NEWBERG, Oregon – Chloe Narolski scored the first goal of the Oly Town Artesians women’s inaugural season and scored the last goal of their season on Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 road win over AC Chehalem Valley. Kyla Carter kept her second clean sheet of the season in goal for Oly Town.

On a 90+ degree day at the Austin Sports Complex near the campus of George Fox University, Chloe Narolski put the Artesians ahead in the 20th minute of the game. Oly dominated possession most of the contest but were unable to put another goal in the back of the net against the Northwest Premier League’s newest team, AC Chehalem Valley. The backline including Delaney Smith, Nikki Williams, Celia Scruton and Julia Hass continued their fine form, keeping Chehalem scoreless in front of Kyla Carter for their third shutout in a row during their five game independent season.

The Artesians improved to 4-0-1 in their inaugural season, building a base heading into next outdoor season when the team will join and compete in one of the region’s leagues. More information on the women’s Western Indoor Soccer League season is also expected over the next couple months.


GOALS: 20′ – Chloe Narolski – Oly Town


OLY TOWN LINEUP: 3 – Alexis Thompson, 4 – Lyv Heistrand, 5 – Keila Kruse, 6 – Jami Hughes, 7 – Chloe Narolski, 8 – Katelyn Rigg, 9 – Vera Panescu-Reich, 10 – Ashlee Gormley, 12 – Delaney Smith, 13 – Julia Hass, 14 – Haylee Ward, 16 – Sarah Boatright, 17 – Celia Scruton, 20 – Nikki Williams, GK – Kyla Carter

Sawyer Price | Photo credit: Sonja Purtteman

OLYMPIA, Wash. – After a successful regular season, the Oly Town Artesians play host to Pacific Northwest Soccer Club on Friday, July 16th at 8:00 PM in the quarterfinals of the Evergreen Premier League playoffs. It is the first time that the Artesians have hosted a playoff game since joining the league in 2017. Tickets for the clash are just $8 for adults, $5 for kids, seniors and military and can be purchased at the gate at Black Hills High School. The winner of Friday’s game will face either Everett or Tacoma Narrows in the semifinals on Sunday.

The Artesians finished the regular season with a 3-2-1 and tied on points with Tacoma Narrows with 10. But Tacoma’s 3-0 win gave them the tiebreaker in the standings, so the Artesians are the #2 team out of the EPLWA’s South Division and will face the #3 team from the North, PacNW. Oly is led by Evergreen State product Max Hauser’s three goals and two assists this season. Six other players have each scored one goal apiece. Olympia High School alum and Northwest Nazarene goalkeeper Sawyer Price has started all six league games and sports a 1.22 goals against average in his second year with the Artesians.

Oly Town will have to stop the EPLWA’s all-time leading scorer and 2021 Golden Boot winner, Tyler Bjork. The longtime league veteran scored six goals this season for an otherwise young, but talented PacNW squad that went 2-3-1 in the North. Just two other players scored goals for them this season with two Saint Mary’s University Gaels, Tyler Hardin and Andrew Rotter, rounding out the scoring with two goals each. Cam Welty recorded one shutout in goal for the Tukwila based club.


Super Cup Semifinals Recap: The Artesians took a 2-0 lead at The Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle on Wednesday night but Sporting International roared back with three straight goals to advance to the Washington State Super Cup Finals with a 3-2 victory.

Joe DiCarlo opened the scoring after a foul by Sporting just outside of the box in the 13th minute. DiCarlo’s free kick was perfectly placed and Oly took a 1-0 lead. Alec Zimmerman then made it a 2-0 lead after a throw in from Max Hauser found him on the right side with a lot of room to work with and he fired a shot past the goalkeeper in the 35th minute.

Oly’s bend-but-don’t-break defense seemed to be cruising along until the very last play of the first half when Sporting struck to cut the lead to one. After the break, Sporting seemed to flip a switch and dominated possession for the final 45 cashing in on the equalizing goal in the 55th minute and the game winner in the 75th to send them to the finals where they will face Washington Premier.


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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