PREVIEW: Artesians Host Second Place Fire Saturday Night


TUMWATER, Wash. – The first two Western Indoor Soccer League Players of the Week square off on Saturday night when the Oly Town Artesians (0-1-0) host the second place Wenatchee Fire (1-0-1) at 6:00 PM at Olympia Indoor Soccer.

The Artesians’ Willie Spurr was named Player of the Week for games played on November 22nd. The Evergreen State College junior scored two goals in a loss against the Tacoma Stars and etched his name in the Oly Town FC record book by recording the first goal for the club in league play.

“The indoor game really puts his unique talent and athleticism on display,” Artesians head coach Nate Salveson told the WISL. “Even playing against one of the league’s top defenses he was able to score a couple of nice goals and was dangerous all night.”

On the other side of the ball is the WISL Player of the Week for week one, Wenatchee’s Danny Romero. Romero allowed just two goals in the their 4-2 opening day win over the Arlington Aviators and currently sits tied for first place with a 4.0 goals against average through two games.

“I had to come out confident. Holding my ground and not going down easily were the key points,” Romero told the WISL after his week one win. “Most saves were only by a couple of fingers or the tip of my foot.”

Seven players sit tied atop the WISL leader board with two goals scored and Saturday’s game features four of them. Spurr scored a pair of goals in his only game of the season while Juan Barboza, Jaime Richards and Yonaton Rodriguez have each scored a goal in the Wenatchee Fire’s two games.

Advance tickets for Saturday night’s game are available at or by calling (360) 561-7252. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 years old and under five are free. The doors at Olympia Indoor Soccer open at 5:00 PM with first kick scheduled for 6:00. There will be a beer garden for fans 21 and over, kids activities, games, prizes and more throughout the night.

DIRECTIONS TO OLYMPIA INDOOR SOCCER FROM OLYMPIA: From I-5 South – Take exit 101, Tumwater Boulevard, and turn left on to Tumwater Boulevard. Turn right on to Center Street. Turn right on to 78th Avenue and left into the Olympia Indoor Soccer parking lot. From Capital Boulevard – Turn right on to Tumwater Boulevard. Turn left on to Center Street. Turn right on to 78th Avenue and left into the Olympia Indoor Soccer parking lot.

The address for OIS is 7845 Center Street, Tumwater, WA. The facility is on the backside of the Capitol City Tennis and Athletic Club.