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2018 UWS National Championship Venue Annoucement

07/13/2018, 1:00pm EDT
By Admin

East Lansing Soccer Complex to host 2018 UWS National Championship

METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has announced the details for the 2018 UWS National Championship, which will take place on the Weekend of July 21-22.

League officials have named the East Lansing Soccer Complex, located in East Lansing, MI and is the home of the UWS Midwest Conference Regular Season Champions Lansing United, as the host venue for the 2018 UWS National Championship.

The format for the 2018 UWS National Championship will be a four-team, single-elimination tournament that includes each of the four UWS Conference Champions (East, Midwest, Southwest, West). The two National Semifinal matches will be played at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM (EDT) on Saturday, July 21st. The two Semifinal winners will face off in the 2018 UWS National Championship Game on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM.

Currently, two of the spots in the four-team field have already been clinched as the Houston Aces won the Southwest Conference title in Week VIII, while Calgary Foothills Women’s FC secured the West Conference title after the completion of play in Week IX. The winner of the Midwest Conference Playoff Final, which will be contested by Lansing United and Grand Rapids FC Women on Saturday, July 14th at the East Lansing Soccer Complex, will occupy the third spot in the UWS National Championship field. The fourth spot in the tournament belongs to the winner of the East Conference Championship Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 17 and will be hosted by Inferno Rush, as they clinched the East Conference Regular Season title during Week IX. 

Tickets for the 2018 UWS National Championship are priced at $10 for one day or $15 for a two-day pass. 

To purchase tickets for Saturday's Semifinals, click HERE.

To purchase tickets for Sunday's Final, click HERE.

To purchase a Two-Day pass, which gets you in for all three matches, click HERE.

The semifinal matchups as well as live-streaming and other information will be announced closer to the event.

2018 UWS National Championship (East Lansing, MI)

NATIONAL SEMIFINALS: Saturday, July 21. 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM (EDT). Matchups TBD

NATIONAL FINAL: Sunday, July 22. 7:30 PM (EDT) Semifinal winners

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. 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 the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.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.

Week X Preview: UWS West

07/12/2018, 3:30pm EDT
By Admin

COL trek to Southern California for a two-match weekend

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Real Salt Lake Women vs. So Cal Crush FC

7:00 PM MDT – RSL Academy (Herriman, UT)

Real Salt Lake Women and So Cal Crush FC will meet for the second time in six days as the sides squared off last Sunday in La Crescenta, with the host Crush picking up a 4-1 decision for their first victory of the season. The match came as the second in two days for Real Salt Lake Women as the night before, they went out to Santa Clarita and defeated the Blue Heat soundly, with University of Utah product Hailey North netting a hat trick to lead her team to a 4-0 victory. If they were able to take both results last week, RSLW could have made a case to finish in third place in the West. But unfortunately, they know that their fourth-placed spot is secured no matter the result. But still, Mark Davis’ team will want to finish off the campaign on a high note and try to finish .500 at home, as they currently are 1-2-1 at the RSL Academy this season.

So Cal Crush FC will be buzzing after their first victory of the season and comes after a lot of close calls in the weeks leading up to the win. Lauren Wade put in a strong performance last week as she scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the attack. They’ve been a tough team to play over the last few weeks, especially in their home matches against Calgary and Santa Clarita as they forced those two teams to dig deep on the road. And now they will look to try and take home the season double against RSLW and hang their hat on a really strong finish to the season.

LA Galaxy OC Women vs. Colorado Pride

7:00 PM PDT – Orange County Great Park (Irvine, CA)

LA Galaxy OC Women had the perfect situation set up last week as they looked to win the West Conference title in their UWS debut season. They came into last week with a five-match winning streak and had CFWFC playing in very hot conditions on their home field. But ultimately, they couldn’t finish off their chances and when you put nearly double-digit shots on target, you have to put a few away if you want to take home points. So, after the 2-0 loss to Calgary which saw their quest for a title end, LAGOC will look to put that match behind them and finish the season positively against Colorado. In their previous meeting back on June 16, Scott Juniper’s team took home a confident 4-0 victory with Jordan Marada scoring a pair of goals and both Angelina Hix and Sherifa Sumaila tallying a goal. So they will be hoping for more of the same in this matchup.

Colorado had a very front-loaded schedule this season as they played their first seven matches between May 18 through June 16. But have only played once since then, which came on June 24, earning a 4-2 victory at So Cal. So after an 18-day layoff, you would figure that AJ Adcock’s team will be well rested and up for the challenge of facing the second and third placed teams in the West this weekend. In that 4-2 victory over So Cal, Taryn LaBree came alive with a hat trick, earning her spot on the Week VII UWS Team of the Week. Adcock will hope that his team can lean on the University of South Dakota striker again this weekend to try and take a result or two and end the season in fifth place.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Santa Clarita Blue Heat vs. Colorado Pride

6:00 PM PDT – Master’s University (Santa Clarita, CA)

After taking on LAGOC on Friday night, Colorado will head to Santa Clarita to take on the Blue Heat in the final match of the 2018 UWS Regular Season schedule. These two sides played a classic on June 2nd as Santa Clarita used an 86th minute winner from Chloe Castaneda to earn a 3-2 victory, but also saw their goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy come up with one of the saves of the season in stoppage time as she deftly tipped Aleesa Muir’s long distance effort around the post, preserving the three points for her side.

Santa Clarita will be hoping for some similar magic in this contest as after learning that their quest for three-peating as West Conference Champions ended, they were defeated soundly by Real Salt Lake Women on their home turf. That result also confirmed that they would finish the season in third place and while there will be a lot of thinking about what went wrong this season, Leonardo Neveleff’s team will want to come out with some fire and intensity this weekend to end the campaign strongly.

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. 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 the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.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.

Week IX: UWS Team of the Week

07/11/2018, 11:00am EDT
By Admin

Labbé posts conference clinching shutout, Crawford hammers home six goals during key road trip

Metuchen, NJ – As the UWS National Championship draws closer, Week IX confirmed the second of four conference winners as Calgary Foothills Women's FC defeated LA Galaxy OC Women last Friday night to claim the West title. Inferno Rush secured their spot in the East Conference Championship Game by winning two matches in the Western New York region while all the Midwest playoff teams that were in action picked up momentum building wins heading into the postseason.

Calgary Foothills Women's FC picked up a late equalizing goal against Santa Clarita in Week VIII, ensuring that a Week IX win over LA Galaxy OC Women would clinch their first West Conference title. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé came up big with an eight-save shutout to help clinch the West Conference crown, winning the UWS Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in 2018 as she also won the award back in Week IV. In the East Conference, the Inferno Rush picked up road wins against the Rochester Lady Lancers and the Western New York Flash to stay atop the conference standings. The teams' scoring load was carried by Haley Crawford, who scored a pair of goals against Rochester and was responsible for all four goals against the Flash, netting her the UWS Offensive Player of the Week award. She becomes the fourth Inferno Rush player to win a UWS Player of the Week award in 2018, joining Tesa McKibben (Week III) in winning the Offensive Player of the Week along with Defensive Player of the Week winners Kelly O'Brien (Week V) and Ashley Chilcoat (Week VIII).

UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK IX) 

GK Stephanie Labbé (Calgary Foothills Women's FC) - Earned her fourth shutout of the season with an eight-save performance against LA Galaxy OC Women*

D Kaitlin Loughren (Long Island Rough Riders) - Consistent performer in the Rough Riders back line, helped her side to a victory against Worcester

D Talia White (Calgary Foothills Women's FC) - Was part of a strong defensive performance in the West Conference title-clinching victory against LA Galaxy OC Women

D Chantelle Swaby (New England Mutiny) - Strong presence at center back in the win against New Jersey Copa FC

M Chanel Johnson (Connecticut Fusion) - Set the tone early with a pair of first half goals in a major road victory against Western New York Flash*

M Miah Zuazua (North Texas Image) - Had a match to remember against ASA El Paso by scoring a hat trick and adding a pair of assists

M Brooke Barbuto (Rochester Lady Lancers) - Posted another strong performance in the midfield despite falling to the Inferno Rush^

M Dani Evans (Detroit Sun FC) - Continues to lead UWS in assists after a one-goal, one-assist performance against Fort Wayne^

F Haley Crawford (Inferno Rush) - Scored six goals in a pair of matches in the Inferno Rush's road trip in the Western New York region

F Cindy Lay (Grand Rapids FC Women) - Wrapped up the regular season by scoring a hat trick in a dominant win over Fort Wayne

F Hailey North (Real Salt Lake Women) - Notched a hat trick in an impressive road victory over the Santa Clarita Blue Heat*

HONORABLE MENTION 

D Ashley Chilcoat (Inferno Rush) - Guided the Inferno Rush to a pair of road victories, notched an assist against Rochester

M Emily Jorgens (FC Austin Elite) - Posted a two-goal, four-assist weekend as FC Austin Elite split a pair of matches

F Lauren Wade (So Cal Crush FC) - Netted two goals and assisted on another to help So Cal to their first victory of the season

F Christina Arteaga (FC Austin Elite) - Impressive finish to the campaign with a hat trick in a win over ASA El Paso

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Stephanie Labbé (Calgary Foothills Women's FC)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Haley Crawford (Inferno Rush)

* - indicates second appearance on the UWS Team of the Week

^ - indicates third appearance on the UWS Team of the Week

About United Women's Soccer:

UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. 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 the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.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.