuesday night Crossfire got their first point of the season with a 1:1 draw against the Pumas. The first meeting had ended 1:0 in favor of Kitsap back on May 18.
The Pumas took an early lead when Alex Chavez scored an unassisted goal in the 10th minute on Tuesday. Hamza Haddadi got the equalizer for Washington in the 33rd. (box score)
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Kitsap out-shot Crossfire 12-11 and both goalkeepers were busy, each credited with 11 saves. The Pumas started Aaron Fenlason in goal after the recent injury to Dustyn Brim. In goal for Crossfire was UW starter Spencer Richey.
Washington improves to 0-1-1 on the young season while the Pumas see their lengthy opening road swing finally end. Kitsap played five away matches in May as they prepare Gordon Field for Saturday night’s home debut against the Portland Timbers U23′s. The Pumas have moved to Gordon after four seasons at Memorial Stadium in Bremerton. Kitsap went 1-2-2 in the stretch away.
Next up for Crossfire is a Friday May 31 match against the Sounders U23′s at 8 PM at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
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