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Week IX: UWS Team Of The Week

07/09/2019, 7:15pm EDT
By UWS PR

McEachern saves Detroit's season; Lamontagne's class leads Calgary

METUCHEN, NJ - The final weekend of the regular season in United Women's Soccer (UWS) was an exciting one as playoff positioning and postseason berths into the league's National Championship (July 19-21) were still up for grabs. The Detroit Sun needed a victory to secure a spot in the four-team UWS Midwest playoffs and goalkeeper Katelyn McEachern picked a great time for her first shutout of the season. The 3-0 win over Grand Rapids FC vaulted Detroit into third-place in the final conference standings. Calgary Foothills WFC also needed a win to confirm their second consecutive UWS West title and forward Alex Lamontagne led the offense with a hat trick in a comprehensive victory over the Colorado Pride. The Canadian international has been a force since her mid-season return to Calgary and they will now head straight to the UWS Championship via an automatic berth.

For their efforts, Alex Lamontagne and Katelyn McEachern have respectively been named the Offensive & Defensive Players of the Week! For the full list of our weekly honors, see below:

UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK IX)

F Maya Gabruch (Queen City United) - game-winning goal in 2-0 victory over Colorado

F Kate Howarth (New England Mutiny) $ - hat trick for UWS leading scorer in 3-0 win over Lancaster

F Alex Lamontagne (Calgary Foothills WFC) ^ - hat trick in 6-0 win over Colorado that clinched UWS West title

M/F Christina Arteaga (FC Austin Elite) * - two goals against San Antonio that clinched second-place finish

M Christina Tesoriero (Long Island Rough Riders) - GWG in 3-1 win over Syracuse; helped clinch playoff spot

M Megan Carroll (Lancaster Inferno) - No. 1 star for Lancaster in both games of a 1-1-0 weekend

M Yvonne Northover (Calgary Foothills WFC) * - led the midfield in West-title clinching win

D Rachel Marchini (Connecticut Fusion) - led defense in 3-0 shutout win over New Jersey

D Meghan Cunningham (New England Mutiny) - led defense in 3-0 shutout win on road over Lancaster

D Genessee Daughetee (LA Galaxy OC) ^ - another "high level performance" at left back in vital 1-1 draw

GK Katelyn McEachern (Detroit Sun FC) - first shutout of 2019 in 3-0 win over GRFC; helped clinch playoff spot

HONORABLE MENTION

F Penelope Hocking (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) - go-ahead goal in 1-1 draw vs. LA Galaxy OC

M/F #9 Maegen Doyle (Connecticut Fusion) ^ - goal and assist in 3-0 win over New Jersey

M Payton Izsak (Queen City United) - ran the midfield in the 2-0 win over Colorado

M Jenna Nighswonger (LA Galaxy OC) - US U-23 scores huge game-tying goal in stoppage time vs. Santa Clarita

M Morgan Kloosterman (Detroit Sun FC) - led midfield in vital 3-0 win over Grand Rapids FC

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - F Alex Lamontagne (Calgary Foothills WFC)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - GK Katelyn McEachern (Detroit Sun FC)

* indicates second appearance on TOTW
^ indicates third appearance on TOTW
# indicates fourth appearance on TOTW
$ indicates fifth appearance on TOTW

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