A resounding 4-0 Oly Town win against Nido Aguilar, Club America of Seattle was the icing on the cake for the Artesians this last Friday at Starfire Stadium in South Seattle.

“We knew what we came here to do and that was bring home some hardware” said Head Men’s Coach Jason Smith. “The men played sharp and there were some fantastic goals. Proud of these guys.”

Scoring started out with a thumper free kick from Saint Martin’s University Graduate Sebastian Navarro in the first 25 minutes to put the Artesians on board. The line would change with a solid corner kick headed goal by Barry Habib in the 43rd minute.

Super Cup Final: Full Oly Town Squad Photo

Goals against Oly would never happen as goalkeeper David Silva and staunch defense captained by Jose Marquez kept Nido at bay.

Oly Town wouldn’t stop though as they added goals in the 52nd minute by Jose Marquez and Jesus Flores in the 67th minute to close the door on Nido.

“Great, just great” said General Manager and Part Owner Matt Herrera. “We applied for this tournament to understand where Oly Town sits in the semi professional level in this state and the outcomes were in line with our move to USL2 this year. Hats off to Coach Jason Smith.”

Oly Town entered the Super Cup having been SemiFinalists in 2021. The men played every single 2022 Super Cup game on the road and were undefeated first beating Washington Athletic Club to make the SemiFinals against Bellevue Athletic FC. The Artesians won 4-1 in the Semis in a late night game in Bellevue to advance to the finals.

USL2 Sebastian Navarro and Jose Marquez. Both scoring in the Super Cup Final.

“Well done boys and congratulations to Oly Town to beat a spirited Nido” said tournament director Timothy Busch following the match.

Head Coach Jason Smith post game announced an MVP “Jose Marquez held down the shutout and also added a goal. He is our man of the match, well done Jose.”

Oly Town winning the Super Cup Tournament adds the second Trophy to their case in 2022. 2022 also marks the first year since the club formed in 2014 to ever win a championship of a competitive series. The first Trophy was won in June of this year when the Oly Town women beat Capital Atletica in Salem, OR in the Northwest Premier League Championship as a #2 seed.

Oly Town Celebrates Super Cup Victory

“The results mark a turn in the club. These Championship Trophies are solely thanks to the players and coaches for winning and making 2022 an unforgettable outdoor year” said Principal Owner and former Goalkeeper Ryan Perkins.

Oly Town now gets ready for fall & winter arena league with Western Indoor Soccer League and Northwest Premier League Indoor Player for both men’s and women’s programs.

To support the Artesians which operates 90% through community donations and sponsorships, visit olytownfc.com and find ways to contribute. You can also sport Oly Town scarves, replica jerseys and fan shirts by buying online. Information on indoor, arena league will be released by October 1st.

The Oly Town Artesians can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and their YouTube Channel “Oly Town Artesians” for weekly updates.

The Artesians on Friday wrapped up their inaugural USL League Two season with a road loss in Portland, Oregon 2-0 in the Northwest Division. The season saw a 3-0 win for OVF Alliance over Lane United and an 8-1 Ballard over PDX FC result.

Alec; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

The wins and losses solidified the final standings with the Artesians still sitting in 4th place, 4 points behind 3rd Place Lane United. USL2 National Playoffs were announced July 18th and #1 Seed Capital FC Atletico and #2 Seeded Ballard FC will be representing the Northwest in the tournament which starts July 22nd at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.

The Artesians finish their USL2 and EPLWA Reserve Team seasons with an undefeated 4-game exhibition match series in 2022 defeating Snohomish 2-0, Wenatchee 6-2, St Martins University 2-0 and the Lacey Lights 2-0. Wenatchee ended up taking 1st Place in the Cascadia Premier League while Lacey took second.

Final 2022 USL2 Northwest Division Standings

“We know we could’ve finished higher, especially with that last minute Lane United draw at home and the goals left on the field in the Ballard tie back in June” General Manager Matt Herrera said. “We competed well in many matches that ended up in 1-goal losses that were close to ties and two ties that we felt were going to be wins. But that’s soccer. Couple different outcomes and we’re sitting closer to 2nd place.”

Isidro; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

Goal scoring in the first year USL2 Oly Town was led by Gil De La Luz followed by assist leader Jason Fairhurst. The goalkeeping most minutes played was Sawyer Price with over 40 saves. The Artesians saw 22 players from this region touch the field in USL2 play captained by local talent Alec Zimmerman with an end of year change to St Martin’s graduate Jose Marquez.

The Artesians now prepare for the Regions Super Cup which is host to every level of pre-professional and semi professional squads from around Washington State. The Artesians have managed to win every game in their hunt for their first ever Super Cup Trophy. Oly Town plays the winner of the SemiFinal match between the Everett Jets and Nido Aguilar Tuesday July 19th.

Manny; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

To find out more information on Super Cup follow the Artesians on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and support Oly Town Soccer by heading to www.olytownfc.com and check out the partner page and storefront! Replica Jerseys, Summer & Winter Scarves and Fan Shirts are available, shipping options too.

The Oly Town Artesians have been nothing short of surprising in their first USL League Two season as they stay in the middle of the pack heading into the last game of the season. The Artesians won on the road against OVF Alliance last Saturday to secure another 3 points in Northwest Division play.

Oly Town at OVF Alliance (Oly Town FC)

Oly Town traveled the 4 hours to Albany, OR to play its final game against OVF Alliance for the 2022 season. The Artesians and OVF had a very theatrical, offensive showing when the two met in Olympia back on June 26th that saw a season high 11 goals between the two teams and an Artesian win 6-5.

Tony Andoyan opened the July 9th match with a strike off a low cross from Jason Fairhurst in the 15th minute to get Oly Town on the board early. OVF tied it in the 25th minute but that wouldn’t stay long. The match saw a fantastic header off an Isidro Pruedo-Huerta corner kick by Jose Marquez in stoppage time before halftime. The goal was enough to put Jose Marquez into the Van Dorm Realty Player of the Game category as solid goalkeeping from both Sawyer Price and Perez-Martin held OVF at bay to hold the 2-1 victory.

The victory settles the Artesians into the middle of the pack with 11 points before heading into their final match in Portland, OR this friday against PDX. This is the third meeting between the two due to the expansion with the Northwest Division in USL2 which makes some clubs play each other 3 times.

The Artesians will be airing the game through their YouTube Channel which you can follow and keep up to date on Artesian action. 7PM kickoff at the Eastside Timbers Complex if you plan on making the trek to cheer on the final Artesian USL2 match of 2022.

For news, stats and information on how to support Oly Town FC head to www.olytownfc.com!