Shadow U23 season wrapped up on the road

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The 2019 campaign came to a close for the Spokane Shadow U23 side on the weekend while on the road. The team played Oly-Pen to a draw Saturday under trying circumstances and then fell to PacNW in the second contest, finishing fourt in the Rainier Conference at 3-4-3.

EPWLA Recaps

Saturday: Traffic wreaked havoc on the Spokane Shadow with a delayed start and just nine players at first kick, but former Puerto Rico FC and Spokane NPSL Men’s First Team player Mike Ramos opened the scoring with a goal in the 30th minute and tallied the game tying goal in the 83rd to give the Shadow a 2-2 draw with Oly-Pen at Gordon Field. The Force did all of their damage in a two minute period starting with Mitch Balmer’s goal in the 36th and Joe Sammartino’s go ahead goal in the 38th. Oly-Pen finished the season at 4-4-2 with 14 points and the Shadow finished two points behind them at 3-4-3.

Sunday: PacNW raced out to a 3-0 lead over the first seven minutes with goals by Burke Fahling, Tyler Bjork’s fourth goal of the weekend and 12 of the season in the 4th minute, and a 7th minute goal by Mumbi Kwesele and never looked back. Jourdan Furukawa scored twice with goals in the 51st and 55th and Fahling added another in the 90th. PacNW outscored their opponents 12-1 over the weekend and improved to 7-2-1 this season.

Saturday – Spokane Shadow U23 2-2 Oly-Pen Force
SPO: Mike Ramos 30
OP: Mitch Balmer 36
OP: Joe Sammartino 38
SPO: Mike Ramos 83

Sunday – Spokane Shadow U23 1-7 PacNW FC
PAC: Burke Fahling 2
PAC: Tyler Bjork 4
PAC: Mumbi Kwesele 7
SPO: Mike Benito 24
PAC: Jasper Malamud 33
PAC: Jourdan Furukawa 51
PAC: Jourdan Furukawa 55
PAC: Burke Fahling 90

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