OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians exciting 2019 season kicks off with a bang on Saturday night when the defending Evergreen Premier League runners-up, the Seattle Stars, visit Black Hills High School. May the 4th be with you on Star Wars Night with a costume contest, trivia, games and prizes. There will be an inflatable soccer darts board and the giant soccer ball for the kids and more throughout the game. Gates open at 5:00 PM and first kick is set for 6:00. Tickets are just $8 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12, military, first responders and seniors.
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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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OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians return home for their final two games of the season, beginning with Wembley Soccer Shop Youth Soccer Night on Saturday, January 26th when they take on the Oly-Pen Force. Kids wearing their youth soccer jerseys get in for just $2 and the Artesians are offering any furloughed federal workers free admission to Saturday’s game and their season finale on February 2nd. It is also 2000s night with music from the 00s, games, prizes, and much more throughout the night. First kick at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College is set for 6:30 PM.
Timberline grad and Evergreen sophomore Collin Tate leads the Artesians (0-7-1) with seven goals this season, his first in the Western Indoor Soccer League. Air Force Captain TJ O’Connor, and Olympia’s Nate Boatright and Chris Pugh trail him with four goals each while 17 year-old Eli Boatright has scored three goals and was named Offensive Player Of The Week for his one goal, one assist effort in a 4-4 draw against the Snohomish Skyhawks two weeks ago. Boatright scored the game tying goal with just 17 seconds left.
Meanwhile, the Oly-Pen Force are still fighting for a playoff spot despite posting a 2-5-1 record. They currently sit in fifth place but are just two points out of third, with the top four teams going to the WISL playoffs. Luis Enrique Hidalgo and former goalkeeper David Meherg lead Oly-Pen with nine goals, but Hidalgo has left the team and is now playing professionally for the Rochester Lancers. In his last game with the Force, he scored a hat trick and chipped in three assists in a 14-4 win over Oly Town on December 23rd.
Tickets for Saturday’s game are available by visiting www.olytownfc.com/tickets or at the door. Regular prices are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 years-old, and kids under 5 are free. Furloughed federal workers can claim their free ticket by showing a valid federal ID at the door and kids in their youth jerseys get in for $2 at the door. All youth soccer players will be invited on the field for introductions, so they are encouraged to show up 15 minutes before first kick at 6:30. Doors open at 5:45.