Union Eau Claire FC 4 : Spartan FC 0 | Union EC kicked off their inaugural WPASL season in style, shutting out an improved Spartan FC squad. Union led 1-0 after the first half, due to a penalty kick goal by Larry Mboga (15′). Union dominated the second half, with their final three goals coming from Carlos Verduzco (51′), Awalow Bundid (66′) and Matthew Folden (77′). Union out shot Spartan 10-0 and Union keeper Zach Holmstrom earned the shutout.
Hayward Wolfpack FC 7 : Poskin Jets FC 0 | Hayward dominated play throughout the entire game, shutting out Poskin Jets in fashion. The Wolfpack scored four first half goals, netted by Yabkal Demelash (14′), Mally Lumsden (19′, 23′) and Mark Fehringer (34′). Hayward finished out the game with three more second half goals by Fin Huffington (60′), Donovan Kerry (66′) and Lumsden (80′-PK) to secure three points. The Wolfpack out shot the Jets 12-2 and Hayward keeper Sebastian Paczuski earned the shutout.
Bateaux FC 4 : Barron Soccer Team 1 | Bateaux FC began the season right where they left off last year, in winning fashion. The two time champions tore out of the gates, forcing an own goal (9′), and getting tallies from Dylan Burk (11′) and Alan Martinez (31′). Barron found an answer from Amin Osman (37′) to enter halftime down 3-1. Bateaux’s David Ripplinger netted the second half’s only goal in the 61st minute to seal the win. Bateaux out shot Barron 11-10 and Jon Mullally earned the win in net.
Three Stars of the Week
⭐⭐⭐ Malcolm Lumsden (Hayward Wolfpack FC) – The former St. Scholastica standout and Duluth FC staple scored a hat-trick and added an assist in his first ever WPASL league match.
⭐⭐ Gage Espanet (Bateaux FC) – The current South Dakota School of Mines player led Bateaux’s attack with two assists, and a cross which led to an own goal.
⭐ Awalow Bundid (Union Eau Claire FC) – After playing with Barron Soccer Team over the past three years, Bundid made an immediate impact in expansion squad Union Eau Claire’s first game, netting a goal and an assist.
1 Bateaux FC (1-0-0) ↔
2 Hayward Wolfpack FC (1-0-0) ↔
3 Union Eau Claire FC (1-0-0) ↔
4 Lobos FC (0-0-0) ⬆
5 Barron Soccer Team (0-1-0) ⬇
6 Poskin Jets FC (0-1-0) ↔
7 Spartan FC (0-1-0) ↔