Weekend Preview: May 19 & May 21
The USL W League heads to Eugene, Oregon Friday May 19th to square off against Lane United. Lane opened their season last weekend against Capital Atletica with a 0-4 loss. Both clubs are a part of the new westward expansion in the Pacific Northwest which has five teams competing for regional bragging rights before a USL national playoff berth is awarded.
Oly Town opened their season May 14th against PDX FC and found the back of the net twice while the defense recorded a shutout. Suzuka Yosue and Kendyl Sarver both had goals in their name as Diera Walton and Shu Ohba split time at goalkeeper.
Players to Watch Tonight
Alex Schoenstadt | Univ of Utah, USA Youth Nat’l Team
Mariah Lee | OL Reign, Stanford, Wake Forest Alum
Ava Uribe | Penn State, USA Youth Nat’l Team
Suzuka Yosue | Arizona State Univ, 1 Goal & 1 Assist Week 1
Kaitlyn Abrams | Colorada State Univ, Defender
Livestream information will be provided on Facebook and Instagram so make sure to follow both Oly Town accounts today to get your live link.
The women return home to Olympia May 27th to take on USL newcomer United PDX for a 2PM kick. Tickets are available at olytownfc.com.
Oly Town plays host to in-state rival Ballard FC Sunday May 21 here in Olympia at South Sound Stadium. The matchup will feature Ballard’s opening match of USL play for the 2023 season and an Artesian Men’s team that opened divisional play last Sunday against PDX. Oly Town won handily 3-0 with a shutout from Charlie Lanphier, a brace from Cooper Brunell and a 90th minute goal by Trevor Thompson.
The Artesians dropped two games in their inaugural year (2022) to Ballard and look to shift the balances in 2023. Ballard was able to make it to the first round of the national tournament but lost in the opening round. Both teams are currently the only USL League Two representation from the state of Washington.
Players to Watch
Cooper Brunell | Univ of Washington, 2 Goals Week 1
Allen Escalante | Fuego Alum, Midfielder, 1 Assist Week 1
Jack Sluys | Captain, Univ of Fordham Defender
Jason Fairhurst | Saint Martin’s Forward, 14th App for USL2 Artesians
Gil De La Luz | Western WA Univ, Tacoma Stars 13th App for USL2 Artesians
Both teams feature a fun rivalry between club breweries that have released promotional beer for the 2023 season of matchups! Well 80 Brewhouse is the local brew partner for the Artesians and released Friday May 19th the “South Sound Lager” for the 2023 rivalry! Ballard FC sports Reuben’s Brews who released an Interbay IPA for their home matches.
PRE-GAME BEER TASTING EVENT | WELL 80 BREWHOUSE | 12PM – 230PM MAY 21
Bring your proof of single match ticket purchase or season ticket and get 10% off your Well 80 lunch before the match. Try the brand new South Sound Lager that is inspired by the USL League Two rivalry between Ballard FC and Oly Town FC.
Well 80 | 514 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501
Be sure to pickup your canned goods to take home or tailgate! Stamped re-entry is allowed at Oly Town matches.
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