Aviators Fly to 7-4 Win Inter-conference Win vs. Seattle Sporting
By Merrick Parnell
Arlington, Wash- The Western Indoor Soccer League’s (WISL) Arlington Aviators soared to a 7-4 victory over the Premier Arena Soccer League’s (PASL) Seattle Sporting FC in a inter-conference, pre-season match on Saturday night.
The win was highlighted with the multi-goal performances of Veteran Andrew Escalante and returning Aviator, Aaron burns who rocketed to goals 2 goals each, past former Arlington Keeper Jeff Renslo. The Seattle club would feature two more former Aviators from a year a go in: Cory Hendricks and Drew Postma, both players were pivotal in the Aviators success the previous season.
Lucas Dourado and Russ Brown added two more goals to the Aviators score line, the game was sealed in the closing moments with a goal from former Marysville Pillchuck High School standout Fabian Panduro, who is a rookie playing his first indoor season in the WISL.
The Aviators will open their regular season this Saturday at Soccer First Indoor Sports in Arlington (19805 74th Ave NE, Behind the old Haggen’s Market) against the Wenatchee Fire. The game starts at 7:30 and admission is $7.00 at the door.
December 14th 2013
The Arlington Aviators Bombard the Wenatchee Fire in an 8-4 in a Scoring Air Raid
By Merrick Parnell
Media Relations, Arlington Aviators
The Arlington Aviators Semi-Professional Arena Soccer Club took to the sky to bombard the Wenatchee Fire with a scoring air raid in a Premier Arena Soccer League dogfight, on Saturday, December 14th at Soccer First Arena in Arlington. Both clubs came into the match with a 1-1 record on the season thus far. The previous week, the Aviators shot down the Snohomish Skyhawks with an 8-2 win at home, and were looking to extinguish the Fire, in barnstorming fashion.
The Aviators drew first blood on a goal from Efrain Alvarado early in the first half at 14:20, then just two seconds later, Arlington’s Dana Garner scored on a penalty free kick. The Aviators would go on a scoring tear, netting another goal from a penalty free kick at 10:50 from Devin Mendiola. Mendiola would score another goal in the closing minute of the first.
When the dust settled, the Aviators torched the opposition with 4 unanswered goals to take the lead 4-0 at the end of the first period.
The start of the 2nd period saw just 1 goal each. As Wenatchee’s Miguel Galvan, scored an unassisted goal at 9:42 and Arlington’s Jacobi Goodfellow scored with 23 seconds left in the 2nd frame with an assist from Efrain Alvarado. Wenatchee would score the only goal in a very chippy 3rd period, to bring the Fire with in 3 goals, with Arlington leading 5-2.
The Aviators would add 3 more goals in the 4th, including the 2nd and 3rd goal of a hat trick performance from Goodfellow. Garner would add 1 more goal to his totals.
When the final horn sounded, the Fire found themselves victims of another Aviator offensive Blitzkrieg, with an 8-4 win. The Aviators have been a flying fortress at home, remaining undefeated while outscoring their opponents, 18-6.
“We came out to a good start today, got up to a 4 zip lead in the first period, and that was huge. We took a little break in the 2nd period, and got physical in the 2nd half. We finished the game well and remain undefeated at home” said Aviator Head Coach Phil Bartlow.
The Aviators now turn their attention to next week, as they face the expansion Burnaby, Canada Titans at home. Kickoff is at 7pm at Soccer First Indoor Sports Arena. Tickets are just $5.00, making it a great value to see some pro caliber soccer.
Arlington encouraged by pre-season draw with South Sound
Article from Goalwa.net
October, 25th, 2013
TACOMA, WA — The Arlington Aviators and South Sound Shock took the pitch at the Tacoma Soccer Centerfor a pre-season indoor friendly on Friday night, October 25th. The scrimmage followed the second annual Northwest Soccer Legends Night. It was a match worth sticking around for, eventually ending in a 5:5 draw.
“(We were) three seconds away from beating the defending champs in their building,” Aviators head coach Phil Bartlow tells goalWA.net. “We only had 13 field players and one of them had played in the Legends game, so a great result for us. I’ll take a 5:5 tie against South Sound in Tacoma any day! Thanks to John Crouch and his staff for a great experience.”
Travis Pettibon scored the game tying goal with 3 seconds left to tie the game up. The Shock went to a 6th attacker as Arlington was trying to kill a power play. Adam Beckerput the ball just wide of the goal off the wall and it bounced into the scrum right inside the top of the box and Pettibon smashed a shot high into the net.
“We committed far too many fouls and went down a man five times in the game,” says Shock manager John Crouch. “Two straight blues and one red card is not how you win games. Arlington capitalized on all five of those chances.”
“In the spirit of the preseason we brought 16 field players and 3 keepers and all played. We definitely saw some things that we need to work on and while we would have liked to get a win, we needed a learning environment so we have something to think about before the season gets rolling. We have one month to keep getting organized.”
“We got some new players that we are definitely excited to have playing as well as a ton of veteran blood on this team. We look forward to the upcoming season.”
PASL Premier NW Indoor line-up coming into focus
Arlington (red) and Oregon are set to return to the PASL NW in 2013-14, but in different divisions. (Wilson Tsoi)
It won’t be long before the sound of balls on boards tells us that Premier Arena Soccer League action has returned to the Northwest. We got our first glimpse of how the PASL-NW might look in the 2013-14 season when one of the member clubs posted details about the upcoming season.
On their Facebook page the South Sound Shock posted that there will be eleven clubs this year, and two divisions:
PASL NW Premier league will consist of 11 teams and 2 divisions. We will play in the South Div with Tacoma, Vancouver WA, Salem and Bend. The North Division will consist of Bellingham, Burnaby BC, Arlington, Wenatchee, Kitsap and Snohomish. League play starts November 23rd! Nationals to be held in San Diego or Dallas this year.
If the Shock are on the money then this means Tumwater Pioneers and Marysville Ruckus are out and Tacoma Galaxy, Burnaby BC and Vancouver WA are new, with the return of Bend, which in the past has gone by the name Central Oregon Steelheaders.
The Skyhawks (white) and Rapids will continue their rivalry in the PASL NW in 2013-14 in the North Division. (Wilson Tsoi)
PASL NW North: WSA Rapids, Arlington Aviators, Wenatchee Fire, Kitsap Pumas, Snohomish Skyhawks, Burnaby BC
PASL NW South: South Sound Shock, Tacoma Galaxy, Vancouver WA, Oregon Blacktails (Salem), Bend OR
One of the issues in regards to the 2012-13 season was the short and unbalanced schedule. Only eight matches were played and not everyone saw the other division opponents. Perhaps this can be addressed with the break-up into North and South divisions.