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Re: W League
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2008, 11:35:00 AM »
Week 8

Monday 23rd June

Western Division
Real Colorado Cougars 3 Ventura County Fusion 0

Tuesday 24th June

Midwest Division
Fort Wayne Fever 0 FC Indiana Lionesses 6

North East Division
New Jersey Wildcats 0 Jersey Sky Blue 1

Western Division
Seattle Sounders 0 Pali Blues 1

Wednesday 25th June

Northern Division
Vermont Lady Voltage 1 W. Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 5

Thursday 26th June

Midwest Division
Chicago Gaels 6 West Michigan Firewomen 0

Friday 27th June

Atlantic Division
Atlanta Silverbacks 4 Bradenton Athletics 0
Charlotte Lady Eagles 1 Carolina Railhawks 0

Midwest Division
Fort Wayne Fever 1 Michigan Hawks 0
Minnesota Lightning 0 Cleveland Internationals 0

Northern Division
Laval Comets 2 Hamilton Avalanche 1

Western Division
Ventura County Fusion 1 Fort Collins Force 4

Saturday 28th June

Atlantic Division
Carolina Railhawks 4 Hampton Roads Piranhas 1
Richmond Kickers Destiny 4 West Virginia Illusion 0
Tampa Bay Hellenic 4 Carolina Dynamo 0

North East Division
Boston Renegades 1 New Jersey Wildcats 0
Northern Virginia Majestics 0 Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 0

Northern Division
London Gryphons 1 Ottawa Fury 5
Vermont Lady Voltage 0 Rochester Rhinos 3

Western Division
Los Angeles Legends 1 Fort Collins Force 1
 
Sunday 29th June

Atlantic Division
Bradenton Athletics 2 Carolina Dynamo 5

Midwest Division
Chicago Gaels 5 Cleveland Internationals 0
Fort Wayne Fever 0 Kalamazoo Outrage 0
Michigan Hawks 1 West Michigan Firewomen 0

North East Division
New York Magic 2 New Jersey Wildcats 1

Northern Division
Hamilton Avalanche 1 Ottawa Fury 3

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Re: W League
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2008, 11:10:39 AM »
Central Conference – Mid West Division
Up to Sunday 29th June 2008
1 FC Indiana Lionesses         9   8   1   0    39     2    25
2 Chicago Gaels                  8   6   0   2    22     6    18
3 Minnesota Lightning          7   5   2   0    15     5    17
4 Cleveland Internationals    8   4   1   3     17   15   13
5 Michigan Hawks              10   4   1   5    11    16   13
6 Kalamazoo Outrage           9   1   2   6     3    22     5
7 Fort Wayne Fever              9   1   1   7     7    26     4
8 West Michigan Firewomen  8   1   0   7     5    27     3

Central Conference – Northern Division
Up to Sunday 29th June 2008
1 Toronto Lady Lynx                    9   7   1   1   21   7   22
2 Ottawa Fury                             8   7   0   1   30   6   21
3 Laval Comets                           8   7   0   1   28   6   21
4 Hamilton Avalanche                  8   4   1   3   12    9   13
5 Rochester Rhinos                      7   4   1   2  10   11  13
6 London Gryphons                     9   2   1   6    9   24    7
7 W.Massachusetts Lady Pioneers  8   1   0   7    7   24   3
8 Vermont Lady Voltage             11   0   0  11   3   33    0

Eastern Conference – Atlantic Division
Up to Sunday 29th June 2008
1  Atlanta Silverbacks        10  10   0   0   36    3    30
2  Charlotte Lady Eagles     11   9   1   1   32    9    28
3  Tampa Bay Hellenic       10    7   0   3   21   12   21
4  Carolina Railhawks        10   5   1   4   16   12    16
5  Carolina Dynamo           12   4   2   6   21   24    14
6  Hampton Roads Piranhas  8   3   0   5   11   16     9
7  Richmond Kickers Destiny 9   2   0   7    9   23     6
8  Bradenton Athletics        10   2   0   8   10   32     6
9  West Virginia Illusion      10   1   0   9    5   30     3

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to Sunday 29th June 2008
1  Boston Renegades                10   8   0   2    25    5    24
2  Long Island Rough Riders       8   6   1   1    17    7    19
3  Jersey Sky Blue                     9   6   1   2    10    5    19
4  Washington Freedom             7   5   1   1    15    5    16
5  Connecticut Passion               8   4   2   2    17  16    14
6  New Jersey Wildcats             10   2   1   7   15  23      7
8  Northern Virginia Majestics      9   1   4   4   11  19      7
7  New York Magic                     9   1   3   5     8  17      6
9  Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 10   0   1   9     4  25      1

Western Conference
Up to Sunday 29th June 2008
1  Pali Blues                     8   8   0   0   27     3    24
2  Vancouver Whitecaps     9   5   2   2   14    14   17
3  Fort Collins Force          8   3   2   3    12     7   11
4  Real Colorado Cougars   6   3   2   1     9     8    11
5  Seattle Sounders           6   1   3   2     3     5     6
6  Ventura County Fusion   9   1   1   7     8    25     4
7  Los Angeles Legends      8   0   2   6    5    16     2
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Re: W League
« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2008, 11:13:51 AM »
Week 9

Monday 30th June

Western Division
Pali Blues 2 Fort Collins Force 0
Seattle Sounders 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 2

Tuesday 1st July

Midwest Division
FC Indiana Lionesses 10 West Michigan Firewomen 1

Wednesday 2nd July

Midwest Division
Cleveland Internationals 2 Michigan Hawks 1

North East Division
Northern Virginia Majestics 0 Washington Freedom 1

Thursday 3rd July

Atlantic Division
Bradenton Athletics 0 Atlanta Silverbacks 6
Carolina Railhawks 0 Charlotte Lady Eagles 3
Hampton Roads Piranhas 0 Richmond Kickers Destiny 1

Western Division
Ventura County Fusion 0 Seattle Sounders 3

Friday 4th July

Atlantic Division
Tampa Bay Hellenic 0 Atlanta Silverbacks 0

Midwest Division
Kalamazoo Outrage 0 Chicago Gaels 2

Northern Division
Laval Comets 0 Ottawa Fury 3

Saturday 5th July

Atlantic Division
Bradenton Athletics 1 Hampton Roads Piranhas 5

Midwest Division
Cleveland Internationals 0 Chicago Gaels 2

North East Division
Boston Renegades 3 Long Island Rough Riders 3
Jersey Sky Blue 0 Connecticut Passion 1
New Jersey Wildcats 0 Washington Freedom 4

Northern Division
Toronto Lady Lynx 8 Rochester Rhinos 0

Western Division
Pali Blues 1 Seattle Sounders 0

Sunday 6th July

Atlantic Division
Tampa Bay Hellenic 1 Hampton Roads Piranhas 1

Midwest Division
Minnesota Lightning 0 FC Indiana Lionesses 6

North East Division
Connecticut Passion 1 Long Island Rough Riders 2
New York Magic 1 Jersey Sky Blue 1

Northern Division
Ottawa Fury 2 Hamilton Avalanche 1
Rochester Rhinos 3 London Gryphons 2

Western Division
Los Angeles Legends 2 Seattle Sounders 4
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Re: W League
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2008, 01:11:11 PM »
Central Conference – Mid West Division
Up to Sunday 6th July 2008
1 FC Indiana Lionesses        11  10  1   0    55    3    31
2 Chicago Gaels                 10   8   0   2    26    6    24
3 Minnesota Lightning          8   5   2   1    15   11    17
4 Cleveland Internationals   10   5   1   4    19   18    16
5 Michigan Hawks              11   4   1   6    12   18    13
6 Kalamazoo Outrage         10   1   2   7     3    24     5
7 Fort Wayne Fever              9   1   1   7     7    26     4
8 West Michigan Firewomen  9   1   0   8     6    37     3

Central Conference – Northern Division
Up to Sunday 6th July 2008
1 Ottawa Fury                             10   9   0   1   35   7   27
2 Toronto Lady Lynx                    10   8   1   1   29   7   25
3 Laval Comets                             9   7   0   2   28   9   21
4 Rochester Rhinos                       9   5   1   3   13  21   16
5 Hamilton Avalanche                    9   4   1   4   13  11  13
6 London Gryphons                     10   2   1   7   11  27    7
7 W.Massachusetts Lady Pioneers   8   1   0    7    7   24   3
8 Vermont Lady Voltage               11   0   0  11   3   33    0

Eastern Conference – Atlantic Division
Up to Sunday 6th July 2008
1  Atlanta Silverbacks          12  11   1   0   42    3    34
2  Charlotte Lady Eagles      12  10   1   1   35     9    31
3  Tampa Bay Hellenic         12    7  2   3    22   13   23
4  Carolina Railhawks          11   5   1   5    16   15   16
5  Carolina Dynamo             12   4   2   6    21   24   14
6  Hampton Roads Piranhas  11    4   1   6   17   19   13
7  Richmond Kickers Destiny 10   3   0    7   10   23    9
8  Bradenton Athletics          12   2   0  10   11   43    6
9  West Virginia Illusion       10   1   0   9    5     30    3

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to Sunday 6th July 2008
1  Boston Renegades                11   8   1   2    28    8   25
2  Long Island Rough Riders      10   7   2   1    22  11   23
3  Washington Freedom             9    7   1   1    20    5   22
4  Jersey Sky Blue                    11   6   2   3    11    7   20
5  Connecticut Passion              10   5   2   3    19  18    17
6  Northern Virginia Majestics    10   1   4   5    11  20      7
7  New York Magic                   10   1   4   5      9  18      7
8  New Jersey Wildcats             11   2   1   8    15  27      7
9  Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 10   0   1   9     4   25     1

Western Conference
Up to Sunday 6th July 2008
1  Pali Blues                    10  10   0   0   30     3    30
2  Vancouver Whitecaps    10   5   3   2    16   16    18
3  Seattle Sounders          10   3   4   3    12   10    13
4  Fort Collins Force           9   3   2   4    12     9    11
5  Real Colorado Cougars    6   3   2   1     9      8    11
6  Ventura County Fusion  10    1   1   8     8    28     4
7  Los Angeles Legends      9    0   2   7     7    20     2

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Re: W League
« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2008, 10:38:46 AM »
Week 10

Tuesday 8th July

Midwest Division
Fort Wayne Fever 6 West Michigan Firewomen 3

Wednesday 9th July

North East Division
Jersey Sky Blue 1 Long Island Rough Riders 0

Northern Division
London Gryphons 1 Hamilton Avalanche 2
Toronto Lady Lynx 2 Laval Comets 1
W.Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 1 Vermont Lady Voltage 1

Western Division
Fort Collins Force 1 Real Colorado Cougars 1

Thursday 10th July

Midwest Division
Michigan Hawks 0 FC Indiana Lionesses 7

Western Division
Pali Blues 6 Real Colorado Cougars 0

Friday 11th July

Atlantic Division
Carolina Dynamo 0 Tampa Bay Hellenic 3
West Virginia Illusion 0 Richmond Kickers Destiny 1

Midwest Division
Kalamazoo Outrage 1 Minnesota Lightning 4
West Michigan Firewomen 1 Cleveland Internationals 1

North East Division
Northern Virginia Majestics 1 New Jersey Wildcats 1

Saturday 12th July

Atlantic Division
Carolina Railhawks 3 Tampa Bay Hellenic 2
Charlotte Lady Eagles 2 Atlanta Silverbacks 4
West Virginia Illusion 0 Hampton Roads Piranhas 4

Midwest Division
Chicago Gaels 6 Michigan Hawks 0
Fort Wayne Fever 1 Cleveland Internationals 2

North East Division
Boston Renegades 2 Connecticut Passion 1
Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 0 New York Magic 2
Washington Freedom 3 Jersey Sky Blue 0

Northern Division
Ottawa Fury 2 Rochester Rhinos 0
Toronto Lady Lynx 4 Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 3
Vermont Lady Voltage 1 London Gryphons 2

Western Division
Los Angeles Legends 1 Real Colorado Cougars 2

Sunday 13th July

Atlantic Division
Richmond Kickers Destiny 3 Carolina Dynamo 2

Midwest Division
FC Indiana Lionesses 2 Kalamazoo Outrage 0
West Michigan Firewomen 0 Minnesota Lightning 3

North East Division
New Jersey Wildcats 1 Connecticut Passion 2
Northern Virginia Majestics 1 New York Magic 0
Washington Freedom 6 Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 1

Northern Division
Hamilton Avalanche 0 Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 0
Laval Comets 0 Rochester Rhinos 0

Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps 3 Fort Collins Force 1
Ventura County Fusion 0 Real Colorado Cougars 2



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Re: W League
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
Coaches set for USL W-League Combine
USL News Release

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced today the eight coaches selected to manage the 128 players that will be participating in the inaugural USL W-League Combine this upcoming September 4-7 in Tampa, Florida. Each division of the W-League will be represented by at least one coach at the event, which will provide players with professional aspirations an opportunity to showcase their talents for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and other professional scouts and coaches.

The coaches managing the eight squads that will be assembled from the elite players selected for the event will be Peter Amos (Rochester Rhinos), Tony Anglin (Atlanta Silverbacks), Shek Borkowski (FC Indiana Lionesses), Craig Deacon (Fort Collins Force), George Fotopoulos (Tampa Bay Hellenic), Darren Gallagher (Boston Renegades), Denise Reddy (Jersey Sky Blue) and Craig Smith (Ottawa Fury). The coaches will conduct training sessions on the opening day and manage a series of three games for each team over the following three days of the event. In addition to their duties at the event, the coaches will also serve as advisors in regards to identifying the current elite W-League players in the selection process.

The combine will consist of invited elite W-League players as well as those selected from an open application process. The deadline for players submitting an Open Application is August 6. It will be held at the Ed Radice Sports Complex, home to the W-League Tampa Bay Hellenic and the USL Super Y-League North American Finals.

The USL W-League Combine will cap what will be an important five-week span in North American women’s soccer beginning with the W-League Championship tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 31 to August 2. The rest of August will feature the US and Canadian women’s national teams vying for Olympic glory in China from August 6-21.

With many current and former internationals, as well as collegiate standouts, it is expected that numerous players drafted and signed by WPS will hail from the W-League. Historically, the same occurred with the launch of the Women’s United Soccer Association in 2001. A total of 92 current and former W-League players were allocated or drafted by the WUSA leading up to the first of its three seasons.

http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/home/261442.html

The link includes profiles of the 8 coaches. Two of them, Tony Anglin of Atlanta Silverbacks and Craig Smith at Ottawa Fury have a British background on either side of the border - Toad can probably guess which ;D 

A third coach, Craig Deacon at Fort Collins Force, spent a chunk of his playing career at Barnsley and Brighton. 



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Re: W League
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »
Central Conference – Mid West Division
Up to Sunday 13th July 2008
1 FC Indiana Lionesses        13  12   1   0    64   3     37
2 Chicago Gaels                  11   9   0   2    32    6    27
3 Minnesota Lightning          10   7   2   1    22  12    23
4 Cleveland Internationals    12   6   2   4    22  20    20
5 Michigan Hawks               13   4   1   8    12  31    13
6 Fort Wayne Fever             11   2   1   8    14  31     7
7 Kalamazoo Outrage          12   1   2   9      4  30     5
8 West Michigan Firewomen 12   1   1  10    10  47    4

Central Conference – Northern Division
Up to Sunday 13th July 2008
1 Toronto Lady Lynx                    12  10  1   1   35  11   31
2 Ottawa Fury                             11  10  0   1   37   7    30
3 Laval Comets                           11   7   1   3   29  11   22
4 Hamilton Avalanche                  11   5   2   4   15  12   17
5 Rochester Rhinos                      11   5   2   4   13  23   17
6 London Gryphons                     12   3   1   8   14  30   10
7 W.Massachusetts Lady Pioneers  11   1   2   8   11  29    5
8 Vermont Lady Voltage               13   0   1  12   5   36    1

Eastern Conference – Atlantic Division
Up to Sunday 13th July 2008
1  Atlanta Silverbacks          13  12   1   0   46    5    37
2  Charlotte Lady Eagles      13  10   1   2   37    13   31
3  Tampa Bay Hellenic         14   8   2   4    27   16   26
4  Carolina Railhawks          12   6   1   5    19   17   19
5  Hampton Roads Piranhas  12   5   1   6    21   19   16
6  Richmond Kickers Destiny 12   5   0   7    14   25   15
7  Carolina Dynamo             14   4   2   8    23   30   14
8  Bradenton Athletics          12   2   0  10   11   43     6
9  West Virginia Illusion       12   1   0  11    5    35     3

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to Sunday 13th July 2008
1  Washington Freedom            11    9   1   1   29    6   28
2  Boston Renegades                12   9   1   2    30    9   28
2  Long Island Rough Riders      11   7   2   2    22  12   23
4  Jersey Sky Blue                    13   7   2   4    12  10   23
5  Connecticut Passion              12   6   2   4    22  21   20
6  Northern Virginia Majestics    12   2   5   5    13  21   11
7  New York Magic                   12   2   4   6     11  19   10
8  New Jersey Wildcats             13   2   2   9     17  30    8
9  Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 12   0   1  11     5   33    1

Western Conference
Up to Sunday 13th July 2008
1  Pali Blues                    11  11  0   0    36     3    33
2  Vancouver Whitecaps    11   6   3   2    19   17    21
3  Real Colorado Cougars  10   5   3   2    14   16    18
4  Seattle Sounders          10   3   4   3    12   10    13
5  Fort Collins Force         11   3   3   5    14   13    12
6  Ventura County Fusion  11   1   1   9      8   30      4
7  Los Angeles Legends    10    0   2   8     8   22      2

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Re: W League
« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2008, 11:53:08 AM »
Week 11

Monday 14th July

Midwest Division
Chicago Gaels 1 Minnesota Lightning 0

Tuesday 15th July

Western Division
Seattle Sounders 6 Fort Collins Force 1

Wednesday 16th July

North East Division
Connecticut Passion 2 Boston Renegades 1
Washington Freedom 1 Long Island Rough Riders 0

Northern Division
Hamilton Avalanche 1 London Gryphons 1
Ottawa Fury 3 Laval Comets 0
Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 3 Rochester Rhinos 2

Thursday 17th July

Midwest Division
FC Indiana Lionesses 3 Chicago Gaels 0

North East Division
Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 0 Long Island Rough Riders 1

Friday 18th July

Atlantic Division
Charlotte Lady Eagles 7 West Virginia Illusion 0
Hampton Roads Piranhas 1 Carolina Railhawks 0

Midwest Division
Cleveland Internationals 4 Minnesota Lightning 2
Kalamazoo Outrage 2 Fort Wayne Fever 0

Western Division
Los Angeles Legends 1 Pali Blues 3
Seattle Sounders 1 Real Colorado Cougars 0

Saturday 19th July

Atlantic Division
Atlanta Silverbacks 4 West Virginia Illusion 1
Richmond Kickers Destiny 3 Bradenton Athletics 0

Midwest Division
Michigan Hawks 0 Minnesota Lightning 2

North East Division
Boston Renegades 1 Washington Freedom 1
New York Magic 0 Northern Virginia Majestics 4

Northern Division
Rochester Rhinos 1 Laval Comets 6
Toronto Lady Lynx 4 Hamilton Avalanche 1
Vermont Lady Voltage 0 Ottawa Fury 8
Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 4 London Gryphons 0

Sunday 20th July

Atlantic Division
Carolina Railhawks 3 Richmond Kickers Destiny 1
Hampton Roads Piranhas 6 Bradenton Athletics 0

Midwest Division
Chicago Gaels 6 Kalamazoo Outrage 0
Cleveland Internationals 5 West Michigan Firewomen 1
Fort Wayne Fever 2 Minnesota Lightning 6

North East Division
Connecticut Passion 0 Washington Freedom 1
Jersey Sky Blue 2 Northern Virginia Majestics 0
Long Island Rough Riders 5 New Jersey Wildcats 0
New York Magic 3 Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 0
 
Northern Division
Hamilton Avalanche 2 Laval Comets 4
Rochester Rhinos 2 Toronto Lady Lynx 1
Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers 0 Ottawa Fury 3

Western Division
Los Angeles Legends 2 Ventura County Fusion 1
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Real Colorado Cougars 1




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Re: W League
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2008, 10:59:00 AM »
Central Conference – Mid West Division
Up to Sunday 20th July 2008
1 FC Indiana Lionesses        14  13   1   0     67   3    40
2 Chicago Gaels                  14  11   0   3    39   9    33
3 Minnesota Lightning          14   9   2   3    32  19    29
4 Cleveland Internationals    14   8   2   4     31  23    26
5 Michigan Hawks               14   4   1   9     12  33    13
6 Kalamazoo Outrage          14   2   2   10     6  36     8
7 Fort Wayne Fever             13   2   1  10    16  39     7
8 West Michigan Firewomen 13   1   1  11    11  52     4

Central Conference – Northern Division
Up to Sunday 20th July 2008 (Final Table)
1 Ottawa Fury                             14  13  0   1   51   7    39
2 Toronto Lady Lynx                    14  11  1   2   40  14   34
3 Laval Comets                           14   9   1   4   39  17   28
4 Rochester Rhinos                      14   6   2   6   18  33   20
5 Hamilton Avalanche                  14   5   3   6   19  21   18
6 W.Massachusetts Lady Pioneers  14   3   2   9   18  34   11
7 London Gryphons                     14   3   2   9   15  35   11
8 Vermont Lady Voltage               14   0   1  13   5   44    1

Eastern Conference – Atlantic Division
Up to Sunday 20th July 2008 (Final Table)
1  Atlanta Silverbacks          14  13   1   0   50     6   40
2  Charlotte Lady Eagles      14  11   1   2   44    13   34
3  Tampa Bay Hellenic         14   8   2   4    27   16   26
4  Hampton Roads Piranhas  14   7   1   6    28   19   22
5  Carolina Railhawks          14   7   1   6    22   19   22
6  Richmond Kickers Destiny 14   6   0   8    18   28   18
7  Carolina Dynamo             14   4   2   8    23   30   14
8  Bradenton Athletics          14   2   0  12   11   52     6
9  West Virginia Illusion       14   1   0  13    6    46     3

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to Sunday 20th July 2008 (Final Table)
1  Washington Freedom            14  11   2   1   32    7   35
2  Boston Renegades                14   9   2   3    32  12   29
3  Long Island Rough Riders      14   9   2   3    28  13   29
4  Jersey Sky Blue                    14   8   2   4    14  10   26
5  Connecticut Passion              14   7   2   5    24  23   23
6  Northern Virginia Majestics    14   3   5   6    17  23   14
7  New York Magic                   14   3   4   7     14  23   13
8  New Jersey Wildcats             14   2   2  10    17  35    8
9  Fredericksburg Lady Gunners 14   0   1  13     5   37    1

Western Conference
Up to Sunday 20th July 2008 (Final Table)
1  Pali Blues                    12  12  0   0    39     4    36
2  Vancouver Whitecaps    12   7   3   2    21   18    24
3  Seattle Sounders          12   5   4   3    19   11    19
4  Real Colorado Cougars  12   5   3   4    15   19    18
5  Fort Collins Force         12   3   3   6    15   19    12
6  Los Angeles Legends    12    1   2   9    11   26     5
7  Ventura County Fusion  12   1   1  10     9   32      4
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« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2008, 11:34:45 AM »
Divisional Play-Offs

Wednesday 23rd July

North East Division
Long Island Rough Riders 1 Boston Renegades 0

Northern Division
Toronto Lady Lynx 0 Laval Comets 2

Both sides now proceed to the Conference play-offs this weekend.

Central Conference Finals are in Indiana

Qualifying Teams
Chicago Gaels
FC Indiana Lionesses
Laval Comets
Ottawa Fury

Eastern Conference Finals are in Atlanta.

Qualifying Teams
Atlanta Silverbacks
Charlotte Lady Eagles
Long Island Rough Riders
Washington Freedom

Western Conference runners-up Vancouver and Seattle meet in a Divisional play-off to determine a place in the League Championship final four. Pali Blues already qualify for and host the finals by virtue of their top overall League record in the regular season.

 


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Re: W League
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2008, 07:42:38 PM »
Friday 25th July

Central Conference Play-Off Semi Finals (at Indiana)
Ottawa Fury 3 Chicago Gaels 2
FC Indiana Lionesses 5 Laval Comets 1

Eastern Conference Play-Off Semi Finals (at Atlanta)
Atlanta Silverbacks 1 Long Island Rough Riders 0
Washington Freedom 6 Charlotte Lady Eagles 5


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« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2008, 08:05:55 PM »
Champs win 6-5 overtime thriller
Washington, Charlotte nearly set league records for playoffs
Atlanta Silverbacks / USL Reports

Friday, July 25, 2008

ATLANTA, GA -- The first game of the Eastern Conference Championship was full of excitement as fans witnessed 11 goals, the second most in league playoff history, in a match between the Washington Freedom and the Charlotte Lady Eagles that was extended to extra time. The night began with strong play from the Washington Freedom as they looked to defend their 2007 W-League title.

Washington put on the pressure from the beginning and got on the board in the second minute. Christy Welsh received the ball from Emily Janss with her back to the goal and standing just outside the box. She turned to the inside, blew through the defense, and placed the ball to the left of Charlotte goalkeeper Laura Armstrong.

Charlotte began to string together a bit of passing and was able to score the equalizer in the 11th minute. Nikki Lyons got the ball to Christy Rife who just got a foot on the ball and was able to deflect it into the side netting.

Washington quickly regained possession and continued their assault on the Charlotte defense. Washington’s Ella Masar fed the ball to Welsh in the center of the box and Welsh sent it to Armstrong’s left for her second goal on the night, putting Washington up 2-1 in the 16th minute.

Washington continued to dominate possession as several players got a look at the goal. In the 22nd minute, Washington scored their third goal of the match as Madison Keller lifted the ball past Armstrong off a feed from Sarah Huffman.

Charlotte got down the field in the 28th minute and was able to get on the board again to come within a goal of the Freedom. Charlotte’s Kelly Schmedes received the ball from Nikki Lyons, nimbly moved past her defender and finished with a fine shot to the far side netting past an outstretched Chante Sandiford.

Masar was forced to make an early exit in the 31st minute after sustaining an injury. Rebecca Moros came on for Masar and play continued with both teams getting some looks on goal. Charlotte had a good chance in the 44th minute, but the shot by Schmedes was saved by Sandiford and the follow up by Lyons was sent into the side netting.

Late in stoppage time, Charlotte’s Tina Murphy uncorked a long-range shot that Sandiford just tipped over the bar as the ball dipped toward the goal.

Washington had some good chances to start off the second half, but Charlotte got on the board first to draw the game even at 3-3. Murphy scored straight off a corner for the Eagles.

During the 66th minute, Charlotte took the lead for the first time in the match. Charlotte took a free kick that got cleared out to Schmedes, who placed the ball perfectly to Lyons at the center of the box. Lyons’ one-timer beat Sandiford and Charlotte took the lead 4-3.

Four minutes later Welsh drew a foul inside the area and Moros evened up the match when she placed her spot kick on the ground to the right of Armstrong.

As the match wore on, the Freedom carried the momentum. Washington’s Ali Andrzejewski had a great shot on goal, but Armstrong continued her solid play and was able to push it away off the far post. Armstrong was tested a few more times, but she stood up well to the Washington onslaught. As stoppage time wound down, Charlotte made one last attempt to get the ball down field, but they were stopped by Washington just past midfield and regulation ended in a 4-4 tie.

Washington began the scoring early in extra time as Emily Janss tallied her first goal on the night. Janss received the ball from Huffman on the right flank, pushed through the defense, and tucked the ball into the right side of the goal.

Washington got on the board again in the 103rd minute and cushioned their lead – and they’d need it. Lori Lindsay took a corner for the Freedom and Huffman tipped it to Christie Welsh, who finished it to complete her hat-trick.

Charlotte continued to fight and was able to draw within a goal in the 107th minute. Murphy took a free kick just outside the area and placed the ball over the wall and to the keeper’s left.

As extra time wound down, Charlotte pushed forward in attempt to find the equalizer. They had several good looks on goal, but they were never able to get it into the back of the net and the match ended in a 6-5 win for the Freedom.

The Freedom will next play tomorrow at 8 pm when they look to claim the Eastern Conference title and earn a trip to the final four in Virginia Beach, VA. They will face the winner of the match between the Atlanta Silverbacks and the Long Island Rough Riders in the second match of the semifinal doubleheader.

Historical Footnotes:

The 11 goals scored tied for second most in the W-League’s 14-year history, equaling the Eastern Conference Final showdown in 2004 that saw the New Jersey Wildcats advance 6-5 in regulation against the Montreal Xtreme, who played a 5-4 overtime thriller the night before against the defunct Long Island Lady Riders. French star Marinette Pichon scored the opening three goals for New Jersey in the game before Montreal mounted a rally to tie the game 3-3 and again at 4-4 before two more goals from Pichon in the final five minutes of regulation provided a two-goal margin that proved just enough as Montreal only netted once more before the final whistle. The league record is 13, set in the W-2 Western Conference Championship in 2001 in which the Kansas City Mystics and Oklahoma Outrage, both now defunct, played an back-and-forth thriller. Kansas City led by two after 19 minutes with Oklahoma drawing level in the 36th only to see the hosts reclaim a two goal lead before halftime. Oklahoma scored four straight goals to open the second half to erase the deficit and make a two-goal margin of their own as they went on to score six in the half.

Only three other teams have scored more than six goals in a W-League playoff game. In addition to aforementioned Oklahoma Outrage of 2001, the Maryland Pride tallied seven in a 7-0 drubbing of the Hampton Roads Piranhas in the 1997 Mid Atlantic Division Final and the Chicago Cobras hold the mark with nine in a 9-1 thrashing of Northern Kentucky in the 2003 Midwest Division Final. There have been six other occurrences of a six-goal performance in the playoffs, including one each by the two participants in tonight’s thriller. Washington posted theirs in a 6-1 win over Toronto last year in the conference semifinal and Charlotte recorded theirs in a 2005 conference semifinal win, 6-2, over Cleveland.

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« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2008, 08:12:07 PM »
Silverbacks Defeat Rough Riders
 
Saturday July 26, 2008
Atlanta – The second match of the Eastern Conference semifinals saw the host Atlanta Silverbacks face off against the Long Island Rough Riders.  The Silverbacks were looking to continue their undefeated season and break the momentum of the Rough Riders who beat the Boston Renegades on Wednesday night to earn a place in the conference tournament.  From the beginning, the match was a back and forth affair, but no one could get on the board.  It was a sharp contrast to the first semifinal match that saw a total of eleven goals.

Atlanta had a chance in the 37th minute during two successive corner kicks, but they were unable to convert either opportunity.  As the half progressed, the Silverbacks continued to press down the field, but they were unable to place any of their shots past the frequently tested Long Island ‘keeper.  At the end of the half, the Rough Riders made a rare foray into the Silverbacks’ end of the field, but it proved unsuccessful.  The teams went to the locker rooms stuck in a 0-0 tie.

The Silverbacks got the lone goal of the night in the 51st minute off a ball that was pounded by Christine Latham.  Lindsey Patterson passed the ball back to Melanie Schneider for the cross and Latham’s rocket hit the cross bar, went straight down, and just crossed the line.

The duo of Latham and Sarah Steinmann continued to put pressure on the Long Island goalkeeper, but they were unable to generate the offensive firepower that Silverbacks fans have grown accustomed to.  The Rough Riders got a few opportunities and looked to threaten on a free kick outside the box, but the shot flew far over the post.

The Silverbacks had a promising opportunity when Latham streaked toward a ball down the right flank and crossed to Steinmann who missed the ball to the left.  Krista Bobo came sprinting through for the follow up, but she was unable to put the ball on goal.

Long Island had another free kick outside the box off a Monica Buff yellow card, but the shot was saved by Silverbacks ‘keeper, Ashley Phillips.

Both teams continued to fight hard as the Silverbacks looked to increase their lead and the Rough Riders pushed for the equalizer.  Tempers flared in the 82nd minute and the Rough Rider’s coach, John Fitzgerald, was ejected from the game.

During the 87th minute, Sarah Steinmann appeared to have a breakaway, but she was called back by the center official, who ruled her offside.  The Silverbacks continued to pepper shots at the goal, but they were unable to get on the board again.  The match ended in a 1-0 victory for the Silverbacks who will be back on the field tomorrow night as they look to claim the Eastern Conference title.

The much anticipated game is a rematch of the 2007 W-League Championship match in which the Freedom defeated the Silverbacks 3-1.  Silverbacks head coach Tony Anglin is looking forward to the rematch with the Freedom.  He feels that the team is “better equipped this year and we’ll be fine as long as we remain defensively strong.”  Both teams will be fighting for the chance to travel to Virginia Beach, VA for the W-League final four.

The Eastern Conference Championship game kicks off at 8pm Saturday night and will see the host Silverbacks face the Washington Freedom at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.  Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the stadium beginning at 6pm.  For further information, visit www.atlantasilverbacks.com or call 1-866-GOBACKS.

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« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2008, 11:13:27 AM »
Fury defeat Chicago 3-2 to advance to Central Conference Final

26.07.2008 - Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Taylor (2) and Powell end the Gaels playoff hopes 

The Ottawa Fury Women defeated the Chicago Gaels 3-2 this evening at Purdue University in Lafayette in the first semi-final of the W-League Central Conference Championships. Both Jodie Taylor and Shay Powell took their season tally to 12 goals this evening as a Taylor brace and a single from Powell saw the Fury past the Gaels 3-2. The Fury will play the hosts FC Indiana, who defeated the Lavel Cometes 5-1 in the second semi-final, in the Conference Final on Sunday at Purdue, Kick off 6:00 PM. The winner moves onto the W-League Championships in Virginia Beach

The Fury settled quickly into their possession game but it was the Gaels who almost took the early in the 10th minute. A brilliant save from Fury keeper Erin Reinke kept the scoreline blank – Reinke pushed a great shot from Emily Maynard over the bar in the 9th minute.  At the other end Courtney Wetzel broke through the Fury defence and only a desperate tackle from Danielle Mutters prevented the Fury midfielder from opening the score. Mutters received a yellow card for bringing down Wetzel. No quarter was asked or given in a first half where Rachael Axon stood out for the Fury and Emily Maynard made some fine jinking runs at the Fury defence.

Two goals within three minutes of each other broke the game open for the Ottawa Fury.  The Fury were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty box in the 12th minute and Jodie Taylor shot directly past Erin Kane in the Gaels net to give the Fury a deserved lead. Three minutes later it was Shay Powell who latched onto a fine pass from Lisa-Marie Woods, rounded keeper Kane and scored from an acute angle. With Taylor and Powell giving the Gales defence all sorts of trouble with their pace, Ottawa looked to be moving along comfortably. Not for the only time in the game, the Gaels would fight their way back into the contest. In the 25th minute, a Gaels free kick into the danger area was not cleared definitively by the Fury and the ball fell to Lauren Sprecht  who volleyed the ball past Reinke to narrow the Fury lead to 2-1. The Fury fought back and after rounding two defenders with ease in the 37th minute, a desperate tackle was required to keep Taylor off the team sheet. The Gaels would have another scare just before the half when Erin Kane was caught well out of her penalty area by Lisa-Marie Woods whose goal bound lob was headed off the  line by an alert Gaels defender.

The Fury started the second half brightly. Powell had two shots in quick succession, one narrowly wide of the target and the other saved well by Kane. In the 62nd minute, Jodie Taylor restored the Fury to a 2 goal cushion. Taylor burst through the center of the Gales defence and was hauled down in the penalty area. Taylor took the kick herself and scored easily to make the score 3-1. Rachael Axon and Courtney Wetzel continued to run the midfield for the Fury but, for the second time, the resilient Gaels would bounce back. Thj Gaels would not get the goal they desired until the 88th minute. Zoe Avner brought down a Gaels attacker in the box and Emily Maynard stepped up to score easily.

The Fury played out five  or so anxious minutes as the Gaels pushed players forward to try and secure the equalizer. However, the Fury regained its composure and saw out the remaining minutes to earn, on the balance of play, a much deserved 3-2 victory for the Fury and a spot in the Central Conference Final.  The Fury season record now stands at 14-1-0.

The winner of the Central Conference final will play for the W-League National Championship in the Championship tournament being held in Virginia Beach, VA. The Pali Blues have already qualified for the Finals as 2008 W-League regular season champions and they will be joined in Virginia by the Central, Eastern and Western Conference champions.
 
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« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2008, 11:28:12 AM »
FC Indiana 5, Laval 1
July 25, 2008

FC Indiana were firing on all cylinders tonight in West Lafayette as they eliminated the Laval Comets from the playoffs with a 5-1 victory. FC Indiana got two goals from Lauren Sesselmann and one each from Kelly Parker, Annie Hamel and Veronica Phewa.

FC Indiana go on to face Northern Division champions Ottawa Fury Sunday in the Conference final. Sunday’s championship match will be played at 6:00 p.m. at Purdue Soccer Stadium, with the winner advancing to W-League Final Four in Virginia Beach, VA.

LINEUPS:
FC INDIANA: Kristin Luckenbill (Lauren Mason 75’), Jenny Jeffers, Marie-Eve Nault, Aivi Luik, Julianne Sitch (Jessy Havrilesko 75’), Kelly Parker, Fatima Leyva, Jessica O’Rourke (Alicia Milyak 25’), Laura Del Rio (Ocampo 46’), Lauren Sesselmann (Phewa 46’), Annie Hamel (Corie Moore 60’)
LAVAL: Bilodeau, Mercier, Acton, Maramatsu, Robinson, Gagne, Scott, Filion, Busilacchi, Laverdiere, Legault

Source - FC Indiana Lionesses

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« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2008, 11:49:19 AM »
Saturday 26th July

Eastern Conference Play-Off Final (at Atlanta)
Atlanta Silverbacks 1 Washington Freedom 2

Western Conference Play-Off Final (at Vancouver)
Vancouver Whitecaps 0 Seattle Sounders 1




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« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2008, 09:29:11 PM »
Seattle end Whitecaps women's season
by Alan Douglas
July 26, 2008
Attendance: 4991

Vancouver Whitecaps women saw their season come to a disappointing end on Saturday, as they lost 1-0 to Seattle Sounders in the USL W-League Western Conference playoff final at Swangard Stadium.

A spectacular bicycle kick from Sounders top scorer Chalise Baysa on minute 67 was the difference, as Seattle now advance to the W-League semifinals in Virginia Beach, Virginia, next week.

Whitecaps leading scorer Tiffeny Milbrett started the game on the substitutes' bench, as she was suffering from back pains. Midfielder Chelsea Stewart was also a scratch, which meant that Paige Adams and veteran Rosalyn Hicks both came in to get the start in midfield.

The visitors started brightly, as Vancouver goalkeeper Erin McNulty had to make a couple of good early saves. On 10 minutes, she did well to hold a 25-yard shot from Annie Schefter. Three minutes later, Lisa Sari hit a 30-yard blast that was heading to the top right corner of the goal, but McNulty was able to get her gloves to it.

The Whitecaps came more into the play as the half progressed, and twice tested Seattle goalkeeper Jessica Salvi on minute 21. First, a header from Julie Armstrong was gathered comfortably, then a few ticks later, midfielder Paige Adams tried her luck with a powerful shot from 25 yards that was right at the Sounders shot-stopper.

There was a moment of controversy on minute 28, as Vancouver had a goal called back by referee Darci Kruse. Defender Chelsea Stang was apparently called for a foul on a defender, as she challenged for a high ball in the area from an Adams' free kick. Salvi came out and missed the ball, which Armstrong fired at goal and Lexi Marton tapped over the goal line, but by that point, the whistle had already been blown.

It was scoreless at halftime.

Both teams had chances just after the break. On minute 46 following a Seattle corner kick, the ball bounced around dangerously in front, before it was finally scrambled away. Back up the field the other way, Katrin Schmidt turned and hit a 25-yard effort just over the bar. Five minutes later from a free kick in a similar position, Kaylyn Kyle landed a dipping shot on to the roof of the net.

Schmidt's attacking play up the left was a problem for Seattle for most of the game, and on minute 59, the German fullback surged forward again and hit a bending shot that Salvi dove to save.

A minute later, Karla Schacher gained possession to the left of goal and centered it for Monica Lam-Feist in front, but her first touch let her down, allowing Salvi to pounce on the loose ball.

A minute after that, Schmidt made another great run into the box, and when her centering pass rebounded back to her, she snatched a shot just wide, with the Seattle keeper beaten.

After a flurry of Vancouver chances, it was Seattle who got on the scoresheet on 67 minutes. From a Sounders corner on the left, Kate Deines stabbed a bouncing ball high towards goal, which McNulty clawed off the line. Shannon Lovejoy headed it back in front to Baysa on the doorstep and she acrobatically scored off a bicycle kick from two yards out.

Vancouver pressed for the equalizer. On minute 78, Schmidt on the left sent across a good ball to Karla Schacher, who did well to get a head to it, but only to see it come back off the left post. It ran to Milbrett, who had just been subbed into the game, and her shot from 12 yards was superbly saved by Salvi on the Seattle goal line.

Milbrett herself was disappointed not to contribute more to Saturday's playoff contest. "I could have tried to play with my sore back a little bit more, but we weren't trailing until around 65 minutes," she said after the game. "Yet, I admit it's frustrating to not be part of the team for a large part of the game."
 
The Whitecaps last chance came in minute 82, as Lam-Feist sent a ball ahead to Schacher breaking on the left. When Salvi came out to challenge, the Vancouver striker did well to fire the ball past her from a sharp angle, but it rolled inches wide of the far post.

Whitecaps centre back Lexi Marton felt her side performed well, despite the season-ending defeat. "It's a disappointment, as we all wanted to go to Virginia and the final four, but I think we are all happy with our performance today. We started slowly but came through to finish strongly in a the game could have gone either way."

Sounders head coach Teddy Mitalas was delighted that his side could overcome their arch-rivals in such a pivotal game. "It's always a great match-up between our two teams," he told whitecapsfc.com. "When we have an even set of players on both sides of the pitch, it makes for a good game, and people saw a good game today. By countering against Vancouver with a 4-3-3 formation, that helped us out, as we played in the same shape that they do. The championship tournament will be a tall order, but we're just happy to be going to Virginia Beach, as it will be our third year in a row in the final four."

This was the second time that Seattle has upset the Whitecaps in the Western Conference final. In 2003, they eliminated Vancouver on penalty kicks. Seattle now advance to the W-League's 'Final Four', where they will face Western Conference rivals Pali Blues in the single-game semifinals on Thursday, July 31, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Pali advanced directly after claiming the regular season crown with a perfect 12-0-0 record. The other semifinal will feature the champions of the Eastern and Central Conferences.

While Whitecaps head coach Bob Birarda was disappointed to see the season end abruptly on Saturday, he felt there was a lot to take from the 2008 campaign. "We don't like to lose the last game that we play in, but I think the season has been a big success," he told reporters after the game. "With the things that we have gone through and had to deal with, I was pleased by the energy and commitment that they showed, and that they still wanted to play for each other. The only disappointing thing was the result, but Seattle are a good team and we faced a lot of adversity from them today."

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« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2008, 09:37:23 PM »
Atlanta Silverbacks Women fall to the Washington Freedom
 
Sunday July 27, 2008
The Atlanta Silverbacks Women’s 2008 season ended much like the 2007 season did, at the hands of the Washington Freedom.
 
The Freedom dominated in possession throughout the Eastern Conference Championship game, but only squeaked by the Silverbacks 2-1 in overtime thanks to a 118th minute goal from Ali Andrzejewski.
 
With the win, the Freedom (13-1-2) move on to defend their W-League title as part of the final four with the Pali Blues and the champions of the Central and Western conferences.
 
Last season these same two teams met in the W-League finals, with the same result as Washington topped Atlanta 3-1.
 
This time, the Freedom handed the Silverbacks (14-1-1) their first loss of the season at its most critical juncture.
 
Washington had the run of play throughout the first half, keeping up constant pressure on the Atlanta goal from the opening whistle but Phillips made some aggressive plays on the ball to help keep it scoreless.
 
The Freedom outshot the Silverbacks 11-2 in the first half and 28-11 overall, but Atlanta made their chances count, with Christine Latham cashing in on the team’s second shot of the half in the 23rd minute to give the Silverbacks the 1-0 edge at the break.
 
Washington kept up the pressure through the rest of the half, with the best chance coming when Lori Lindsey took a shot from long distance that Phillips just pushed up into the cross bar. Welsh and Masar both followed with chances on the same sequence, but the Atlanta keeper made the save on Welsh’s shot and then collected the loose ball before Masar could get off a shot to keep the Silverbacks’ 1-0 edge.
 
Overall, Phillips made six first half saves and nine overall, including a diving save on a shot from Welsh in the last few minutes of the first half.
 
Atlanta got more pressure on the Washington net early in second half, with Latham taking a point-blank shot off of corner kick, but Chante Sandiford made the save for the Freedom.
 
Phillips got into trouble in the 60th minute when she took down Welsh inside box, drawing a yellow card and giving Washington a spot kick. Rebecca Moros took the penalty kick but shot it right at Phillips who then corralled the rebound to keep it the Freedom scoreless.
 
Washington amped back up the pressure as the second half wore on, with it paying off in the 77th minute when Welsh one-touched a pass from Emily Janss past Phillips to tie the score at 1-1.
 
Atlanta went into a defensive shell late in the second half, allowing lots of chances for the Freedom, particularly through corner kicks, with the Freedom holding a 19-4 edge in that statistic in the match. However, Washington wasn’t able to cash in on any of them, with Silverbacks defender Ronda Brooks saving a shot off the line in extra time to send the game into overtime.
 
The overtime periods continued much like regulation, with Washington having the bulk of the chances and Atlanta sneaking a few chances in including a near miss by Latham on a header off of a feed from Tara Minnax near the end of the first overtime period.
 
The Freedom’s constant attack resulted in the game-winner in the 118th minute when Andrzejewski tucked a pass from Welsh into the back of the net past a diving Phillips for the final 2-1 margin.
 
The W-League Championships will be held starting July 31, hosted by the Hampton Roads Piranhas at the Virginia Beach SportsPlex. The Championship match on August 2 will be aired live on Fox Soccer Channel.
 
Atlanta Silverbacks:
Ashley Phillips, Ronda Brooks, Rebecca Hall, Carolyn Ford, Melanie Schneider, Monica Buff (Randi-Lynn Bruso, 91), Lyndsey Patterson (Kay Harbrueger 116), Molly Franklin (Tara Minnax, 84), Krista Bobo (Jill Porto 69, Cortni Joyner 108), Christine Latham.
 
Washington Freedom:
Chante Sandiford, Sarah Senty (Jill Gilbeau, 75), Emily Janss, Alex Singer, Becky Saurebraunn, Lori Lindsey, Kele Golebiowski (Jenn Parsons 58, Christen Karniski 102), Sarah Huffman, Madison Keller (Rebecca Moros 58), Ella Masar (Ali Andrzejewski 67), Christine Welsh.

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« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2008, 10:25:42 AM »
Play-Offs

Sunday 27th July

Central Conference Play-Off Final
FC Indiana Lionesses 4 Ottawa Fury 3

Final Four are:-
FC Indiana Lionesses (Central Conference)
Pali Blues (Regular Season Champions)
Seattle Sounders (Western Conference)
Washington Freedom (Eastern Conference)

League Championship finals are being held at Virginia Beach this week - starting on Thursday 31st July, with the Final on Saturday.




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« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2008, 10:42:47 AM »
Goal 90 seconds from time denies Fury a Finals place

27.07.2008 Lafayette, Indiana
FC Indiana steal past Ottawa 4-3 in overtime to take Conference Title 

The Ottawa Fury Women led FC Indiana by two goals to one in the 92nd minute of regular time this evening and looked set to win the W-League Central Conference championships and a berth in the North American championships next week in Virginia Beach. However, a last minute goal from Spanish international Laura Del Rio would thwart a fine performance by the Fury and send the game into 30 minutes of overtime. FC Indiana would turn out eventual 4-3 winners and move onto the finals. The Fury season ends with a record of 14-2-0.

With both teams going into the game with 13 wins in 14 games both sides showed a lot of respect for each other in the early going. Long shots from Laura Sesselmann for Indiana and Lisa-Marie Woods for the Fury were easily dealt with by the goalkeepers. Both teams were strong on the franks with Del Rio and the Fury’s Jodie Taylor looking dangerous whenever they had possession.  FC Indiana would take the lead when a cross from the left was met by Kelly Parker  at the back post. Her header was parried by Fury keeper Erin Reinke but only into the path of the onrushing Sesselmann who scored from close range. The Fury thought they had equalized soon after when a cross from the right was powerfully headed he by Lisa-Marie Woods. The goal was disallowed for offside as another Fury player was in an offside position and considered active on the play. The Fury would finish the half strongly with Taylor a constant threat but left the field still trailing 1-0.

The Fury took command of the second half and it was no surprise when Anna Caniglia unleashed a fierce free kick which was deflected against the far post and into the net in the 61st minute. Six minutes later the Fury were ahead when Jennifer Hance powered in a corner from Caniglia. The Fury were playing confidently and would hold the lead right into time added on by the officials.  FC Indiana changed formation and piled on the pressure in the latter segments of the game. Finally with stoppage time running down, the ball broke favorably for Del Rio and she took full advantage by slotting home past Reinke.  A devastating blow for the Fury who with only seconds left had Virginia Beach in their sights.

The first period of extra time was even with both teams looking remarkably strong after such a punishing game. The game was changed on a moment of magic from Del Rio who came inside on a run from the right and curled a superbly placed shot into the top corner of the Fury net. The Fury now pushed further forward and left gaps at the bag. South African Veronica Phewa took advantage in the 103rd minute when clear to beat Reinke with a firm shot and give Indiana a two goal cushion. The Fury refused to lie down and in the second period of extra time, Jodie Taylor converted a spot kick after a hand ball was given. The game ended  with FC Indiana edging the Fury by 4-3.

Indiana  now advance to the W-League North American Championships to be held in Virginia Beach, VA. Semi-finals will be played next Thursday with the Championship Finals to be held on Saturday. The championship  tournament will feature Indiana (Central Conference), Washington Freedom (Eastern Conference and Holders),  Seattle Sounders ( Western Conference) and Pali Blues (2008 Regular Season champions). In the semi-finals  Indiana will play Seattle while Washington play Pali Blues.

http://www.ottawafury.com/fullstory.php?id=911