OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians will play their regular season opener on Saturday, November 17th when they host the Western Indoor Soccer League’s newest member, Tacoma Narrows FC, at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. It is the first of ten regular season games for the Artesians as announced by the WISL this week.
With the addition of Narrows FC, the WISL returns to a six team league for its fifth season and each team will play five home games. The Artesians play three of their first four games on their home turf but then hit the road for four straight before finishing things off with two home games in a row, including a visit from three-time WISL champion Bellingham United in the regular season finale.
Here is the entire Artesians 2018-2019 schedule…
November 17 – vs. Tacoma Narrows – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
December 1 – vs. Snohomish Skyhawks – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
December 8 – at Bellingham United – Bellingham Sportsplex – 7:35 PM December 15 – vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
December 22 – at Oly-Pen Force – Oly-Pen Sports Center – Time: TBA
January 5 – at Tacoma Stars Reserves – Tacoma Soccer Center – 6:00 PM
January 12 – at Snohomish Skyhawks – Snohomish Soccer Dome – Time: TBA
January 19 – at Tacoma Narrows – Tacoma Soccer Center – 8:00 PM January 26 – vs. Oly-Pen Force – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
February 2 – vs. Bellingham United – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
Oly’s home field is The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College, a unique campus facility that received a $1 million renovation over the summer that included a new roof, new siding and interior improvements that will make the building much more inviting for players and fans. The field is the smallest field in the WISL but features the best site lines and the best atmosphere in the league and the Artesians are dedicated to putting on the best show in the WISL this season.
The Artesians will get their first competitive action next Saturday at the WISL Preseason Tournament, hosted by the Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. The first games are set to kick off midday. A full schedule will be posted this week.
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Willie Spurr scored his 10th goal of the season and chipped in two assists but despite 44 shots on goal, the Oly Town Artesians suffered a 7-5 road loss to the Snohomish Skyhawks on Saturday night.
Spurr opened the scoring for the Artesians in the first quarter and assisted the next two goals, the first a Marco Monzon goal in the second quarter and the third a Chris Pugh goal in the third. But Oly could muster just those three goals in the first three quarters and found themselves down 5-3 going into the fourth.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Matt Herrera tied the game with 25 second left, but the Oly Town Artesians were not content with just one point at home. Moments later, Willie Spurr raced up the near side boards and buried the game winner with 10 seconds left to knock off the Tacoma Stars Reserves 6-5 on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Evergreen. Spurr scored four goals in the game and the Artesians (3-1-1, 10 points) jumped into first place in the Western Indoor Soccer League with ten points, at least temporarily.
The Oly Town Artesians are pleased to announce that Lucky Dog Casino will be the official sponsor of the club’s inaugural season jerseys. The Lucky Dog Casino logo will grace the front of the Artesians home and away jerseys for the entire 2014-2015 season.
The jerseys will make their debut today (Saturday, November 1st) at the Northwest Indoor Soccer Invitational at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The Artesians will play three preseason games beginning with a 2:30 PM matchup with fellow Western Indoor Soccer League squad Arlington Aviators, a 3:30 game against South Sound United and wrapping up with the Snohomish Skyhawks at 5:30. Admission to the entire tournament is free and games begin at 2:00 PM.
The Skokomish Nation’s Lucky Dog Casino is located just north of Shelton on US HWY 101. The casino will host a kick-off party for the Artesians and a mid-season event for the club at a time and date yet to be announced.
A formal unveiling of the jerseys is planned for next week at an event in Olympia. More information on that event will be released shortly.
Other sponsorship opportunities with the Artesians are available by calling Brandon Sparks at (360) 561-7252 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.