June 10th, 2017
The Olympic Force took the field against the Vancouver Victory in EPLWA action on Saturday and ended with a 1-1 draw for their efforts.
Things started well for the Force with a couple of really good scoring opportunities but unable to put the ball in the net. In the second fifteen minutes things settled in quite a bit and both teams traded back and forth with few opportunities between them. In the 33rd minute the Force finally broke through on a great individual effort from Colin Ralston. Taking on both a V2FC defender and then the goal keeper and then another defender, Ralston managed to keep his feet and the ball and tap it away for the 1-0 lead.
Then came the exciting part of the game. Isak Visser, who had played quite well in the first half, went in on what seemed a relatively routine slide tackle. Unfortunately, Isak's finger came out the loser in his efforts. Trainer and Referee on hand, as Viss pops up and runs to the player bench looking for a phone. To call 911? No, he wants a picture. Once that part was taken care of, trainer Dr. Dave Damon of Kitsap Physical Therapy and the Force Medical Team got him "straightened out" and Viss would return to his outstanding performance in the second half to earn the former PLU Lute the Cervesa Modelo Man of the Match.
Unfortunately for the Force, the defense couldn't keep the shutout and Vancouver equalized on a back post header in the 83rd minute. It was a good performance by the Force men over-all but they will feel that they should have grabbed all three points in this one. The Force travel to Vancouver to face the same Victory this weekend at Ridgefield HS Stadium this Sunday before returning next weekend for our South Kitsap Soccer Club Benefit Weekend on the 24th vs Bellingham United MORE DETAILS FOR TICKETS