Artesians with Hotel RL representatives (Molly Walsh photo)

The Oly Town Artesians unveiled brand new kits on Saturday and welcomed Well 80 Artesian Brewing as their presenting partner for 2019 and beyond. The Artesians unveiled a new slate jersey and a new white jersey complete with Well 80 on the chest, new partners Jimmy John’s on the right sleeve, and another new partner, Hotel RL Olympia, on the right leg. As always, the jerseys feature the primary Artesians crest over the heart and our Austin Kelley memorial patch on the left sleeve. Red and black goalkeeper kits were also unveiled along with new training tops, presented by Jimmy John’s.

The jerseys were unveiled in front of players, supporters, families, and patrons at Well 80 in downtown Olympia. The announcement also included the unveiling of the Well Heads Supporters Club. Membership includes an authentic Artesians jersey with “Well Heads” on the back with the number 80, a new Well Heads supporters scarf, season tickets to all Artesians home games, 20 ounce Well Head pours at Well 80, and more. A $130 value for just $80. Click here to purchase.

The new Artesians kits will make their debut tomorrow, Sunday, April 14th during the Thurston County Derby against the Lacey Pocket Gophers. Another new partner, Cinco de Mayo Raspados, Fruit and More, will provide concessions. First kick at Black Hills High School in this preseason friendly is set for 2:00 PM.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians will unveil brand new kits at Well 80 Brewhouse on Saturday and then take on the Lacey Pocket Gophers in a free preseason friendly Thurston County Derby match on Sunday during the 2019 Artesians Kickoff Weekend coming up this weekend, April 13th and 14th.

Join the Artesians on Saturday at noon in Downtown Olympia at Well 80 Brewhouse to kick off the 2019 season with the unveiling of their new jerseys and announcements about a new chapter for Oly Town FC. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Artesians players, win prizes, purchase merchandise, get a discount on the new Well Heads membership program, drink Well 80 beer for 25% off, and then stick around for a Seattle Sounders watch party afterwards.

Fresh off the kit unveiling and kick off party, the preseason schedule continues Sunday when the Artesians host the Western Washington Premier League’s Lacey Pocket Gophers in a friendly Thurston County Derby match. First kick at Black Hills High School is set for 2:00 PM. Admission is free, and gates open at 1:00. Cinco De Mayo Raspados, Fruit & More will be on hand with a variety of concessions and there will be games and prizes throughout the game.

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Emilio Meraz-Rodriguez

OLYMPIA, Wash. – After two tryout days last weekend and one training session this week, the Oly Town Artesians played their first preseason game of the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon and knocked off Tacoma Narrows FC, 2-1, at Black Hills High School.

Evergreen State College midfielder Emilio Meraz-Rodriguez scored the first goal of the season to put the Artesians up 1-0 in the 30th minute. The Cascade Conference’s 2018 Newcomer Of The Year made a brilliant run up the left side, cutting inside and blasting one past the Narrows keeper. Christian Segovia scored what turned out to be the game winner in added time of the first half off a brilliant cross by Kahlil Bredeson and Oly took a 2-0 lead into the break. Artesians goalkeeper JJ Olson made three saves keeping a clean sheet through his 45 minutes of play.

Raul Lopez got Narrows on the board finishing a cross by Alex Vogt in the 57th minute. Tacoma, a fellow Western Indoor Soccer League squad and Western Washington Premier League outdoor member, carried a training squad of 25+ players and with fresh legs they pressed hard in the last ten minutes but were unable to get another goal past Artesians keeper Ben Stevenson and Oly Town held on for the 2-1 victory.

The Artesians continue their preseason next weekend when they travel to Tukwila for the Evergreen Cup at the Starfire Sports Complex. The schedule for the tournament will be released early this week.

The Evergreen Premier League Opening Day is set for Saturday, May 4th when the Artesians host the 2018 EPLWA runners-up, the Seattle Stars at 6:00 PM at Black Hills High School.