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

Leah Magee | Photo: Sonja Purtteman

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Shannon McMahon scored three goals in the fourth quarter and Leah Magee added two earlier goals to lead the Oly Town Artesians to their first women’s Western Indoor Soccer League win, 7-4 over the Oly-Pen Force, in front of a raucous crowd at The Pavilion on Saturday night. Earlier in the evening, the Artesians men knocked off the Oly Legends 13-2 in the annual Austin Kelley Tribute Game that started a fantastic night for the Olympia soccer community.

Leah Magee made history on Saturday night when she scored the first goal in women’s WISL history and the first goal for the Artesians women with 2:14 left in the first quarter to give the Artesians a 1-0 lead. Oly-Pen answered back when Emily Wilkins scored with 9:18 left in the second quarter to tie it up, 1-1. But Oly Town goalkeeper Emily Sorenson and Oly-Pen keeper Akilah Austin kept the game all tied up at one at the break.

The Force struck first in the second half when Jules Bushaw scored a pass by Jess Haga moments after the Artesians were hit with a blue card. The power play goal gave the Force a 2-1 lead midway through the second quarter. Magee struck for a second time with 1:25 left in the third to tie the game up 2-2 and the two teams went into the fourth quarter all knotted up.

Shannon McMahon | Photo: Sonja Purtteman

On the first kick of the fourth quarter, Maria Reyes touched the restart to Shannon McMahon, who fired from midfield. The ball took a slight deflection off of an Oly-Pen defender and found the back of the net to give the Artesians a 3-2 lead, one that they would not relinquish. Just 15 seconds later, McMahon took the ball away from a Force player at midfield, took a couple dribbles in and then fired into the top right corner to give the Artesians a 4-2 lead just 21 seconds into the quarter.

Oly-Pen scored a shorthanded goal during an Artesians power play midway through the fourth quarter to make it 4-3, but McMahon struck again, her third of the quarter to give her the first hat trick in team and league history, to make it 5-3. Kate Gose and Niki Covert added goals down the stretch and the Artesians took home their first women’s win, 7-4.

Up next for the Artesians (1-0-0, 3 points) is a trip to Snohomish to take on the Skyhawks, who fell in their first game 8-1 to Tacoma Narrows. First kick at the Snohomish Soccer Dome is set for 7:00 PM.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Shannon McMahon (3), Leah Magee (2), Kate Gose, Niki Covert
Oly-Pen Force goals: Emily Wilkins, Jules Bushaw, Mackenzie Palau, Jess Haga

Before the women’s game, the Artesians men and the Oly Legends, an all-star team of local soccer players including many former Artesians and professional players, paid tribute to Austin Kelley in the annual AK Game. Eli Boatright, Manny Nicasio and Christian Segovia each scored two goals in a 13-2 Artesians win. Steven Sharp scored in the second quarter for the Legends and Josh Phillips picked up a goal in the fourth quarter for the Legends.

After the game, the Artesians ownership group presented a portion of the proceeds to the Kelley Family and named the Josh Dube the recipient of the annual Austin Kelley Award for his commitment to the club and selfless play on the field. Matt Herrera was also given the first Owners Award for his contributions to the Artesians.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Manny Nicasio (2), Christian Segovia (2), Eli Boatright (2), Angel Trejo-Delgado, Andreas Malunat, Neil Boyal, Josh Dube, Collin Tate, Sebastian Lyons, Collin LaBranche
Oly Legends goals: Steven Sharp, Josh Phillips

TACOMA, Wash. – In a preview of next week’s Western Indoor Soccer League semfinals, the Oly Town Artesians cut a 3-0 Tacoma Stars Reserves lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter to just a one goal game before a controversial non-call led to Tacoma’s fourth goal and stopped the Artesians’ momentum, and despite one of Oly Town goalkeeper JJ Olson’s best games, the Stars Reserves held on for a 4-2 win. The Artesians will be the #4 seed in the WISL playoffs and will make a return trip to the Tacoma Soccer Center to face the #1 seeded Stars Reserves next Saturday at 6:30 PM.

The Stars Reserves got on the board first when Nate Ford took a pass from himself off the wall and scored his 12th goal of the season to make it 1-0 late in the first quarter. Tacoma dominated possession for much of the first half but Olson kept them at bay with numerous saves before JJ Schmeck snuck a shot near post off of a quick restart to make it 2-0, and the Stars held that two goal lead heading into the half.

The Artesians nearly tied the game early in the third quarter when Angel Trejo-Delgado took a ball away from Mark Lee and got Tacoma goalkeeper Alek Greenleaf to bite on a pass off the wall to himself, leaving the goal wide open. But Stars Reserve defender Jeff Bader slid in at the last second to knock the shot away and deny Trejo-Delgado. Minutes later, Tacoma took a three goal lead after a quick restart caught the Artesians off guard and Micah Wenzel wheeled and found the back of the net to make it 3-0.

Oly Town broke the shutout three minutes into the fourth quarter when Collin LaBranche took a pass off the wall from Collin Tate and banged it past Greenleaf to make it 3-1. Four minutes later, Tate scored one of his own, making it a one goal game, 3-2, with 8:42 left to play. The Artesians kept the pressure on, threatening to tie the game multiple times over the next three minutes until Ford and Olson got tied up on a pass into the box by Adrian Correa and Bader took advantage of Olson being pulled down to stop the Artesians momentum and make it 4-2 with six minutes left to play. Oly kept the pressure on but weren’t able to break through and dropped the regular season finale, 4-2.

The win extended the Stars Reserves unbeaten streak to 22 games and they finished 9-0-1 this season. The Artesians dropped to 3-5-2, finishing fourth in the WISL, one point behind the #3 seed Snohomish Skyhawks. The Stars Reserves and Artesians will face each other again on the same field next Saturday in the WISL semfinals.

Tacoma Stars Reserves goals: Nate Ford, JJ Schmeck, Micah Wenzel, Jeff Bader
Oly Town Artesians goals: Collin LaBranche, Collin Tate