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UWS Week III Roundup: East Conference

05/29/2017, 4:15pm EDT
By Admin

Lancaster notch first win with thanks to four-goal Crawford

NEW YORK MAGIC 1, LANCASTER INFERNO 4

BROOKLYN, NY - The Lancaster Inferno (1-1 East) earned their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon at Poly Prep Country Day School, as James Madison University forward Haley Crawford scored four goals to lead the visitors over the New York Magic (0-1-1 East). After conceding an early goal in the first half, the Inferno tied the game in the 22nd minute and never looked back.

In the 12th minute, New York got on the score board first when forward Lissette Rodriguez sent forward Eboni Birch in on goal with a through ball from 20 yards out, beating Lancaster goalkeeper Kelly O’Brien for the 1-0 early lead. Crawford tied the match on an assist from St. Francis University midfielder Siobhan Bross ten minutes later and in the 40th minute had her second goal assisted by defender Trisha Clark.

Crawford completed her first half hat-trick in the 44th minute on an assist from midfielder Emilie Kupsov. The Magic played an offsides trap in this match that caused problems for the Inferno offense and disrupted their chemistry, causing 12 offsides calls. But the visitors would still score in the 51st minute, as Crawford scored her fourth and final goal of the match. Lancaster out-shot New York by a 6-5 margin and Magic keeper Sierra Bonham made two saves.

About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.

UWS Week III Preview: East Conference

05/25/2017, 3:45pm EDT
By Admin

New York and Lancaster share the spotlight in the East this weekend

METUCHEN, NJ - The East Conference of United Women’s Soccer (UWS) only has one game on the slate this Memorial Day Weekend before kicking into high gear in June with six games on the Week IV slate. The New York Magic and Lancaster Inferno will have the spotlight to themselves when it comes to Week III action in the East. Both teams are looking for their first victory of the 2017 season, as New York tied Rochester last Sunday while Lancaster dropped a tough contest to New England last Saturday night.

SATURDAY, MAY 27

New York Magic vs. Lancaster Inferno
6:00 PM EDT - Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn, NY)

The New York Magic (0-0-1 East) return to Brooklyn for the Summer 2017 season as they will host their home games at Poly Prep Country Day School. The Magic ended their 2016 season hosting the Lancaster Inferno (0-1 East) last July and will open their 2017 home slate against the same team. New York didn’t register a win last year in UWS action but they made a point in their 2016 finale via a 0-0 draw against the Inferno. With six stops in the draw, former Magic goalkeeper Samantha Depken claimed the honor of the most amount of saves (67) in all of UWS last year.

Last Sunday, New York started off their 2017 campaign in a more positive fashion as new goalkeeper Sierra Bonham had some last-second heroics in the 1-1 draw against the Rochester Lady Lancers (0-2-1 East). Bonham lunged to her right to thwart Rochester forward Taylor Wingerden’s penalty kick and saved the road draw for New York. She would be named to the UWS Team of the Week alongside defender Reny Viviana Roncancio Farfan, who scored the equalizer on a corner kick by forward Mami Yamaguchi in the 36th minute.

Lancaster started poorly in last Saturday’s 3-2 loss on the road to the New England Mutiny (2-0 East) but finished strong, forcing a tense conclusion to the match. Forward Haley Crawford and midfielder Traci Mohl scored the goals for the Inferno, but it was defender Trisha Clark who was named to the UWS Team of the Week. The center back single-handedly kept the potent Mutiny offense at bay in the second half with her well-timed interceptions and tackles.

About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.

UWS Week II: Team Of The Week

05/23/2017, 10:15am EDT
By Admin

Detroit, New England & So Cal Crush lead second edition of the weekly awards

METUCHEN, NJ - There was action and excitement in all three conferences of United Women’s Soccer (UWS) this past weekend with upsets, tense draws and close wins highlighting the Week II slate. In the East, the New England Mutiny have taken the early lead in the conference race while the other teams have begun to lineup behind them. In the Midwest, Detroit Sun FC were victorious in an early season showdown with Grand Rapids FC. And in the West opener, newcomers So Cal Crush FC stunned conference powerhouse Real Salt Lake Women on the road.

When it comes to the second edition of the UWS Team of the Week for the Summer 2017 season, the performances of the players from those three victorious sides are highlighted. But there were plenty of other notable performances in UWS action, as drama was the word of the weekend in all three conferences around the country. And the scoring races (conference & league) have begun to pick up steam as well.

UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK II)

F MORGAN SANTORO (Long Island Rough Riders) - 2 goals in 3-0 win over New Jersey
F KATE HOWARTH (New England Mutiny) - 2 goals in 3-2 win over Lancaster
F SKYLAR FLEAK (Toledo Villa FC) - 2 goals in 2-2 draw vs. Michigan
MF RILEY HOULE (New England Mutiny) - goal, assist in 3-2 win over Lancaster
MF CARISSIMA CUTRONA (Western New York Flash) - goal in 2-2 draw vs. New York Surf
MF DANI EVANS (Detroit Sun FC) - solid midfield play in 2-1 win over Grand Rapids
MF TAYLOR ELLIOTT (Long Island Rough Riders) - goal in 3-0 win over New Jersey
D RENY VIVIANA RONCANCIO FARFAN (New York Magic) - goal in 1-1 draw vs. Rochester
D MALLORY CARCICH (So Cal Crush FC) - solid defense in 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake
D MADISON DUNCAN (Michigan Legends FC) - solid defense in 2-2 draw vs. Toledo
GK ADRIANA MALDONADO (So Cal Crush FC) - shutout in 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake

HONORABLE MENTION

F NANCY AVESYAN (So Cal Crush FC) - assist on GWG in 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake
F ALEXA ANTETOMASO (Rochester Lady Lancers) - goal in 1-1 draw vs. New York Magic
F MADISON SCHUPBACH (Detroit Sun FC) - 2 goals in 2-1 win over Grand Rapids
MF BRENNA BROWN (New England Mutiny) - solid midfield play in 3-2 win over Lancaster
D KAELYN GAMEL (Western New York Flash) - 2nd appearance on UWS Team of the Week
D TRISHA CLARK (Lancaster Inferno) - solid defense in 3-2 loss to New England
GK SIERRA BONHAM (New York Magic) - saved PK on final play of game to preserve 1-1 draw

About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.