Artesians Host Doubleheader at Black Hills Saturday

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians host a women’s and men’s doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Black Hills High School. The Artesian women will kick off against Washington Premier at 3:30 in their final home game of the season. Then, the Artesian men host Yakima United at 6:30 in the final Evergreen Premier League regular season game with first place and a home game in the EPLWA playoffs on the line. Tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for kids, seniors and military, and free for kids in their club soccer uniforms.

Kailey Utley | Photo: Steve Schmidt

The Artesians women continue their inaugural season with a rematch against Washington Premier. The two teams faced each other on June 12th and played to a 1-1 draw with Centralia College and Timberline High School’s Haylee Ward scoring the lone goal for Oly Town at the Washington Premier Complex in Puyallup. The Artesians are 2-0-1 playing their abbreviated independent schedule this season and West Virginia alum Kailey Utley leads the team with four goals over three games.

Max Hauser | Photo: Charis Wilson

Meanwhile, the Artesians men are 2-2-1 in the EPLWA’s South Division and are tied with Tacoma Narrows and their opponent, Yakima United, with seven points. They currently sit in third place due to tiebreakers and need to win to host a playoff game in the first round of the EPLWA playoffs next weekend. Evergreen State’s Max Hauser leads Oly Town with two goals and Northwest Nazarene and Olympia High School product Sawyer Price has made every league start in goal posting a 1.80 goals against average this season.

It is Youth Soccer Day at the Artesians and kids wearing their club uniforms will be admitted to the game for free. There will be prizes and drawings during the game and kids can walk the teams out during introductions before each game. Zephyr Lemonade will be on hand selling lemonade, fry bread, fry bread hot dogs and more.

It is a busy week for The Artesians men. They have advanced to the semifinals of the Washington State Super Cup and will travel to West Seattle to take on Sporting International next Wednesday, July 14th, at the Southwest Athletic Complex at Chief Sealth International High School. First kick is set for 8:15.