July 2, 2022 Oly Town vs Lane United Game
(Photo Credit: Oly Town FC)

The Oly Town Artesian men were the only ones to score in the 90 minute time frame during last Saturday’s USL League Two Match up against Eugene, Oregon’s Lane United. Jason Fairhurst got things going with the matches first goal after a pass from Alec Zimmerman subsequently put Oly on the board in the 51st minute. The crowd was a record for Oly Town and the drums, stadium horns and cheers were loud for Fairhurst and the Artesians.

During stoppage time in the 92nd minute though 3 points slipped away from Oly Town as Lane Goalkeeper Albert Escuin came all the way into the penalty box to get into a rare offensive position with no time left. The ball got loose off a great near post save by Sawyer Price in front of the goal and Escuin tapped the ball in to save Lane United from a loss and coming away with 1 point.

The tie moved Oly Town up the standings into 4th Place out of 6 teams in their inaugural USL2 Season. The win would’ve put the Artesians into 3rd place. Oly Town had great efforts across the field including solid play from Neil Boyal, Manny Nicasio and Alec Zimmerman.

“Outstanding play from Neil Boyal, he was great with maintaining possession, but his hard nosed defending was critical for us to win the ball back immediately” said USL2 Head Coach Jason Smith.

Oly Town Crowd July 2, 2022 at Black Hills High School (Photo Credit: Oly Town FC)

This weeks USL2 Match has a quick turnaround this Thursday July 7th as Tied for First Place Ballard FC comes to Olympia once again in another in-state rivalry showdown. The last time the two teams met it was a 1-1 draw.

The Thursday 7PM game will feature Seattle Sounders Legend Lamar Neagle as local fans will get the opportunity to brush elbows with the local soccer star. The MASL Tacoma Stars (Major Arena Soccer League) will also be at the game meeting with fans and kids and their Reserves team will be honored at halftime for their Western Indoor Soccer League Championship win. The club will also be honoring the Women’s Program for taking home the Title for the Northwest Premier League.  Fans can come with flowers, bouquets and meet the squad.

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This is the final Oly Town USL Soccer Game of 2022 in Olympia with all kinds of great surprises, prizes and fun. Tickets and information are available at olytownfc.com and can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates!

Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Youth. Dancing Goats Coffee, Mi Pueblo Tacos and Kona Ice will be on hand for fans and families to enjoy food and drink at Thursday Nights Game at Black Hills High School.

Oly Town Artesians NWPL at Sparks Field in Salem, OR | Photo: Ryan Perkins

OLYMPIA, WA – Entering into their first ever Championship title spot, Oly Town headed to Salem, Oregon on Saturday morning with the intentions of bringing back a title to Olympia and the state of Washington. The match was against 1st place seeded Capital FC Athletica who Oly Town had already faced twice this season, both ending in Capital FC victories. It was truly set out to be a good game.

After a scoreless 40 minutes, Oly Town opened the scoring in the 41′ on a goal from Haylee Ward. It looked like Oly Town was going to head into halftime up on Capital FC, but just moments before the half, Capital FC struck to tie the game 1-1.

In the 69′, Capital FC took the lead for the first time in Saturday’s game. Oly Town did not back down and battled to get a goal back. Just when you thought it was over, Haylee Ward knocked a ball perfectly to Brieanna Dell, scoring the equalizer. The game was tied, regulation and stoppage time was over, and a penalty kick shootout was underway.

In the penalty shootout goalkeeper Olivia Brock made two massive saves to beat Capital FC Athletica and take home the Northwest Premier League 2022 title.

Without question, Saturday was a game to remember. History was made. Well done ladies!

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Oly Town Artesians NWPL at Black Hills High School | Photo: Matt Herrera

OLYMPIA, WA – It was a soccer filled Saturday at Black Hills High School with NWPL, EPLWA, and USL2 all playing for a triple header! NWPL qualified for the Championship match vs. Capital FC Athletica, USL2 got their first win of the season earning them 3 points, and EPLWA took a loss.

Going into Saturday’s game – 3 points up on Vancouver Victory, this game was set to determine who would face off against Undefeated Capital FC Athletics in the Championship game.

After a scoreless first half, Brooke Streeter opened the scoring in the 47′. Moments later in the 50′ Streeter got her second of the night off of a PK.

Nicole Fesenbek scored the third and final goal for Oly Town in the 65′ giving them the 3-0 win over Vancouver Victory. Oly Town will head to Oregon next to play CFC in the Championship! Stay tuned for Match Day details.

Haylee Ward at Black Hills High School | Photo: Cortni Herrera

To top off the night, the Men’s USL2 team faced PDX FC for the second time of the season – this time in Olympia.

Oly Town came out strong, and in the 19′, Sebastian Navarro blasted one into the upper left corner to give Oly Town the 1-0 advantage!

In the 66′ Oly Town earned a PK – taken by Gilbert De La Luz. Suddenly, Oly Town was up 2-0.

Nearing the end of the match, PDX successfully lessened the gap 2-1 and attempted to score the equalizer in the last fifteen of the game. PDX had great opportunities, but none finished through. Oly Town rang in their first win of the season and added 3 points to their record.

Oly Town Captain Alec Zimmerman | Photo: Ryan Perkins

The Men’s EPLWA battled hard but were ultimately beaten by The Everett Jets. In the 12′, Everett opened the scoring and went up 1-0.

Oly Town tried to gain a goal on Everett in the second half but were unsuccessful. Everett scored twice before the end of the match and went up 3-0.

The NWPL Championship game is TBA. USL2 will travel to John Chambers field on Friday, June 24th to play against Capital FC at 7PM. EPLWA plays at Black Hills High School on Sunday, June 26th vs. Northstar Bellevue.

It’s another weekend full of local soccer! #SupportLocalSoccer

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