Artesians Show No V-Day Love to Skyhawks in Season Finale Win

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Evan Munn
Oly Town Artesians 10, Snohomish Skyhawks 6
The Pavilion at Evergreen 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Snohomish (4-6-0) 2 1 1 2 6
Artesians (2-7-1) 2 3 1 4 10

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Goalkeeper Evan Munn and defender Brady Espinoza each scored two goals and the Oly Town Artesians exploded for a 10-6 win over the Snohomish Skyhawks in the season finale for both clubs on Saturday night. Munn also allowed just four goals over 52 minutes of play in front of a loud and boisterous Valentine’s Day weekend crowd at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. The win also eliminated the Skyhawks from the Western Indoor Soccer League playoff hunt.

The Skyhawks got off to a quick start with goals by Hector Valdovinos and John Troka to take a 2-0 lead after eight minutes of play. But unlike in previous games, the Artesians rallied after falling behind rattling off the next four goals. Tanner Allison scored his eighth goal of the season off a pass from Jake Sanford and Evan Munn scored on a shot from behind midfield to make it 2-2 after the first period of play.

Sanford broke the tie with an unassisted goal at the 13:20 mark of the second quarter and Brady Espinoza poked in a goal off of a pass that was popped up over Skyhawks keeper Seth Hespe by Matt Stalnik. Rafael Augiuano made it a one goal game at the 4:40 mark but Austin Kelley answered a minute later and the half ended with Oly up 5-3.

The two teams traded goals in the third quarter with Aaron Burns scoring to make it 5-4 before Munn scored his second goal from near midfield to give the Artesians a 6-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

From there, it was all Artesians. Goals from Stalnik, Espinoza and Kyle Wiese gave the Artesians a 9-4 lead with just over seven minutes to go. Lacey’s Mel Blacketer closed out the game in goal and Connor Desmond put an exclamation point on the festivities with a goal with just over a minute to play and the Artesians took a 10-6 win on their home field.

The win moved the Artesians to 2-7-1 in an injury plagued second season in the Western Indoor Soccer League. Oly knocked off the Vancouver Victory, the Skyhawks and earned a draw against the Tacoma Stars Reserves this season.

Snohomish fell to 3-6 at the time of the loss but were awarded a forfeit win of an earlier postponed game with the Tacoma Stars Reserves to finish at 4-6.

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Summary
Oly Town Artesians (2-7-1) vs. Vancouver Victory (4-6-0)
 Date: 2/13/16 Location: The Pavilion at Evergreen

Goals by period       1  2  3  4   Tot
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 Snohomish............2  1  1  2    6
 Oly Town.............2  3  1  4    10

SCORING:
Oly Town Artesians:
 Tanner Allison........................1st Quarter | (1-2)
 Evan Munn.............................1st Quarter | (2-2)
 Jake Sanford..........................2nd Quarter | (3-2)
 Brady Espinoza........................2nd Quarter | (4-2)
 Austin Kelley.........................2nd Quarter | (5-3)
 Evan Munn.............................3rd Quarter | (6-4)
 Matt Stalnik..........................4th Quarter | (7-4)
 Brady Espinoza........................4th Quarter | (8-4)
 Kyle Wiese............................4th Quarter | (9-4)
 Connor Desmond........................4th Quarter | (10-6)

Snohomish Skyhawks:
 Hector Valdovinos.....................1st Quarter | (1-0)
 John Troka............................1st Quarter | (2-0)
 Rafael Augiuano.......................2nd Quarter | (3-4)
 Aaron Burns...........................3rd Quarter | (4-5)
 Josh Peters...........................4th Quarter | (5-9)
 Josh Peters...........................4th Quarter | (6-9)

Goalkeepers:
 Artesians: Evan Munn - 52 minutes, 4 goals against
            Mel Blacketer - 8 minutes, 2 goals against
 Snohomish: Seth Hespe - 60 minutes, 10 goals against
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