Lily Dose at the Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Saturday, April 9th, Oly Town (#3 position) hosted Snohomish County FC (#2 position) at the Evergreen State College Pavilion. In order to have a chance at continuing this season, Oly Town needed a win. Unfortunately, Snohomish went away with a 6-5 win over the Artesians and will advance to the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship against the Tacoma Galaxy.

Snohomish scored first and kept Oly Town scoreless in the first half. By the third quarter they had built a 4-0 lead over Oly Town. Fortunately, Oly Town was able to capitalize on a mistake out the back from Snohomish when Kailey Utley was given the ball, and finally got Oly Town on the board. 4-1 with 9:08 left in the third quarter.

On a power play, Erin Danielson scored her first of the night closing the gap 4-2. Minutes later, Snohomish goalkeeper was caught off her line when Mikayla Rawlings managed to get a long 3-quarter field clearance into the back of the net. Snohomish was still up 4-3, but it was now a single goal game.

With just seconds left in the third quarter, Snohomish got in another goal bringing their lead up to 5-3.

Minutes into the final quarter, Kailey Utley scored her second of the night which was also her 24th goal in eight games. This stands to be a new single season record for both men and women across the Western Indoor Soccer League and Northwest Premier League indoor. Congrats Kailey!

Shannon McMahon scored her first of the night with 7:04 left in the fourth quarter off a ball from Celia Scruton. This goal tied up the game 5-5!

Unfortunately, Snohomish scored again and Oly Town was unable to get another goal before the end of the game.

Oly Town needed a win to stay alive this season and fell short this game. Despite the loss, Oly Town sends a major ‘Best of Luck’ to both Snohomish County and Tacoma Galaxy in their Championship game. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Oly Town this season and well done to the ladies for a great season.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Kailey Utley (2), Erin Danielson, Mikayla Rawlings, Shannon McMahon

Kailey Utley | Photo: Cortni Herrera

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Saturday’s game against Snohomish FC did not end the way Oly Town had hoped. With two Snohomish goals in the last four minutes of the game, Oly Town could not stop Snohomish’s momentum and come back. Snohomish advanced with a 7-5 win, which brought them into second place in the NWPLi. This was not ideal for Oly Town, but will have the chance to face off against Snohomish again in a few weeks to try and regain their spot in the championship.

Chelsie Still scored first for Oly Town off of a ball from Shannon McMahon. #2 for the Steelheads responded back tying up the game 1-1. Before the end of the quarter, Meghan Hamell advanced the lead for Oly Town 2-1.

Oly Town scored first again in the second quarter. (Kailey Utley off a ball from Erin Danielson) Unfortunately for Oly Town, Snohomish secured three goals, along with the lead, in less than four minutes. Half time came and Snohomish was in the lead for the first time in Saturday’s game 4-3.

The first nine minutes of the second half was a great defensive battle for both teams. With 5:00 left in the third quarter, Kailey Utley scored her second of the night tying the game 4-4. Less than a minute were left in the third quarter Chelsie Still scored her second of the night allowing Oly Town to regain the lead! What looked to be a scoreless third quarter for Snohomish became a turn of events. Snohomish #10 scored with just 27 seconds left in the third quarter. The game was tied 5-5 going into the fourth quarter.

It was a scoreless fourth quarter for Oly Town while Snohomish #2 got one in with 3:44 left in the quarter, and Snohomish #19 one in right as the final buzzer rang.

That was game. Oly Town headed back to Olympia and added a 7-5 loss to their record. Oly Town will return to the pitch Saturday, April 2nd when they face off against Oly-Pen force in Bremerton.

Next Match: Saturday, April 2nd at 7PM vs. Oly-Pen Force | Location: Oly-Pen Sports Center

Oly Town Artesians goals: Chelsie Still (2), Kailey Utley (2), Meghan Hamell