Steelheads Men strive for WISL playoff spot; Last indoor home match Saturday night

SNOHOMISH, WA–-The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men of the Western Indoor Soccer League have three matches left to play in their regular season. Two of those matches come this week as the Fish travel to face Bellingham United on Friday night January 21 and then come home to host the Portland Blacktails on Saturday night January 22 at 7 PM in the Snohomish Sports Dome.

In their very first season indoors the Steelheads have a 2-5-0 (W-L-D) record with 6 standings points. It’s enough for a precarious hold on fourth place in the division, and a playoff spot, for now. But this week’s matches loom large in that regard, especially the home game against the Blacktails.

2021-2022 WISL Standings

  ClubPlayedPointsWinLossDraw GF  GA  GD 
Tacoma Stars Reserves8217106733+34
Oly Town Artesians8155305455-1
Bellingham United6134114526+19
Snohomish County762503547-12
Portland Blacktails641413750-13
Oly-Pen Force731603459-25
WISL Table as of 1.20.22

Tiebreakers
1. Season series results
2. Season series goal differential
3. Season series away goals
4. Total wins in league
5. Total goals in league
6. Goal differential in league

*Clinched playoff spot

This Week

The Steelheads face the Hammers on Friday in Bellingham as big underdogs to the contenders. Recently BUFC scored a 9-6 win over the Fish at the Snohomish Sports Dome. This week’s other opponent, the Portland Blacktails, are also new to the WISL this season. Their only win so far was an 8-4 victory over Snohomish County down in Portland in early December.

Playoff Race: Who They Play

The playoff race will see Portland play at Snohomish, home against Oly-Pen, and home versus Oly Town. The Blacktails also have a postponed match to make up at Bellingham United.

The Steelheads play at Bellingham, home against Portland, and at Oly-Pen.

The Oly-Pen Force play at Tacoma, at Portland and then host the Steelheads.

Veteran striker, defender and all-around talent Andrew Escalante has moved up to second in goals for the Steelheads. He added his 6th of the season last week in Tacoma. The current season scoring and goalkeeping stats for the FISH can be viewed HERE.

He founded the Steelheads, and continues to be an important player. It’s man in the middle, Andrew Escalante.

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