Evergreen State College Pavilion – The Oly Town Artesians capitalized in their home opener against the Olympic Force of Bremerton 9-8 in front of a joyous Oly crowd Saturday. The occasion marked eight months since the last time Olympia saw a Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) pro-am arena soccer match.
The Artesians in week one went on the road to face professional arena soccer club the Tacoma Stars and incurred a 2-5 loss. Oly Town however bounced back with a win in front of their faithful last night in the Evergreen State Pavilion.
Nine different goal scorers found the back of the net. Captain Nate Boatright scored and had an assist and currently leads the team in both categories. Notable was Collin Tate who added a goal and increased his club career goal record to 33 goals across 5 years.
“It shows the different skillsets that we have in our player pool” said Coach Nick Boatright on having nine different goal scorers. “We had two players score directly from a free kick and Collin Tate scoring from a setup pass. It’s always good to share the goals,”
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Goalkeeper Isaiah Damschen got the starting nod from Head Coach Nick Boatright and recorded a full game in between the sticks and conceded 8 goals while tallying 12 saves. Damschen was continually tested but rose to the occasion in several point-blank shot moments and created ease in the defensive third with good distribution on the back line.
“Isaiah is an incredible keeper” said Coach Nick Boatright who voted Damschen as “Man of the Match” for the second week in a row. “They had the better part of the first 10 minutes and Isaiah answered the call consistently.”
With the win the Artesians move up to the middle of the WISL standings. The Artesians continue to have a total negative goal differential which is the second league tiebreaker and look to add more space in the WISL table as competition continues.
Oly Town has a bye week in WISL play and are set to continue Saturday, November 18 at home against league newcomer the Snohomish Sky. Sky beat the Steelheads 9-1 in their WISL opener Saturday.
“I think the bye week will help us build and assess now that we have multiple games under our belt” said Nick Boatright about the one week break from WISL competition. “There are definitely opportunities to get better and we want to take full advantage of the two weeks leading in to the game on Nov 18th.”
Scores Around The League
Everett City FC 3 Bellingham United 0
Tacoma Stars 4 South Sound FC 2
Snohomish Sky 9 Snohomish Steelheads 1
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