Artesians Announce 2019 EPLWA Schedule, Open Tryout Dates

JJ Olson

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians will open their 2019 Evergreen Premier League season on Saturday, May 4th, the first of five regular season home games to be played at Black Hills High School this season. In preparation for the upcoming outdoor season, the Artesians are hosting open tryouts on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th at Black Hills.

May the 4th be with you! The Artesians kick off the season against the Seattle Stars on Star Wars Day and will be celebrating the day and start of the season all game long. The home slate continues Saturday, May 11th when Yakima United comes to town. The only Sunday home game of the season will be played on June 19th against Bellingham United. Then Oly Town will return home for their last two games starting with a matchup with Tri-Cities Alliance on Saturday, July 6th and wrapping up with a visit from PacNW FC on Saturday, July 13th.

Here is the Artesians’ full 2019 EPLWA regular season schedule. All times TBA:

Saturday, May 4 – vs. Seattle Stars – Black Hills HS
Sunday, May 5 – @ Bellingham United – Location: TBA
Saturday, May 11 – vs. Yakima United – Black Hills HS
Sunday, May 19 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance – Location: TBA
Sunday, June 9 – vs. Bellingham United – Black Hills HS
Saturday, June 15 – @ Oly-Pen Force – Location: TBA
Saturday, June 29 – @ Yakima United – Location: SOZO Sports
Sunday, June 30 – @ Seattle Stars – Location: TBA
Saturday, July 6 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance – Black Hills HS
Saturday, July 13 – vs. PacNW FC – Black Hills HS

The EPLWA welcomes PacNW FC as the league’s tenth team. That means that the league will split into two conferences of five teams. Each team will play eight games against conference opponents (four home, four away) and two non-conference games (one home, one away). The names of the new conferences will be chosen in a Name The Conferences contest conducted by the EPLWA and the Artesians’ conference includes Bellingham United, the Seattle Stars, Tri-Cities Alliance and Yakima United. The top two teams in each conference make the playoffs.

The Artesians and Head Coach Matt Herrera will host Open Tryouts on Saturday, March 16th and March 17th on the turf at our lovely home field at Black Hills High School. Tryouts begin at 11:00 AM on both days and players are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for registration and warmup. There is no fee to tryout this season.

The team is finalizing their 2019 preseason schedule and will announce that soon. Stay up to date with the Artesians as they make more announcements heading into the 2019 Evergreen Premier League season by visiting www.olytownfc.com, following them on Twitter at twitter.com/OlyTownFC, and liking them on Facebook at FB.com/OlyTownFC.