NEWBERG, Oregon – Chloe Narolski scored the first goal of the Oly Town Artesians women’s inaugural season and scored the last goal of their season on Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 road win over AC Chehalem Valley. Kyla Carter kept her second clean sheet of the season in goal for Oly Town.
On a 90+ degree day at the Austin Sports Complex near the campus of George Fox University, Chloe Narolski put the Artesians ahead in the 20th minute of the game. Oly dominated possession most of the contest but were unable to put another goal in the back of the net against the Northwest Premier League’s newest team, AC Chehalem Valley. The backline including Delaney Smith, Nikki Williams, Celia Scruton and Julia Hass continued their fine form, keeping Chehalem scoreless in front of Kyla Carter for their third shutout in a row during their five game independent season.
The Artesians improved to 4-0-1 in their inaugural season, building a base heading into next outdoor season when the team will join and compete in one of the region’s leagues. More information on the women’s Western Indoor Soccer League season is also expected over the next couple months.
GOALS: 20′ – Chloe Narolski – Oly Town
OLY TOWN LINEUP: 3 – Alexis Thompson, 4 – Lyv Heistrand, 5 – Keila Kruse, 6 – Jami Hughes, 7 – Chloe Narolski, 8 – Katelyn Rigg, 9 – Vera Panescu-Reich, 10 – Ashlee Gormley, 12 – Delaney Smith, 13 – Julia Hass, 14 – Haylee Ward, 16 – Sarah Boatright, 17 – Celia Scruton, 20 – Nikki Williams, GK – Kyla Carter
The Oly Town Artesians scored a stoppage time penalty kick equalizer to take the game to kicks from the spot, but PacNW picked up the win in PKs to move on to the EPLWA semifinals. Max Hauser scored once and added an assist and Alec Zimmerman scored the opening goal in the quarterfinal battle on Friday night at Black Hills High School. Oly Photo’s Steve Schmidt was there and delivers this playoff photo gallery.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – After Oly Town’s Max Hauser tied the game 2-2 in stoppage time of the second half on a penalty kick, the Artesian men’s season came to an end when PacNW buried all their shots from the spot to pick up the Evergreen Premier League quarterfinals win. Thomas Nguyen scored the game winning spot kick for PacNW after a miss in the sixth round by the Artesians. Max Hauser scored once and added an assist and was successful in his spot kick in the loss.
The Artesians opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the game when Alec Zimmerman poked a rolling ball past PacNW keeper Charlie Lanphier off of a pass from Max Hauser to make it 1-0. Oly Town held most of the possession in the first half and had numerous opportunities to extend their lead but were unable to get an insurance goal. PacNW picked up the pace near the end of the half and for the second straight game, the Artesians allowed a goal on the very last play of the first half. Andrew Rotter tied the score 1-1 off of a pass from Sean Russell and the half came to an end on the touch of the restart all knotted up at one goal apiece.
The EPLWA’s all-time leading scorer made his presence felt in the 60th minute when he struck a rebound that looked to be cleared off the line by Oly’s Marcos Santos, but the ball was ruled to have gone over the line and PacNW took a 2-1 lead with 30 minutes to play. The #3 seed from the North had a number of chances to put the game away including a Bjork strike just minutes later that struck the crossbar and barely stayed out, but down by just one, Oly picked up the pace late in the game and well into stoppage time, PacNW was called for a handball in the box and the Artesians were given a penalty kick. Hauser buried the equalizer and the two teams were all tied up after a dramatic 90 minutes of play.
The game went immediately to kicks from the spot to settle the tie, and with Oly Town kicking first and Cam Welty in at goal for PacNW, Hauser stepped up and scored the first penalty kick. PacNW’s Tyler Hardin took their first PK and made it, and the two teams traded goals for the first five rounds of kicks. In the sixth and sudden death round, Santos missed his kick to the right and then Thomas Nguyen stepped up and buried his kick past Oly keeper Sawyer Price to win the game and advance to the EPLWA semifinals.
The Artesians men’s season came to an end after five wins and one draw across 10 EPLWA and Washington State Super Cup games. The club has one more outdoor game to play this season as the women will travel to Newberg, Oregon to face AC Chehalem Valley in a friendly on Saturday, July 24th.
GOALS: ‘5 – Alec Zimmerman (Max Hauser) – Oly Town, ’45+ – Andrew Rotter (Sean Russell) – PacNW, ’60 – Tyler Bjork – PacNW, 90+ – Max Hauser (PK) – Oly Town
Oly Town: Max Hauser (Goal), Allen Escalante (Goal), Craig Johnson (Goal), Joe DiCarlo (Goal), Jake Zimmerman (Goal), Marcos Santos (Miss)
PacNW: Tyler Hardin (Goal), Marcos Figueroa (Goal), Sean Sent (Goal), Mark River (Goal), Tyler Bjork (Goal), Thomas Nguyen (Goal)