The Artesians on Friday wrapped up their inaugural USL League Two season with a road loss in Portland, Oregon 2-0 in the Northwest Division. The season saw a 3-0 win for OVF Alliance over Lane United and an 8-1 Ballard over PDX FC result.
The wins and losses solidified the final standings with the Artesians still sitting in 4th place, 4 points behind 3rd Place Lane United. USL2 National Playoffs were announced July 18th and #1 Seed Capital FC Atletico and #2 Seeded Ballard FC will be representing the Northwest in the tournament which starts July 22nd at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.
The Artesians finish their USL2 and EPLWA Reserve Team seasons with an undefeated 4-game exhibition match series in 2022 defeating Snohomish 2-0, Wenatchee 6-2, St Martins University 2-0 and the Lacey Lights 2-0. Wenatchee ended up taking 1st Place in the Cascadia Premier League while Lacey took second.
“We know we could’ve finished higher, especially with that last minute Lane United draw at home and the goals left on the field in the Ballard tie back in June” General Manager Matt Herrera said. “We competed well in many matches that ended up in 1-goal losses that were close to ties and two ties that we felt were going to be wins. But that’s soccer. Couple different outcomes and we’re sitting closer to 2nd place.”
Goal scoring in the first year USL2 Oly Town was led by Gil De La Luz followed by assist leader Jason Fairhurst. The goalkeeping most minutes played was Sawyer Price with over 40 saves. The Artesians saw 22 players from this region touch the field in USL2 play captained by local talent Alec Zimmerman with an end of year change to St Martin’s graduate Jose Marquez.
The Artesians now prepare for the Regions Super Cup which is host to every level of pre-professional and semi professional squads from around Washington State. The Artesians have managed to win every game in their hunt for their first ever Super Cup Trophy. Oly Town plays the winner of the SemiFinal match between the Everett Jets and Nido Aguilar Tuesday July 19th.
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