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UWS Roundup: Week III

05/28/2019, 5:30pm EDT
By Nate O. Davis

Thirty-nine goals & eight shutouts in Week 3

UWS Midwest

Michigan Legends (1) v. Detroit Sun (4) - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Detroit Sun (2-1-0) beat the Michigan Legends (1-2-0) on the road in a mid-week, Midwest match of two Michigan sides. Rachel Deluca had two goals for the visitors. Gabby Mencotti had a goal and two assists. Bella Jodzis contributed a goal for Detroit while Dani Evans had two assists. Caroline Halonen had the lone goal for the Legends.

Next Match

Michigan - 7:00 PM EDT, Friday, May 31 v. Grand Rapids

Detroit - 8:00 PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 @ Indiana

AFC Ann Arbor (0) v. Lansing United (2) - Friday, May 24, 2019

A long through ball before halftime (45’) to Camryn Evans, placed neatly with her right foot into the left-hand post, gave Lansing United (3-0-0) a 1-0 lead over AFC (1-3-0). A mis-clearance by AFC to the top of the box gave Camryn Evans a second goal of the night (70’). The one-touch finish was sailed under the bar, placing the ball and game out of reach.

Next Match

Ann Arbor - 5:00 PM EDT, Sunday, June 2 v. Michigan

Lansing - 7:30 PM EDT, Friday, May 31 @ Indiana

Grand Rapids FC (3) v. Indiana Union (3) - Friday, May 24, 2019

In five steps and twenty-three minutes into the match, Riko Sagara gave Grand Rapids FC (0-2-1) an early lead from the penalty spot. Four minutes later, Samantha Dewey tied up score for Indiana (1-0-1). After trading shots, Indiana took the lead into halftime with a goal from Cassidy Lindley (42’). Ten minutes into the second half, Kendra Longoria tied up the game for GRFC. Marti Corby’s goal (67’) seemed to be enough for GRFC, but a late goal compliments of Delaney Benich ensured the two sides would share the points.

Next Match

Grand Rapids - 7:00 PM EDT, Friday, May 31 @ Michigan

Indiana - 7:30 PM EDT, Friday, May 31 v. Lansing

Michigan Legends (1) v. AFC Ann Arbor (0) - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Michigan Legends & AFC Ann Arbor faced off in their second match of the week. AFC coming off a 0-2 loss against Lansing the night before, and Michigan Legends’ 4-1 loss against Detroit Sun FC last Wednesday. The two teams battled it out, resulting in the lone goal of the match being scored by Michigan Legend’s Gianna Parlove off an assist by Nikhita Jacob.

Next Match

Michigan - 7:00 PM EDT, Friday, May 31 v. Grand Rapids

Ann Arbor - 5:00 PM EDT, Sunday, June 2 v. Michigan

UWS East

New Jersey Copa FC (0) v. Long Island Rough Riders (2) - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Early chances for both teams led to a Grace Hawkins goal (26’). The one-time finish into the upper 90 of the right-hand side of the goal gave Long Island (2-2-0) the lead over New Jersey (1-2-0). A free kick for New Jersey (38’) about thirty yards out sailed over crossbar. The two sides battled it out as yellow cards were brandished for both teams, two for New Jersey and one for Long Island. Alexa Schneider provided the insurance goal for Long Island (82’), another long range finish, securing three points for on the road for Long Island.

Next Match

New Jersey - 4:30 PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 v. Lancaster

Long Island - 2:00 PM EDT, Sunday, June 2 @ Rochester

Connecticut Fusion (4) v. Rochester Lancers (0) - Friday, May 24, 2019

The Connecticut Fusion (3-0) scored 3 goals in the first 12 minutes of action to defeat the Rochester Lancers (0-1-1) by a 4-0 result. Chanel Johnson put her stamp on the match in the opening minutes with a goal and assist. Meghan Doyle added three goals for the Fusion who took over sole possession of first place with the victory.

Next Match

Connecticut - 7:00 PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 @ New England

Rochester - 2:00 PM EDT, Sunday, June 2 v. Long Island

Worcester Smiles (0) v. Rochester Lancers (6) - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Turn about was fair play as the Rochester Lancers (1-1-1) salvaged a split over the weekend with a 6-0 defeat of the Worcester Smiles (0-3-0). The Lancers got two goals & two assists apiece from forwards Claire Myers and Leah Wengender. In addition, Taylor Wingerden had 1 goal & 1 assist, and Olivia Damico scored one goal in their victory.

Next Match

Worcester - 6:30 PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 @ Syracuse

Rochester - 2:00 PM EDT, Sunday, June 2 v. Long Island

Lancaster Inferno (3) v. Syracuse Development Academy (2) - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lancaster (1-1-0) opened the scoring with a goal (45’) from Haley Crawford, who got on the end of a through ball from Bri Kropinack, dribbled across the box from the right, and finished in the left-hand side of the net.  Early in the second half (55’), Syracuse (0-1-1) tied up the score when Eva Gordon, chased down a long ball from Brooke Barbuto, shooting low and hard into the corner. A free kick at the top of the box was all Tesa McKibben needed to give Lancaster a 2-1 lead (58’).  Tesa McKibben finished a ball from Bri Kropinack to give Lancaster a 3-1 lead (78’). Syracuse would get one back (89’) courtesy of Kristen Underwood off a free kick of their own but Lancaster was able to close out the game for a 3-2 win.

Next Match

Lancaster - 4:30 PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 @ New Jersey

Syracuse - 6:30PM EDT, Saturday, June 1 v. Worcester

UWS Southwest

Houston Aces (1) v. FC Austin Elite (0) - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Among a mass of cleats and hands in the 6, Jen LaPonte found the ball and placed it into the right-hand side of the net. That lone goal (29’) was enough to keep Houston (2-0-0) as the lone leader in The Lone Star State and atop the Southwest standings. Both Houston and Austin (0-1-0) meet San Antonio in their next match.

Next Match

Houston - 7:00 PM CDT, Saturday, June 1 @ San Antonio

Austin - 7:00 PM CDT, Saturday, June 8 @ San Antonio

UWS West

Colorado Pride (0) v. Santa Clarita Blue Heat (2) - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Santa Clarita Blue Heat (1-1-0) got into the win column with a dominating performance against the Colorado Pride (0-1-0). The final 2-0 margin could have been worse if not for a heroic 15 save outing from Pride goalkeeper Alexis Walker. Santa Clarita’s Tara McKeown (USC/USWNT U20) scored off an assist by Ashley Sanchez & Hailey Phipps finished a ball from Yadira Toraya. Blue Heat midfielder Ashley Sanchez (UCLA/USWNT U20) was the player of the match - dominating the center of the pitch.

Next Match

Colorado - 6:00 PM PDT, Sunday, June 2 @ Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita - 6:00 PM PDT, Sunday, June 2 v. Colorado

Queen City United (0) v. Calgary Foothills (5) - Sunday, May 26

Calgary (1-0-0) opened their season with a 5-0 win over Queen City (0-1-0). Tanya Boychuk (Canada WNT U20) scored four goals for Calgary and Rehana Murani contributed one of her own. The two teams are set for a rematch next week, this time at Calgary.

Next Match

Queen City - 2:00 PM MDT, Sunday June 2 @ Calgary

Calgary - 2:00 PM MDT, Sunday June 2 v. Queen City

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