Adrian Espinoza sure likes playing at the Sportsplex in Bellingham. In November of 2013 he scored four goals to lead the Fire over the WSA Rapids while winning PASL NW Player of the Week honors.
On January 10th 2015 Espinoza scored four goals and tagged in two assists to earn WISL Player of the Week honors, also at the Bellingham Sportsplex. “I’m just playing the game I love and capitalizing on opportunities I’m given,” says Adrian of his stellar play for the Fire in Bellingham away matches.
“The match was very intense and we got caught flat-footed (a few times.) My teammates set me up with chances and I was able to put the ball in back of the net.”
The Hammers were amazed by Espinoza’s performance. They posted “He’s on fire,” on their Facebook page as Adrian kept the Wenatchee club in the match with a flurry of goals. It was 6-4 Hammers before they finally pulled away to top the Fire 12-7.
“Playing year round is great…keeps us in shape by being able to play against the best of the best in our leagues. My body does need some rest with some of the brutal beatings I take but that’s all part of the game.”
How does Espinoza see the Fire’s first season in the WISL?
“Our Fire season is going well so far. We’re not where we want to be but we’re not done yet. We hit a rough patch that a lot of good teams go through and we will work our way back, and hopefully fix it to make a great run in the WISL, and win it for Wenatchee.”
Previous Players of the Week: Danny Romero, Willie Spurr, Andrew Weishaar, Derek Johnson, Derek Johnson. Nick Cashmere.
GOALS SCORED in WISL through January 10, 2015
|Spurr, Willie||Oly Town||8|
|Wolfe, Greg||Oly Town||7|
|Salveson, Nate||Oly Town||4|
|Stalnik, Matt||Oly Town||4|
|La Torre, Justin||Oly Town||4|
|Ramirez, Martin||Oly Town||2|
|Bundy, George||Oly Town||1|
|Fowler, Dyson||Oly Town||1|
|Espinoza, Brady||Oly Town||1|
|Kemennu, Tom||Oly Town||1|
|Chouinard, Luke||Oly Town||1|
|Rancipher, Mike||Oly Town||1|
|Williams, Tanner||Oly Town||1|
|Weise, Kyle||Oly Town||1|