OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians are proud to announce that Lucky Dog Casino has extended their partnership with the team for the next two years. Lucky Dog Casino will continue as the title sponsor of the Artesians and will be featured on the club’s jerseys for both the outdoor Evergreen Premier League and indoor Western Indoor Soccer League seasons until 2019. In addition, the Artesians will host a one day soccer clinic in the Hoodsport area during the 2017 and 2018 EPLWA seasons.

“Lucky Dog Casino is proud to continue our three year relationship with the Oly Town Artesians,” said Lucky Dog Casino spokesperson Jonathan Schmitt. “Our organization is thrilled to see the growth of the team leading to great success in the WISL, and now an outdoor season in the EPLWA where the team will travel throughout the state to make the South Sound proud. The future is bright for this team and Lucky Dog Casino looks forward to being a partner with the Artesians for years to come.”

Lucky Dog Casino was one of Oly Town FC’s founding partners, beginning with the 2014-2015 WISL season. They have been the title and jersey sponsor for all three Artesians seasons and will continue with the team through their five year anniversary during the 2018-2019 season.

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Willie Spurr celebrates his game winner | Photo: Charis Wilson

Way back on January 7th, the Artesians scored twice in the final 25 seconds to tie and then beat the Tacoma Stars Reserves 6-5. We feared that the pictures from that game would never see the light of day, but team photographer Charis Wilson has delivered, and they are FANTASTIC! Well worth the wait. Enjoy!

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Gabriele Zaccagnini | Photo Credit: Charis Wilson

BREMERTON, Wash. – Head coach Ray Finn identified just four bad quarters of indoor soccer all season long for the Oly Town Artesians. Unfortunately, one of those bad quarters happened in the first quarter of the Western Indoor Soccer League semifinals on Saturday when the Olympic Force jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period, and a 6-1 lead at halftime, and held off a re-energized Artesians team in the second half to take an 8-3 victory.

The Force move on to the WISL Championship game in Bellingham next weekend, but will be without David Meherg after he was given a red card for fighting following a dustup early in the fourth quarter. Brandon Meyer was sent off for the Artesians and the two teams were assessed three yellow cards and two blue cards between them as a result.

Armando Castillo, Nate Boatright and Gabriele Zaccagnini each scored for the Artesians and gave Oly hope cutting the Force lead to three goals, 6-3, with 3:30 left in the third quarter. But Meherg scored on a power play at the end of the third quarter and Luis Enrique Hidalgo – moments after getting away with a few punches during the fourth quarter fracas – looped one from distance over Artesians keeper JJ Olson.

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