Tumwater Pioneers will not return for second season
The Tumwater Pioneers indoor soccer team will not return for their second season in the PASL Premier. Health issues have forced the Pios owner to close Tumwater Indoor Sports and they will not field a team for the 2013-2014 season.
The Pioneers had a rough lone year in Tumwater going 1-7, their lone win coming in their home finale, a 9-7 win over the shorthanded Oregon Blacktails. Evergreen alum Kevin Flavin scored 12 goals and was named PASL Northwest player of the week by goalWA.net for his five goal performance against the Marysville Ruckus on January 5th.
On a personal note, I worked for the Tumwater Pioneers volunteering to build and run their website and social media outlets, I was their PA announcer and played the music and sound effects at the games. I’m disappointed that the team will not be back and I am hoping to possibly put something together to bring another team to town. Our crowds were really fun and I think we could do even better both on and off the field in the 2013-2014 season with me in charge. Not sure yet if it is even possible to get a team up and running but I am at least exploring the possibility.
In other PASL Premier news, the South Sound Shock, the Tacoma based team that played their home games in Tumwater in 2012 and two home games at Tumwater Indoor Sports last season will likely play their full home schedule in Gig Harbor this season.
Thanks to all of the Pioneers players and fans for a fun single season. I hope I can see you out there again sometime soon.