Stars hold off Artesians in Oly home opener

mugFullSizeRender (3) Head coach Darren Sawatzky (far right) made it to the match directly from Sea-Tac.

TUMWATER, WA—The Tacoma Stars improved to 2-0-0 in Western Indoor Soccer League play and also took over sole possession of first place with an 8-5 victory over the Oly Town Artesians (0-0-1) on November 22 at Olympia Indoor Soccer. The Stars were supported by a noisy traveling group of Satellites, who celebrated the win after the final whistle. The Stars wore their blue shirts.

Head coach Darren Sawatzky surprised everyone by making it to the match after coming directly from the airport as he returned from his trip to France to obtain and elite coaching certification.

The match began with Olympia taking a quick 1-0 lead on a goal from Willie Spurr. It was a Tacoma run the rest of the way until a late Artesians flurry brought about the final score.

Tacoma drew level…

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