Short Handed Artesians Earn First Win With Upset of Tacoma

Oly Town Artesians

JJ Olson (Charis Wilson photo)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – With injuries building up and the holidays closing in, the Oly Town FC was missing a good chunk of players on Saturday night. But Matt Stalnik and Tonbra Akpobodor each scored twice and goalkeeper JJ Olson made 27 saves to lead the Artesians to a short handed 7-5 victory over the second place Tacoma Stars Reserves at The Pavilion at Evergreen. It was the first win of the season for Oly, who were outscored by 21 goals in their first three games of the season.

Micah Wenzel got the Stars Reserves going early, scoring at the 14:36 mark of the first quarter, the third time this season that Oly Town allowed a goal in the first minute of the game. But Akpobodor tied the game up 1-1 finishing a pass from Jamie Barnwell three minutes later. Wenzel added his second of the…

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