Photo: Steve Schmidt

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians women made their debut on Saturday afternoon at Black Hills High School and posted an exciting 5-2 win over the visiting Kirkland FC Goats. Chloe Narolski scored the first goal in team history in the 11th minute and Kailey Utley scored twice in the second half to ice the debut victory.

Chloe Narolski celebrates Oly’s first goal | Photo: Steve Schmidt

Kirkland jumped out early putting a good amount of pressure on the Artesians defense and goalkeeper Hana Klimek before Oly turned it around and took over the game. Centralia College’s Chloe Narolski opened the scoring in the 11th minute for the Artesians and Troy University alum Haley Roberson made it 2-0 off of a cross from PLU’s Jami Hughes. Another Lute, Vera Panescu-Reich, made it 3-0 in the 36th minute and the Artesians took a three goal lead into halftime.

But Kirkland would make things interesting midway through the second half with a pair of goals on defensive miscues. Colette Liston opened the scoring in the 60th minute and Jubilee Zevenbergen made it a one goal game, 3-2, in the 68th minute.

Kailey Utley | Photo: Steve Schmidt

Oly Town responded quickly with Roberson feeding West Virginia University alum Kailey Utley for her first goal of the contest in the 73rd. Five minutes later, the pair put the pressure on again with Roberson driving forward and almost scoring before the ball was knocked away to Utley, who made a couple moves and slotted it past Goats keeper Kierstin Patefield to finish off the game and give the Oly Town women their first ever win, 5-2.

The Artesians will continue their first season with a trip to Puyallup next Saturday to face Washington Premier at the WA Premier Complex. First kick is set for 12:30 PM. They will return home on June 26th to face Snohomish County FC as the first part of a doubleheader with the Artesians men. Kick off is at 3:30 PM.

GOALS: ’11 – Chloe Narolski – Oly Town, ’16 – Haley Roberson (Jamie Hughes) – Oly Town, ’36 – Vera Panescu-Reich – Oly Town, ’60 – Colette Liston – Kirkland, ’68 – Jubilee Zevenbergen – Kirkland, ’73 – Kailey Utley (Roberson) – Oly Town, ’78 – Utley – Oly Town – ’78

Oly Town Lineup: 1 – Hana Klimek (GK), 2 – Nikki Williams, 3 – Haley Roberson, 4 – Kailey Utley, 5 – Keila Kruse, 6 – Jami Hughes, 7 – Chloe Narolski, 10 – Lily Dose, 12 – Delaney Smith, 13 – Julia Hass, 14 – Melody Bliss

Subs (all used): 9 – Katelyn Rigg, 11 – Ashlee Gormley, 15 – Sarah Boatright, 16 – Vera Panescu- Reich, 17 – Kyla Carter (GK), 18 – Celia Scruton

Jason Fairhurst | Photo: Charis Wilson

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jason Fairhurst scored an early first half goal and added another in the second half to lead the Oly Town Artesians to a 4-1 Washington State Super Cup win over the Harbor Force on Wednesday night.

The Artesians opened the game on the front foot, pushing the Harbor Force defense with Trevor Thompson making multiple runs up the left side and sending balls into the box to Oly Town forwards, just barely missing the target a couple of times early. Then, just seven minutes in, Jason Fairhurst broke through down the right side off a nice pass by Joe DiCarlo and fired a shot past the Harbor keeper for the first Artesians goal of the Cup.

Oly kept the pressure on after the goal and could have had a couple more if not for the brave play of Harbor goalkeeper Daniel Bustos. The Force started to ask some questions of the Artesians defense late in the first half but they held strong behind a pair of saves by keeper Carlos Rodriguez and the half came to end with Oly up 1-0.

Travis Thompson | Photo: Charis Wilson

The second half started just as the first half started with Oly pushing hard offensively. In the 51st minute, Fairhurst dribbled into the box but Bustos came to meet him in traffic and knocked the ball away, but Allen Escalante gathered on the 18 and fired the ball into the open net to put the Artesians up 2-0.

Just four minutes later, Thompson, a senior at River Ridge High School, streaked down the left side and sent a ball across the front of goal, past Bustos, and straight into the path of Fairhurst who touched it home for his second goal of the game.

Harbor’s lone goal came just moments later when Trevor Jensen popped a ball into the middle to Brandt Kelly, who took a couple of dribbles and shot from the top of the box into the top left corner past a diving Rodriguez to make it 3-1.

Oly finished the game off when Angel Trejo-Delgado was taken down by a sliding Bustos in the box on a breakaway and was rewarded with a penalty kick. He stepped up and fired it past a diving keeper to make it 4-1 and wrap up the Cup win for the Artesians.

The win advances Oly Town to Round 2 of the Super Cup. They will host the winner of the Cultures United/Seattle Lone Star game that will be played this weekend. The date and time of the Round 2 match will be announced next week. Next up for the Artesians is a women’s and men’s doubleheader at Black Hills on Saturday, June 5th.

May 26th at Black Hills High School. First kick is set for 7:00 PM.

GOALS: ’7 – Oly Town – Fairhurst (DiCarlo), ’51 – Oly Town – Escalante, ’55 – Oly Town – Fairhurst (Thompson), ’57 – Harbor – Kelly (Jensen), ’88 – Oly Town – Trejo-Delgado (PK)

DISCIPLINE: ’88 – Harbor – Bustos (Yellow)

Oly Town Lineup: 33 – Carlos Rodriguez (GK), 2 – Manny Nicasio, 7 – Jake Zimmerman (’66), 8 – Allen Escalante, 10 – Jason Fairhurst (’66), 11 – Alec Zimmerman (’71), 12 – Trevor Thompson, 13 – Collin LeBranche, 15 – Jordan Zimmerman, 17 – Joe DiCarlo, 18 – Max Hauser

Subs: 1 – Sawyer Price, 4 – Amri Mwenyeheri (’66), 5 – Dakota Seddon, 6 – Connor Desmond, 9 – Angel Trejo-Delgado (’66), 14 – Nate Boatright (’71), 16 – Pablo Ramos

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Lily Dose scored twice in her Oly Town Artesians debut and Leah Magee added a goal and two assists but the Snohomish Skyhawks scored three times in the second quarter and added a pair of goals in the fourth quarter to outlast the Artesians, 7-5, at the Snohomish Soccer Dome on Saturday night.

The Artesians opened the scoring when Leah Magee laid a perfect pass on the break to 17 year-old Lily Dose, who slammed a shot past Snohomish keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie just 46 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead. The Skyhawks answered with 8:59 left in the first when M’ily Morton scored to tie the game, 1-1. Magee gave the Artesians a 2-1 lead six minutes later but Snohomish again had an answer with Brooke Pingrey tying the game, 2-2, just before the end of the first quarter.

The Skyhawks opened up a two goal lead quickly in the second quarter, first breaking the tie and taking a 3-2 lead when Stephanie Hines found a weak spot in the Artesians’ defense at the 12:52 mark of the first quarter and then scoring a power play goal by Jillian Nicks to make it 4-2 with 10:25 left in the half after Oly was hit with their sixth foul and a blue card for foul accumulation. At the time, the Skyhawks were called for only one foul were only called for four fouls through the third quarter before picking up four fouls in the fourth quarter.

Maria Reyes got the Artesians to within a goal with six minutes left in the half off a restart by Aubrey Smith, but the Skyhawks answered again two minutes later on Maggie Tonkin’s first goal of the game and they took a 5-3 lead into the break.

Artesians starting goalkeeper Olivia Brock made a couple of fantastic saves on one-vs-one situations but there was nothing she could do about a handful of Snohomish’s goals. She was relieved by Emily Sorenson to start the second half and the Artesians defense got organized in front of her and held the Skyhawks scoreless in the third quarter. Dose scored her second goal and Magee got her second assist just 51 seconds into the second half and Oly Town went to the fourth quarter down by just a goal, 5-4.

But Snohomish opened the fourth on a nice combination that saw Nicks finish a pass by Sandra Osborn and the Skyhawks took a 6-4 lead just 21 seconds into the quarter. Oly killed a power play midway through the fourth but Tonkin scored her second goal to give the Skyhawks a 7-4 lead with 5:17 left. Snohomish finally committed their sixth foul and were given a blue card with 4:11 left, but MacKenzie and the Skyhawks killed the power play. Shannon McMahon made it a 7-5 game on a penalty shootout after being taken down with a clear path to the goal with 1:28 left, but it was too late and the Skyhawks held off the Artesians pressure to preserve the victory.

The win moved the Skyhawks to 1-1-0 while the Artesians fell to 1-1-0. Snohomish currently sits in second place with the head-to-head playoff tiebreaker.

The Artesians will travel to Tacoma on Saturday night to face first place Tacoma Narrows. First kick at the Tacoma Soccer Center is currently scheduled for 6:15.

Snohomish Skyhawks goals: Jillian Nicks (2), Maggie Tonkin (2), Stephanie Hines, M’ily Morton, Brooke Pingrey
Oly Town Artesians goals: Lily Dose (2), Leah Magee, Maria Reyes, Shannon McMahon