Men's semi-pro indoor soccer team
TUMWATER, WA – The Tumwater Pioneers arena soccer team welcomes the PASL Northwest Division first place South Sound Shock back to Tumwater Indoor Sports on Saturday, January 12th at 7:00 PM. The Tacoma based Shock are splitting their home games between Gig Harbor and Tumwater this season but will be the visitors in this battle of arenamates that matches up the last two goalWA.net PASL Northwest players of the week, Tumwater’s Kevin Flavin and South Sound’s Nate Ford.
The Pioneers took a big lead and battled valiantly in their home opener on Saturday night but fell to Marysville, 11-9, to fall to 0-3 this season. Flavin scored five goals in the game including four in the first half and a final goal in the fourth period that briefly gave the Pios a 9-8 lead. Kevin Creeley, George Bundy, Logan Smith and Matt Stalnik each added a goal in the loss.
In a rematch of a classic game from earlier this season that saw the Kitsap Pumas tie the game with just four seconds to play, the Shock took over first place with a 7-4 win and now sit at 3-0-1 this season. Lukas Rydberg and Taylor Jackson each scored twice and Aaron Anderson racked up 17 saves in goal. This is the Shock’s second game at Tumwater Indoor Sports this season. They opened the 2012-2013 campaign in Tumwater with a 9-6 win over the Oregon Blacktails.
Saturday’s game is the first of a two game series between the Pioneers and the Shock at Tumwater Indoor Sports. The Pios are the home team this weekend while the Shock will play hosts on January 19th.
Tickets for the South Sound showdown are just $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. The Rivers Edge/Budd Bay Cafe beer garden will be open to fans 21-and-over with ID and concessions will be provided by Tacos de Doña Mary. First kick is scheduled for 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00.
Directions to Tumwater Indoor Sports from Olympia: From I-5 South – Take exit 101, Tumwater Boulevard, and turn left on to Tumwater Boulevard. Turn right on to Center Street. Turn right on to 78th Avenue and left into the Tumwater Indoor Sports parking lot. From Capital Boulevard – Turn right on to Tumwater Boulevard. Turn left on to Center Street. Turn right on to 78th Avenue and left into the Tumwater Indoor Sports parking lot. The address for TIS is 7845 Center Street, Tumwater, WA.
Media notes (PDF): Tumwater South Sound Notes