With a 5-2 aggregate win over popular NPSL side Minneapolis City, Angel Trejo-Delgado won the inaugural Lower League eCup Xbox One Championship for the Oly Town Artesians. It capped off an undefeated run for Trejo-Delgado, who has played for the Artesians since 2018 and is heading to Northwest University in the fall to continue his real life soccer career.
Trejo-Delgado took an 3-0 lead through the first leg of the Championship series despite Jonah Garcia, MPLS City’s player, hit the post numerous times over the first 90 minutes.
Garcia broke through first in the second leg and looked like he might make a game of it down by just two near the end of the half, but Trejo-Delgado scored well into stoppage time on the very last kick of the first half to make it a 4-1 aggregate lead at the break.
Garcia would add one in the second half to make it a two goal game, but Trejo-Delgado scored the dagger in the 90th minute and took the 5-2 aggregate win.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians have teamed up with Integrated Solutions Group and Forma Construction to host “Artesians For Oly Town”, a metaphorical game to raise funds and provide more than 1,000 meals for Interfaith Works. The Artesians are aiming to break their single game attendance record during this “game” with a goal of 500 tickets sold and ISG and Forma will match the money raised from tickets with a donation of up to $5000. Fans can purchase tickets by heading to olytownfc.square.site.
Tickets for the “game” are $10 and purchasers will receive a ticket to a future Artesians game, fans who purchase 10 tickets will receive a scarf, and purchasers of 25 tickets and up will receive an Artesians jersey. Then, on Thursday, June 4th, Oly Town FC will host an all-day celebration of Olympia soccer on their social media pages and website including the rebroadcast of two of the team’s biggest games.
“We want to give something back to the Olympia community that supports us during this Coronavirus crisis and help out one of our favorite non-profits,” said Artesians Co-Founder and Director of Communications Brandon Sparks. “We also want to celebrate 10 seasons of Artesians soccer so what better way to do that than to attempt to break our single game attendance record and host an all-day celebration benefitting Interfaith Works.”
Well 80 Brewhouse in Downtown Olympia has committed to providing reduced cost meals to Interfaith Works that will be purchased with the funds from ticket sales and matching donations from ISG and Forma.
Interfaith Works is “a non-profit association of faith communities and individuals of diverse faith traditions” that operates the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter that has the mission to “advance the social inclusion and empowerment of the homeless through innovative practices of sheltering, mental health and emergency basic needs coordination.” Learn more about IW and their response to the Covid-19 crisis and their needs during this time by visiting their websites at www.interfaith-works.org and www.iwshelter.org.
The Oly Town Artesians have entered the eSports realm by taking part in the first Lower League eCup, a FIFA20 tournament featuring lower league teams across the country. Play began on April 1st with Oly Town player Angel Trejo-Delgado representing the Artesians in the Xbox tournament and play-by-play announcer John McGlamery playing in the PS4 tourney. All teams were randomly assigned a FIFA20 team and we are playing as Venezia. All games are set to an 85 overall setting.
You can check out the full standings, schedules, and results below by clicking on the links below. Group play runs until early May.