Tumwater Pioneers

Men's semi-pro indoor soccer team

Pioneers travel to Salem for expansion matchup with Oregon Blacktails

PiosVsBlacktailsTUMWATER, WA – The Tumwater Pioneers indoor soccer team takes to the road Saturday for their second game of the 2012-2013 Premier Arena Soccer League season, traveling to Salem to take on Oregon Blacktails FC at the Salem Soccer Center at 7:30 PM. The Pioneers are coming off a bye week after falling to Kitsap, 11-3, in their opener on December 1st. The Blacktails are 1-1 after a dramatic last minute win in their debut two weeks ago and a 9-6 loss to the South Sound Shock in Tumwater on Saturday night. Both teams are in their first season in the PASL.

The Pioneers will take 15 players to Salem for their matchup with the Blacktails, ten players from the opening day lineup and five players making their Pios debuts. Tumwater will be without the services of goalkeeper Matt Stalnik, who will be limited to head coaching duties as an injury scratch from the lineup, and leading scorer Kevin Flavin, who is on break from college and is home visiting his family in Colorado.

Pioneers’ coaches Stalnik and Kevin Creeley announced the following lineup for Saturday’s game (games played in parenthesis)…

Corey Johnson (1)
Chris Pugh (1)
Kyle Wiese (1)
Mike Rancipher Jr. (1)
Kevin Creeley (1)
Riley Hoiem (1)
Matt Herrera (1)
Ivan Gonzalez (1)
George Bundy (1)
Mauricio Sanchez (1)
David Cook
Carlos Dextre
Tom Arndt
Jeff Jalo
Mike Sharpe

Keep up-to-date with the action on Saturday night by following @TumwaterPios on Twitter or by liking the Pios Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tumwaterpioneers.

Following Saturday’s game, the PASL takes a break for the holidays but will return in the new year when the Pioneers host their first home game against the Marysville Ruckus on January 5th at 7:00 PM at Tumwater Indoor Sports. Tickets are available now during business hours at the Tumwater Indoor Sports office.

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This entry was posted on December 13, 2012 by in Press releases and tagged , , , , .

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