The Oly Town Artesians will open their fifth season in the Western Indoor Soccer League on Saturday, November 3rd at the annual WISL Pre-Season Tournament. The tournament is hosted by the Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. Games will start midday, with the kick off time still set to be announced.

All WISL teams will participate in the tournament along with the Artesians and registration is open to other elite men’s indoor soccer teams. The cost for non-WISL teams is just $150 per team. Teams can register until October 31st by clicking here.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians will kick off their fifth season in the Western Indoor Soccer League with open tryouts on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th. Matt Herrera returns for his second season at the helm of the arena Artesians and will preside over the trials. Tryouts on both days are set for 10:00 AM at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. The cost is $25 and players are encouraged to register early at www.olytownfc.com/tryouts.

The Artesians were founded in 2014 in advance of the WISL’s inaugural season and will play in their fifth season of indoor soccer. The team has given 76 different local players an opportunity to play elite indoor soccer over the past four seasons including all-time leading goal scorer and Evergreen State College alum Willie Spurr (Lane United – PDL) and Olympia High School’s Evan Munn (Oregon State University). Oly Town has featured players from numerous local high schools, collegiate players from Evergreen, Saint Martin’s and SPSCC, and local players that have played at a high level around the state and country.

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 WISL’s fifth season schedule will be released in October with the annual pre-season tournament kicking off festivities on the last weekend of October or the first week of November. The league’s regular season lasts from mid-November to February capped off by the playoffs and the title game.

Bellingham United is the three-time reigning champion of the WISL. The Tacoma Stars won the league’s inaugural title in 2015 before transitioning to the Major Arena Soccer League. The Tacoma Stars Reserves now compete in the WISL along with the Artesians, Bellingham, the Snohomish Skyhawks and the Olympic (Bremerton) Force.

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Chris Pugh | Photo: Charis Wilson

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.

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