Spurr’s Hat Trick, Timely Power Play Kills Lead Artesians to 8-6 Victory

Oly Town Artesians

nd4_7604 Wille Spurr / Photo: Charis Wilson

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Willie Spurr scored three goals in the second half and the Oly Town Artesians killed two key power plays in the fourth quarter to hold on for an 8-6 win over Sporting Everett on a chilly pre-Christmas Saturday night at The Pavilion. Spurr scored the first two goals of his hat trick within a 45 second span in a wild third quarter that saw the two teams score seven goals combined.

It looked like a defensive battle, at first. The Artesians (2-1-1, 7 points) took a 3-0 lead late into the second quarter thanks to goals from Andy Hyres, Matt Herrera and Jamie Barnwell and a flurry of saves by Artesians goalkeeper JJ Olson. But Andrew Escalante scored with 2:30 left before halftime and Gustavo Rodrigues capitalized on a power play with ten seconds left in the half to get Sporting…

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