OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians have been voted the best soccer crest in Washington State by fans and readers of goalWA.net, it was announced Thursday morning. The victory marks the second time that the Artesians blue and green Olympia inspired horseshoe crest has been named LogoWARS champion since the founding of the club in 2014.
LogoWARS – a bracket style competition pitting 16 professional and semi-professional Washington soccer crests against each other – ran over the past few weeks on Washington soccer website goalWA.net. Oly Town knocked off Centralia’s Twin City Union, Bellingham United, Tri-Cities Alliance, and the Seattle Stars to claim the title once again.
Yakima United claimed the crown of top soccer crest in Washington State in 2014 and Bellingham United won the first competition in 2013. The competition has been won by Evergreen Premier League teams in each of the four club competitions. The EPLWA logo was also voted top league logo in 2016.
With the LogoWARS victory, the Artesians are celebrating with an online sale on scarves and shirts. Visit https://squareup.com/store/olytownartesians/ and enter the promo code LOGOWARS at checkout to get $5 off any order.
Indoor soccer starts shortly in Oly Town with the annual Western Indoor Soccer League meeting taking place on Sunday, September 10th. Details of the 2017-2018 season will be hashed out and prepared at the meeting in preparation for the annual preseason tournament on October 28th at the Tacoma Soccer Center and the league’s regular season beginning in mid-November.
No tryout dates have been set in stone yet for the 2017-2018 indoor Artesians, but announcements regarding the season will be made soon with tryout dates likely occurring on the last weekend of September or first weekend of October. The squad will return to The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College for their fourth season in the WISL.
The Oly Town Artesians knocked off the Tri-Cities Alliance to advance to their second LogoWARS Finals appearance. The Artesians are the defending team champions of goalWA’s LogoWARS, having won in 2015, and take on the EPLWA champion Seattle Stars this season. Voting is open now with the poll set to close on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:59 PM. Vote now, vote Olympia!
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians wrapped up their inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 6-0 decision to Washington Premier South Sound FC at the Washington Premier Fields in Puyallup. The Artesians finished 4-7-3 with 15 points in league play notching wins against second place Bellingham United and the defending EPLWA champion Vancouver Victory.
Sunday’s game opened quickly with both teams going back and forth with many good chances, but it was South Sound that got the finishes. Tyler John scored on a corner kick from Isidro Prado-Huerta in the 15th minute to make it 1-0 and Brandon Madsen made it 2-0 in the 25th after a defensive mistake left him in great position in the box. The first half came to a close with the Artesians still within striking distance.
The second half opened the same, with plenty of Oly Town chances, but it was Madsen with his second goal of the day to make it 3-0 in the 59th minute. With the Artesians pressing on offense with nothing left to lose, the South Sound counterattack took advantage and scored three goals to close things out, two by JJ Schmeck and one by Aiden Genovese. South Sound improved to 7-5-2 with 23 points to take third place in the EPLWA.
The Artesians finished their first season in the EPLWA in sixth place, two places ahead of two-time league champion Spokane Shadow and three points ahead of Yakima United, and were in the hunt for third place all the way up until the 13th game. Surf Wodajo and JT Meyer finished the season tied for the club lead with three goals apiece and Gabriele Zaccagnini led the way with six assists. Goalkeeper JJ Olson posted two shutouts for the boys from Olympia.