METUCHEN, NJ - Memorial Day weekend saw a reduced slate of games in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) but there were still plenty of outstanding individual performances around the national pro-am league. The defending UWS champion Santa Clarita Blue Heat (1-0 West) kicked off in impressive fashion, besting newcomers So Cal Crush FC (1-1 West) in a local derby while Real Salt Lake Women (1-1 West) bounced back from a disappointing Week II opener. An outstanding one-woman show in attack led the Lancaster Inferno (1-1 East) to their first victory of the Summer 2017 season. The GRFC Women (2-1 Midwest) picked up their second win of the conference campaign.
UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK III)
F HALEY CRAWFORD (Lancaster Inferno) - all four goals in 4-1 win over New York
F CAROLINA VENEGAS (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) - two goals including GWG in 4-0 win over So Cal Crush FC
F HAILEY SKOLMOSKI (Real Salt Lake Women) - goal, assist in 3-0 win over Calgary
MF/F AMELIA WHITE (Fort Wayne United Gryphons) - #1 team nomination in both games, GWG vs. Indy Premier
MF EMILY MADRIL (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) - two goals in 4-0 win over So Cal Crush FC
MF ANNIE STEINLAGE (GRFC Women) - ran the show in midfield in 1-0 win over Fort Wayne
MF JACEY PEDERSON (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) - great flank play & set up GWG vs. So Cal Crush FC
D/MF TRISHA CLARK (Lancaster Inferno) - solid defense and assist in 4-1 win over New York
D NATALIE NORRIS (Real Salt Lake Women) - stellar play on the back line in 3-0 win over Calgary
D OLIVIA TROMBLEY (GRFC Women) - solid defense in shutout win over Fort Wayne
GK REBECCA RITCHIE (Real Salt Lake Women) - four big saves in shutout win over Calgary
F TORI SINGSTOCK (Michigan Legends FC) - game-winning goal in 1-0 victory over Indy Premier
F AVERY LOCKWOOD (GRFC Women) - solid play coming on as a second half substitute
F/MF BRADY RILEY (Indy Premier SC) - played all 180 minutes in both games
MF SIOBHAN BROSS (Lancaster Inferno) - assist in 4-1 win over New York
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.