Lewis scores twice in semifinals, leads Seattle into NWPL Final
July 16, 2018With her team nursing a 1-0 lead in the second half, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis struck twice to push the Seattle Stars over the top and into the Northwest Premier League championship match.
The former Alabama State University star scored goals in each of the 73rd and 78th minute to highlight a 5-0 victory over the Washington Premier FC in Tukwila, Washington.
Seattle has won all eight matches this season.
The Stars advanced to their second straight NWPL Final against the Washington Timbers in a rematch of last year’s title match. The Timbers beat Capital FC 5-1 in the other semifinal.
Lewis, of Dimond High fame, is a rookie forward in the elite adult women’s league, which features a bunch of former NCAA D1 players like Lewis.
She finished second in the regular season with six goals.
The NWPL Final is Saturday in Kent, Washington.