Oly Town Artesians vs. Oly-Pen Force
The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College – 6:35 PM
The first ever women’s Western Indoor Soccer League game kicks off in Olympia where the Oly Town Artesians will host the Oly-Pen Force at 6:35. Both teams are excited to kick off the brand new league and will look to jump out to a quick start with the abbreviated six game season ahead of them.
Longtime Oly-Pen men’s head coach Steve Cashmore helms the Force and he expect to get defensive contributions from Force veteran and Saint Martin’s alum Lauren Kruzner and Pacific Lutheran’s Abby Olson. Offensively, they will look toward Port Orchard native and Westmont College star Hailey Parker and Bremerton’s Jessica Haga.
The Artesians will be coached by longtime Washington Premier and Pacific Lutheran assistant coach, Kate Green. They will feature PLU’s Leah Magee, an all-conference performer last season, Niki Covert, a veteran presence in the Olympia soccer community, North Thurston and Evergreen alum Emily Sorenson in goal, and Tacoma’s Aubrey Smith at forward.
First kick at The Pavilion is set for 6:35 and will follow the men’s Austin Kelley Tribute Game at 4:30. $8 gets adults in the door for both games.
Tacoma Narrows vs. Snohomish Skyhawks
Tacoma Soccer Center – 7:30 PM
Game two of the night features Tacoma Narrows against the Snohomish Skyhawks. First kick at the Tacoma Soccer Center is set for 7:30. Note the time change, the game was originally slated to kick off at 6:15.
Tacoma Narrows is coached by Chris Wells, an assistant at Seattle U and the coach of the two-time defending champion of the Northwest Premier League with the Seattle Stars. Wells didn’t single out one player to focus on but expects his team to run 18 players deep with very little drop off from the first line on down.
The Skyhawks have a history of successful women’s indoor winning a national championship in 2007 and will feature some players that have played at a very high level. They are expecting M’ily Reiter-Morton, a Seattle U alum that played with the Seattle Sounders women, Chalise Baysa, another Sounders Women player that scored 60 goals while at the University of Oregon and also played with the Philippines National Team, and yet another former Sounder and Olympique Lyonnais veteran, Jillian Nicks.
First kick is set for 7:30 and tickets at the Tacoma Soccer Center are $10.