Steelheads Indoor Women One Win Away From Championship Match After Latest Triumph

The Steelheads celebrate their April 2 win over Whatcom at sponsors El Paraiso Mexican Bar and Grill in Snohomish.

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Women Indoor team is one win away from clinching an appearance in the Northwest Premier League Indoor Championship match after they handled the Whatcom Waves 9-4 on April 2 at the Snohomish Sports Dome.

The Steelheads are in second place with 13 standings points. Tacoma Galaxy remain in first place with 16. Oly Town Artesians are just a single point behind the Fish in third place with 12. The top two teams after 8 matches played will qualify for the Final.

The mission is clear for the Steelheads: win at Oly Town on April 9 or at Tacoma on April 16 and the Fish make the Final. Win BOTH and the Fish would HOST the Final at the Snohomish Sports Dome.

Sweeping The Waves

Snohomish County swept aside the Whatcom Waves 9-4 to set up the big season finish. Jordyn Bartelson scored a hat trick (3 goals) and dished out 2 assists in the win. Chalise Baysa scored 2 goals for the third match in a row. See all 9 goals in the video below!

SnoCo FC took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter but the Waves, still winless on the season, fought back to tie the match 2-2 at halftime.

The Fish again pushed ahead, putting in 3 goals without an answer in the third quarter, then eventually pulling away to raise their season record to 4-1-1. Emily Webster scored all four goals for the Waves.

SnoCo FC Goals: Jordyn Bartelson (3), Chalise Baysa (2), Maggie Tonkin, Mariah Roggow, Kiana Jacobson, Sarah Stochel.

SnoCo FC Assists: Mariah Roggow (3), Jordyn Bartelson (2), Alicia Barker, Chalise Baysa.

Rematch With Oly Town

Now comes the rematch with Oly Town down on the campus of The Evergreen State College. The Steelheads edged the Artesians 7-5 at the Dome. The home of the Artesians is a whole different ballgame. literally. The top defense by goals allowed per game (Snohomish, 3.5) will take the pitch next in the almost circular surface at the Pavilion where Oly Town is familiar with the shape and size of the field. The Artesians are averaging 8.33 goals per match at home this season in the Pavilion.

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