The Matt Stalnik at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Oly Town started off the new year at The Pavilion on January 8th. Alex Vogt registered a hat trick in the win against the Tacoma Stars Reserves and Oly Town improved to 4-3-0.

It was a scoreless first quarter for The Stars, but Josh Dube got the scoring off for Oly Town with five minutes left to spare in the quarter. Sammy Tafolla struck a ball in to Jason Fairhurst for another Oly Town goal right before the second quarter.

The second quarter started off with a pair of goals from Alex Vogt! Tacoma answered back quickly with two goals of their own. Collin Tate then got one into the back of the net with 1:02 left and the two teams went to the locker room at half 5-2, Oly Town with the lead.

Jesus Flores struck first in the third quarter for Oly Town, but Tacoma went on a three goal run with goals from Adrian Correa, Zane Baumgardt, and AJ Nitzel, to finish the third quarter.

Fourth quarter started as a one score game, 6-5, Oly Town with the lead. Kasey Sidor scored what proved to be the game winning goal and his first of the night! #23 from The Stars got one in, and with just 53 seconds left in the game, Alex Vogt scored an insurance goal for Oly Town which also registered his hat trick! 8-6 Oly Town.

The game was nearly over, and it was looking like a secured Oly Town win, but Tacoma wasn’t finished. #22 for The Stars polished off another goal with just 31 seconds left. The game ended and Oly Town escaped Tacoma with their fourth victory of the season now including a 4-0-0 record at home. 

Oly Town will return to the pitch January 15th when they travel up to Bremerton to face off against Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Complex.

Next Match: Saturday, January 15th at 7PM. Location | Oly Pen Sports Complex

Oly Town Artesians goals: Alex Vogt (3), Josh Dube, Jason Fairhurst, Collin Tate, Jesus Flores, Kasey Sidor.

The Artesians at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

OLYMPIA, Wash. – After recovering from early losses in their season, the Oly Town Artesians walk into this weekend’s game off two consecutive wins. There is still the opportunity to fight for a spot in the playoffs, but they’re going to have to work hard.

With just four games left in the season, Assistant Coach, Nick Boatright addresses Oly Town’s opportunity for play-offs as,

“It’s about going one game at a time. It is going to take a commitment to being a team and working for each other. I believe our best soccer is still ahead of us.”

Nick Boatright, Assistant Coach

Similarly, Head Coach Nate Boatright shared his take on getting to play-offs,

“We have to keep doing the little things right to make the playoffs. Eventually, the ball will bounce in your favor if we focus on the details. We know we need some results to make the playoffs, but it is one game at a time”

Nate Boatright, Head Coach
The Artesians at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

Oly Town has proven themselves as a dominant team at The Pavilion. Nate points out that Oly Town’s home game results are a major difference when comparing this year to years in the past,

“We have worked hard on understanding how we want to play in the Pavilion. It is unique to the league and provides us with an opportunity. We are undefeated at home and hope to keep that going this Saturday.”

Next Match: Saturday, January 8th | 7PM | Oly Town vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves @ The Evergreen State College Pavilion. Get Directions Here.

Joshua Dube at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

Improvement on their home pitch is not the only thing keeping Oly Town competitive this season. With an all-around competitive league, Oly Town continuously works hard on and off the pitch to remain at the peak of their benchmark.

When asked what is working well for the team, Nate responds,

 “Nick and I have pushed the idea of ownership to the team. Individual ownership as well as collective. You have to be able to evaluate yourself to improve.”

Nick adds in,

“We have a good blend of experience and young players fresh off their college season. The ability for us to create a common understanding from these two groups has worked well. I think you can see this in some of the tighter games we’re we needed the quality of character and guys to take ownership.”

Throughout the season, for the team, both Nate and Nick make many changes and continue to evaluate each individual player. They have had to make changes to set pieces to suit specific players. But as they do this, they are able to better develop and grow as a team.

One thing Nate and Nick both conveyed was their want for continuing to highlight how far the team has come this season. They wanted to thank the fans and ownership for making it all possible. 

JJ Olson at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

Truly, thank you all for your continued support. This Saturday’s game is going to be a good battle, but we will also be honoring both Oly Town Legends, Nate Boatright and Brett Stallworth before the game.

It is also Military Appreciation Night! Join us as we honor past, present, and future service men and women.

  • Free Admission for Military Members
  • 1/2 Off Admission for Military Family Members
  • Halftime Honors & Prizes for Military Members

The Artesians at The Evergreen State College Pavilion | Photo: Cortni Herrera

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Saturday’s game against Snohomish FC did not start off the way Oly Town had hoped. With two back-to-back Snohomish goals from #15, Cristiano Whitaker, Oly Town took their first time out in hopes to stop Snohomish’s momentum and gain their own. Unfortunately for the Artesians, following the time out, Snohomish capitalized on a corner kick and #7, Jeremy Maldonado, scored yet another Snohomish goal. The score was now 3-0 with just minutes left in the first quarter.

Oly Town did not let up, despite being down 0-3. Jason Fairhurst scored his first of the night which got the score going for the Artesians. Jason’s goal was all Oly Town could muster in the first quarter. The quarter ended with Snohomish up 3-2.

After what appeared to be an almost scoreless second quarter, Jordan Zimmerman added one on the scoreboard for Oly Town. Minutes later, Trevor Thompson tied the game up! This concluded the half leaving both teams going into the third quarter 3-3.

Third quarter kicked off with a blue card from Oly Town #4, Nick Meija and a two minute power play for Snohomish. With 9 minutes left in the quarter, it was still a tie game and another blue card was given to Snohomish #12, Tyler Sharp. Oly Town capitalized and on a ball off the wall from Alex Vogt, Jordan Zimmerman scored his second of the night! Oly Town took the lead for the first time of the night 4-3.

Without skipping a beat, Manny Nicasio lasered one into the upper corner and extended Oly Town’s lead 5-3! Snohomish snuck one in right before the end of the quarter. Oly Town was still up 5-4, but with such a close game, the fourth quarter was bound to be a battle.

An offensive start to the fourth quarter from Snohomish forced Oly Town to play defensive right from the get-go. After many shots on goal, Snohomish nailed one in. It was a tie game 5-5 with just 7 minutes left in the game!

Just a minute later, Jason Fairhust came in with his second of the night! Following, Sebastian Lyons placed one into the back of the net securing Oly Town’s lead 7-5.

That was game. Oly Town recorded another win to their record and remains undefeated at The Pavilion. After a break for the holidays, Oly Town will return to the pitch on Saturday, January 8th when they face the Tacoma Stars Reserves at the Evergreen State College Pavilion. First kick is set for 7PM.

Next Match: Saturday, January 8th at 7PM. Location | Evergreen State College Pavilion. Get Directions Here.

Oly Town Artesians goals: Jason Fairhurst (2), Jordan Zimmerman (2), Trevor Thompson, Manny Nicasio, Sebastian Lyons.