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« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2008, 11:54:01 AM »
Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   6   3   2   1   19   8   11
2   Arizona Rush                     6   3   2   1   14   8  11
3   Denver Diamonds              6   3   2   1   15  11  11
4   Utah Spiders                     4   3   0   1   13   4    9
5   Colorado Springs United     6   2   1   3    7  14    7
6   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  6   1   0   5    5  22    3
7   Salt Lake City Sparta          4   0   1   3    3    9    1

Big Sky Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   Oklahoma Alliance   4   4   0   0   15   3   12
2   South Select           3   2   0   1    6    4    6
3   Tulsa Spirit             3   1   1   1    5    6    4
4   Vitesse Dallas         4   1   0   3    4   11    3
5   Fort Worth              4   0   1   3    6   12    1

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   Lancaster Inferno                 7   5   1   1   15     6   16
2   Long Island Fury                  5   5   0   0   16     4   15
3   Atlantic City Diablos             6   3   1   2    12    4    10
4   Philadelphia Liberty              6   2   3   1     6     4     9
5   Millburn Magic                     6   2   1   3     8     7     7
6   Northampton Laurels            6   2   0   4     4    13     6
7   Central Delaware SA Future   8   0   0   8     3    26     0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   Soccerplus Connecticut    8   8   0   0    36     1   24
2   New England Mutiny        7   6   0   1    22     4   18
3   Boston Aztecs                 6   2   1   3     9    11    7
4   New York Athletic            5   2   1   2     7    10    7
5   Maine Tide                     5   2   0   3      9     7    6
6   Adirondack Lynx             7   2   0   5    12    22    6
7   Massachusetts Stingers    8   0   0   8     4    44    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   California Storm                 6   6   0   0   29     3   18
2   Sonoma County Sol            8   5   1   2   15     7   16
3   Walnut Creek Power           8   3   0   5      8   20    9
4   San Francisco Nighthawks   7   1   3   3     5    11   6
5   Sacramento Pride               6   2   0   4     9    21   6
6   Monterey Blues                  7   1   2   4     9    13   5

Pacific Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   West Coast                  7   5   1   1  14   8    16
2   Ajax                           8   4   1   3  15   9    13
3   Los Angeles Rampage   8   4   1   3  11  10   13
4   SD United                   7   3   2   2   9    4    11
5   San Diego Sealions      7   2   1   4   7   12     7
6   Claremont Stars           7   0   2   5   2   15    2

Sunshine Conference
Up to and including Sunday 22nd June
1   Brevard County Cocoa Expos   8   7   1   0    22    2   22
2   Miami Kickers                       8   5   0   3    32   11   15
3   Florida Surge                        8   4   1   3    15  13   13
4   Palm Beach United                 6   3   2   1    11    8   11
5   Thomasville Dragons              7   1   2   4     7   20    5
6   Puerto Rico Capitals               6   0   4   2     2     4    4
7   Orlando Falcons                    7   0   0   7     4   35     0
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Re: W.P.S.L. - Women's Premier Soccer League
« Reply #81 on: June 29, 2008, 12:52:45 AM »
Week 8

Wednesday 25th June

Big Sky North Division
Northern Arizona Cheetahs 1 Arizona Rush 4

Mid Atlantic Division
Millburn Magic 2 Northampton Laurels 1

Midwest Division
Chicago United Breeze 4 FC Twente3 Illinois 3

Friday 27th June

Big Sky North Division
Arizona Rush 7 Salt Lake City Sparta 0

North East Division
Maine Tide 1 Boston Aztecs 1

Sunshine Division
Miami Kickers 4 Puerto Rico Capitals 0
Palm Beach United 8 Orlando Falcons 0
Thomasville Dragons 0 Florida Surge 4

Saturday 28th June

Big Sky North Division
Arizona Rush 1 Utah Spiders 0
Denver Diamonds 2 Albuquerque Lady Asylum 3
Northern Arizona Cheetahs 3 Salt Lake City Sparta 5

Big Sky South Division
South Select 0 Fort Worth 2

Mid Atlantic Division
Central Delaware SA Future 0 Philadelphia Liberty 5
Northampton Laurels 2 Atlantic City Diablos 2

Midwest Division
MYSC Lady Blues 2 Ohio Premier 0

North East Division
New England Mutiny 6 Maine Tide 0
Soccerplus Connecticut 6 New York Athletic 0

Pacific North Division
Monterey Blues 0 California Storm 3
San Francisco Nighthawks 7 Sacramento Pride 0

Pacific South Division
Claremont Stars 1 San Diego Sealions 3
SD United 3 West Coast 1

Sunshine Division
Palm Beach United 1 Puerto Rico Capitals 0

Sunday 29th June

Big Sky North Division
Colorado Springs United 0 Albuquerque Lady Asylum 5
Northern Arizona Cheetahs 1 Utah Spiders 6

Mid Atlantic Division
Atlantic City Diablos 2 Lancaster Inferno 1

Midwest Division
FC St. Louis 2 Ohio Premier 2

North East Division
Adirondack Lynx 1 Boston Aztecs 1
New York Athletic 0 New England Mutiny 7

Pacific North Division
Sacramento Pride 2 Walnut Creek Power 3

Pacific South Division
San Diego Sealions 0 Ajax 3
West Coast 2 Los Angeles Rampage 0

Sunshine Division
Florida Surge 3 Orlando Falcons 1
Thomasville Dragons 1 Brevard County Cocoa Expos 2
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Re: W.P.S.L. - Women's Premier Soccer League
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2008, 10:47:02 AM »
Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   Arizona Rush                     9   6   2   1   26   9   20
2   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   8   5   2   1   27  10   17
3   Utah Spiders                     6   4   0   2   19    6   12
4   Denver Diamonds              7   3   2   2   17  14   11
5   Colorado Springs United     7   2   1   4    7   19    7
6   Salt Lake City Sparta          6   1   1   4    8   19    4
7   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  9   1   0   8   10  37    3

Big Sky Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   Oklahoma Alliance   4   4   0   0   15   3   12
2   South Select           4   2   0   2    6    6    6
3   Tulsa Spirit             3   1   1   1   5    6     4
4   Fort Worth              5   1   1   3   8   12    4
5   Vitesse Dallas         4    1   0   3   4   11    3

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   Lancaster Inferno                 8   5   1   2   16     8   16
2   Long Island Fury                  5   5   0   0   16     4   15
3   Atlantic City Diablos             8   4   2   2   16     7   14
4   Philadelphia Liberty              7   3   3   1   11     4   12
5   Millburn Magic                     7   3   1   3   10     8   10
6   Northampton Laurels            8   2   1   5     7   17     7
7   Central Delaware SA Future   9   0   0   9     3   31    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   Soccerplus Connecticut     9    9   0   0    42    1   27
2   New England Mutiny         9    8   0   1   35    4   24
3   Boston Aztecs                  8   2   3   3    11   13    9
4   Maine Tide                      7   2   1   4    10   14    7
5   Adirondack Lynx              8   2   1   5    13   23    7
6   New York Athletic             7   2   1   4     7   23    7
7   Massachusetts Stingers     8   0   0   8     4    44    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Mid West Conference
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   MYSC Lady Blues          4   4   0   0   7   1   12
2   Ohio Premier                4   2   1   1   7   4     7
3   FC St. Louis                 5   2   1   2   7   9     7
4   Chicago United Breeze   4   2   0   2   7   7     6
5   FC Twente3 Illinois       5   0   0   5   5  12     0

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   California Storm                 7   7   0   0   32     3   21
2   Sonoma County Sol            8   5   1   2   15     7   16
3   Walnut Creek Power           9   4   0   5    11    22  12
4   San Francisco Nighthawks   8   2   3   3    12    11   9
5   Sacramento Pride               8   2   0   6    11   31   6
6   Monterey Blues                  8   1   2   5     9    16   5

Pacific Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   West Coast                  9   6   1   2  17  11    19
2   Ajax                           9   5   1   3  18    9    16
3   SD United                   8   4   2   2  12    5    14
4   Los Angeles Rampage   9   4   1   4  11  12    13
5   San Diego Sealions      9   3   1   5  10  16    10
6   Claremont Stars           8   0   2   6   3   18     2

Sunshine Conference
Up to and including Sunday 29th June
1   Brevard County Cocoa Expos   9   8   1   0    24    3   25
2   Florida Surge                       10   6   1   3    22  14   19
3   Miami Kickers                        9   6   0   3    36  11   18
4   Palm Beach United                 8   5   2   1    20    8   17
5   Thomasville Dragons              9   1   2   6     8   26    5
6   Puerto Rico Capitals               8   0   4   4     2     9    4
7   Orlando Falcons                    9   0   0   9     5   46     0


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Re: W.P.S.L. - Women's Premier Soccer League
« Reply #83 on: July 07, 2008, 03:33:56 PM »
Week 9

Wednesday 2nd July

Big Sky North Division
Arizona Rush 1 Northern Arizona Cheetahs 1

Thursday 3rd July

Sunshine Division
Miami Kickers 1 Brevard County Cocoa Expos 3

Friday 4th July

Sunshine Division
Florida Surge 0 Palm Beach United 0
Thomasville Dragons 0 Puerto Rico Capitals 0

Saturday 5th July

Big Sky North Division
Salt Lake City Sparta 0 Albuquerque Lady Asylum 3

Big Sky South Division
Fort Worth 2 Vitesse Dallas 0
Oklahoma Alliance 2 Tulsa Spirit 0

Midwest Division
FC St. Louis 4 FC Twente3 Illinois 1
Ohio Premier 3 MYSC Lady Blues 0

Sunshine Division
Florida Surge 2 Miami Kickers 1
Orlando Falcons 0 Puerto Rico Capitals 1

Sunday 6th July

Big Sky North Division
Utah Spiders 1 Albuquerque Lady Asylum 3

Mid Atlantic Division
Atlantic City Diablos 4 Central Delaware SA Future 0
Lancaster Inferno 2 Long Island Fury 1
Philadephia Liberty 1 Northampton Laurels 0

North East Division
Boston Aztecs 6 Adirondack Lynx 0

Sunshine Division
Brevard County Cocoa Expos 1 Palm Beach United 0

**There were also a number of games on both Saturday and Sunday between Pacific North and South teams from the Western Conference which seems to be the usual practice as part of Independence Weekend celebrations. The celebrations may also explain the very slow trickle of any of the match results for the week.
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Re: W.P.S.L. - Women's Premier Soccer League
« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2008, 02:03:22 PM »
Two of the League's team (or franchises) seem to gave disappeared off the radar in the last week.

Maryland Pride, a formerly successful WPSL team taken over last year by the Thunder Soccer Club and renamed TSC Maryland Pride, had only played one divisional game up to the end of June. Their name still features on the League site but they have no apparent plans to complete a full set of fixtures.

Orlando Falcons seem to have vanished completely from the WPSL scene. They had scheduled fixtures up to last weekend and had fulfilled most of them despite one or two drubbings. Now all reference has disappeared. Two days later and the League have reinstated all references and included them back in the tables - don't know what's going on, I guess the Falcons must have breached some regulations.

I'll amend stuff on here to reflect the changes but if any member or guest knows what's been happening it would be interesting to find out. On their past track record, I don't suppose the League will be making any statements.

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« Reply #85 on: July 09, 2008, 08:55:52 PM »
The two Pacific Conference Division tables remain the same this week as a series of inter-divisional games took place last weekend between the clubs from the two divisions. The games showed that the South teams are generally stronger and are likely to be the favourites for the Conference play-offs in the autumn.

Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   10   7   2   1   33   11   23
2   Arizona Rush                     10   6   3   1   27   10   21
3   Utah Spiders                       7   4   0   3   20    9    12
4   Denver Diamonds                7   3   2   2   17   14   11
5   Colorado Springs United       7   2   1   4    7   19     7
6   Salt Lake City Sparta            7   1   1   5    8   22     4
7   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  10   1   1   8   11  38     4

Big Sky Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   Oklahoma Alliance   5   5   0   0   17   3   15
2   Fort Worth              6   2   1   3   10  12    7
3   South Select           4   2   0   2    6    6     6
4   Tulsa Spirit             4   1   1   2   5     8    4
5   Vitesse Dallas         5    1   0   4   4   13    3

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   Lancaster Inferno                 9   6   1   2   18     9   19
2   Atlantic City Diablos             9   5   2   2   20     7   17
3   Long Island Fury                  6   5   0   1   17     6   15
4   Philadelphia Liberty              8   4   3   1   12     4   15
5   Millburn Magic                     7   3   1   3   10     8   10
6   Northampton Laurels            9   2   1   6     7   18     7
7   Central Delaware SA Future 10   0   0  10    3   35     0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   Soccerplus Connecticut     9    9   0   0    42    1   27
2   New England Mutiny         9    8   0   1    35    4   24
3   Boston Aztecs                  9   3   3   3    17   13   12
4   Maine Tide                      7   2   1   4    10   14    7
5   Adirondack Lynx              9   2   1   6    13   29    7
6   New York Athletic             7   2   1   4     7   23    7
7   Massachusetts Stingers     8   0   0   8     4    44    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Mid West Conference
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   MYSC Lady Blues          5   4   0   1    7   4   12
2   Ohio Premier                5   3   1   1  10   4   10
3   FC St. Louis                 6   3   1   2  11  10   10
4   Chicago United Breeze   4   2   0   2   7    7    6
5   FC Twente3 Illinois       6   0   0   6   6   16    0

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   California Storm                 7   7   0   0   32     3   21
2   Sonoma County Sol            8   5   1   2   15     7   16
3   Walnut Creek Power           9   4   0   5    11    22  12
4   San Francisco Nighthawks   8   2   3   3    12    11   9
5   Sacramento Pride               8   2   0   6    11   31   6
6   Monterey Blues                  8   1   2   5     9    16   5

Pacific Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   West Coast                  9   6   1   2  17  11    19
2   Ajax                           9   5   1   3  18    9    16
3   SD United                   8   4   2   2  12    5    14
4   Los Angeles Rampage   9   4   1   4  11  12    13
5   San Diego Sealions      9   3   1   5  10  16    10
6   Claremont Stars           8   0   2   6   3   18     2

Sunshine Conference
Up to and including Sunday 6th July
1   Brevard County Cocoa Expos  11  10   1   0    28    4   31
2   Florida Surge                       12    7   2   3    24  15   23
3   Miami Kickers                       11   6   0   5    38  16   18
4   Palm Beach United                10   5   3   2    20    9   18
5   Puerto Rico Capitals              10   1   5   4     3     9    8
6   Thomasville Dragons            10    1   3   6     8   26    6
7   Orlando Falcons                   10    0   0  10    5   47    0
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« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2008, 10:04:21 AM »
Week 10

Tuesday 8th July

Mid Atlantic Division
Millburn Magic 0 Long Island Fury 4

Midwest Division
Ohio Premier 3 Chicago United Breeze 0

Wednesday 9th July

Big Sky North Division
Salt Lake City Sparta 0 Utah Spiders 2

Sunshine Division
Puerto Rico Capitals 1 Orlando Falcons 0

Friday 11th July

Big Sky North Division
Albuquerque Lady Asylum 7 Salt Lake City Sparta 0

Big Sky South Division
Tulsa Spirit 0 Oklahoma Alliance 1

Midwest Division
FC Twente3 Illinois 0 Ohio Premier 3

Saturday 12th July

Big Sky North Division
Albuquerque Lady Asylum 0 Utah Spiders 3
Colorado Springs United 0 Arizona Rush 2
Denver Diamonds 1 Northern Arizona Cheetahs 0

Big Sky South Division
Oklahoma Alliance 2 South Select 1

Mid Atlantic Division
Central Delaware SA Future 0 Long Island Fury 9
Philadelphia Liberty 1 Millburn Magic 1

Midwest Division
Chicago United Breeze 0 Ohio Premier 3
FC St. Louis 0 MYSC Lady Blues 1

North East Division
Adirondack Lynx 1 Soccerplus Connecticut 4
Maine Tide 0 Boston Aztecs 1
New England Mutiny 7 Massachusetts Stingers 0

Pacific North Division
California Storm 2 Monterey Blues 0
Sacramento Pride 0 San Francisco Nighthawks 4

Pacific South Division
San Diego Sealions 1 Claremont Stars 0
West Coast 2 SD United 1

Sunshine Division
Orlando Falcons 0 Thomasville Dragons 1
Palm Beach United 2 Miami Kickers 0
Puerto Rico Capitals 0 Brevard County Cocoa Expos 4

Sunday 13th July

Big Sky North Division
Denver Diamonds 2 Arizona Rush 3

Big Sky South Division
Tulsa Spirit 1 South Select 1

Mid Atlantic Division
Northampton Laurels 0 Long Island Fury 6

Midwest Division
FC St. Louis 2 Chicago United Breeze 0
FC Twente3 Illinois 0 MYSC Lady Blues 5

North East Division
New York Athletic 3 Adirondack Lynx 2

Pacific North Division
Monterey Blues 1 Sonoma County Sol 2
San Francisco Nighthawks 2 Walnut Creek Power 1

Pacific South Division
Claremont Stars 1 Ajax 4
SD United 4 Los Angeles Rampage 0

Sunshine Division
Palm Beach United 7 Thomasville Dragons 1





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« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2008, 12:24:34 PM »
Week 11

Tuesday 15th July

Big Sky North Division
Colorado Springs United 1 Denver Diamonds 2

Wednesday 16th July

Big Sky North Division
Utah Spiders 5 Salt Lake City Sparta 3

Midwest Division
Chidago United Breeze 0 MYSC Lady Blues 1

Friday 18th July

Big Sky South Division
Vitesse Dallas 1 Fort Worth 1

Mid Atlantic Division
Northampton Laurels 3 Millburn Magic 2
Philadelphia Liberty 1 Long Island Fury 1

North East Division
Massachusetts Stingers 1 Maine Tide 2
Soccerplus Connecticut 2 New England Mutiny 0

Saturday 19th July

Big Sky North Division
Salt Lake City Sparta 2 Colorado Springs United 1
Utah Spiders 3 Denver Diamonds 1

Big Sky South Division
South Select 2 Oklahoma Alliance 2
Vitesse Dallas 0 Tulsa Spirit 1

Mid Atlantic Division
Lancaster Inferno 6 Central Delaware SA Future 0

Pacific North Division
California Storm 5 Sonoma County Sol 0

Sunday 20th July

Big Sky North Division
Salt Lake City Sparta 4 Denver Diamonds 2
Utah Spiders 6 Colorado Springs United 1

Big Sky South Division
Fort Worth 1 Tulsa Spirit 1

Mid Atlantic Division
Atlantic City Diablos 4 Millburn Magic 0
Northampton Laurels 2 Philadelphia Liberty 0

North East Division
Adirondack Lynx 1 Maine Tide 1
New England Mutiny 5 Boston Aztecs 1
New York Athletic 0 Soccerplus Connecticut 9

Pacific North Division
California Storm 9 Sacramento Pride 0
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« Reply #88 on: July 21, 2008, 07:50:59 PM »
Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Arizona Rush                     12   8   3   1   32   12   27
2   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   12   8   2   2   40   14   26
3   Utah Spiders                       9   6   0   3   25    9    18
4   Denver Diamonds                9   4   2   3   20   17   14
5   Colorado Springs United       9   3   1   5    8   21    10
6   Salt Lake City Sparta            9   1   1   7    8   31     4
7   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  12   1   1  10   11  40     4

Big Sky Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Oklahoma Alliance   7   7   0   0   20    4   21
2   South Select           6   2   1   3    8     9     7
3   Fort Worth              6   2   1   3  10   12     7
4   Tulsa Spirit             6   1   2   3   6    10    5
5   Vitesse Dallas         5    1   0   4   4   13     3

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Long Island Fury                  9   8   0   1   36     6   24
2   Lancaster Inferno                 9   6   1   2   18     9   19
3   Atlantic City Diablos             9   5   2   2   20     7   17
4   Philadelphia Liberty              9   4   4   1   13     5   16
5   Millburn Magic                     9   3   2   4   11   13   11
6   Northampton Laurels          10   2   1   7     7   24     7
7   Central Delaware SA Future 11   0   0  11    3   44     0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Soccerplus Connecticut   10   10   0   0    46   2   30
2   New England Mutiny       10    9   0   1    42    4   27
3   Boston Aztecs                10   4   3   3    18   13   15
4   New York Athletic             8   3   1   4    10   25   10
5   Maine Tide                      8   2   1   5    10   15     7
6   Adirondack Lynx             11   2   1   8    16   36    7
7   Massachusetts Stingers     9   0   0   9     4    51    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Mid West Conference
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Ohio Premier                8   6   1   1  19   4   19
2   MYSC Lady Blues          7   6   0   1  13   4   18
3   FC St. Louis                 8   4   1   3  13  11  13
4   Chicago United Breeze   7   2   0   5    7  15   6
5   FC Twente3 Illinois       8   0   0   8    6   24   0

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   California Storm                 8   8   0   0   34     3   24
2   Sonoma County Sol            9   6   1   2   17     8   19
3   San Francisco Nighthawks  10   4   3   3   18    12  15
4   Walnut Creek Power          10   4   0   6   12    24  12
5   Sacramento Pride               9   2   0   7    11   35   6
6   Monterey Blues                 10   1   2   7   10   20   5

Pacific Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   West Coast                 10   7   1   2  19  12    22
2   Ajax                          10   6   1   3  22  10    19
3   SD United                  10   5   2   3  17    7    17
4   Los Angeles Rampage  10   4   1   5  11  16    13
5   San Diego Sealions     10   4   1   5  11  16    13
6   Claremont Stars          10   0   2   8   4   23     2

Sunshine Conference
Up to and including Sunday 13th July
1   Brevard County Cocoa Expos  12  11   1   0    32    4   34
2   Palm Beach United                12   7   3   2    29  10   24
3   Florida Surge                       12    7   2   3    24  15   23
4   Miami Kickers                       12   6   0   6    38  18   18
5   Puerto Rico Capitals              12   2   5   5     4   13   11
6   Thomasville Dragons            12    2   3   7    10  33    9
7   Orlando Falcons                   12    0   0  12    5   49    0
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« Reply #89 on: July 25, 2008, 10:18:18 PM »
Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   Utah Spiders                     12   9   0   3   39   14   27
2   Arizona Rush                     12   8   3   1   32   12   27
3   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   12   8   2   2   40   14   26
4   Denver Diamonds              12   5   2   5   25   25   17
5   Colorado Springs United     12   3   1   8   11   31   10
6   Salt Lake City Sparta          12   3   1   8   17   39   10
7   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  12   1   1  10   11  40     4

Big Sky Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July
1   Oklahoma Alliance   8   7   1   0   22    6   22
2   Fort Worth              8   2   3   3   12   14    9
3   Tulsa Spirit             8   2   3   3    8    11    9
4   South Select           7   2   2   3   10   11    8
5   Vitesse Dallas         7   1   1   5    5    15    4

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July
1   Long Island Fury                10   8   1   1   37     7   25
2   Lancaster Inferno               10   7   1   2   24     9   22
3   Atlantic City Diablos           10   6   2   2   24     7   20
4   Philadelphia Liberty            11   4   5   2   14     8   17
5   Northampton Laurels          12   4   1   7   12   26   13
6   Millburn Magic                   11   3   2   6   13   20   11
7   Central Delaware SA Future 12   0   0  12    3   50     0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Eastern Conference – North East Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July
1   Soccerplus Connecticut   12   12   0   0    57   2   36
2   New England Mutiny       12   10   0   2    47   7   30
3   Boston Aztecs                11    4   3   4    19  18   15
4   Maine Tide                     10   3   2   5    13   17   11
5   New York Athletic             9   3   1   5    10   34   10
6   Adirondack Lynx             12   2   2   8    17   37    8
7   Massachusetts Stingers    10   0   0  10     5   53    0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Mid West Conference
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   MYSC Lady Blues          8   7   0   1  14   4   21
2   Ohio Premier                8   6   1   1  19   4   19
3   FC St. Louis                 8   4   1   3  13  11  13
4   Chicago United Breeze   8   2   0   6    7  16   6
5   FC Twente3 Illinois       8   0   0   8    6   24   0

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   California Storm               10  10   0   0   48    3   30
2   Sonoma County Sol           10   6   1   3   17   13  19
3   San Francisco Nighthawks  10   4   3   3   18   12  15
4   Walnut Creek Power          10   4   0   6   12    24  12
5   Sacramento Pride              10   2   0   8   11   44    6
6   Monterey Blues                 10   1   2   7   10    20   5

Pacific Conference – South Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   West Coast                 10   7   1   2  19  12    22
2   Ajax                          10   6   1   3  22  10    19
3   SD United                  10   5   2   3  17    7    17
4   Los Angeles Rampage  10   4   1   5  11  16    13
5   San Diego Sealions     10   4   1   5  11  16    13
6   Claremont Stars          10   0   2   8   4   23     2

Sunshine Conference
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   Brevard County Cocoa Expos  12  11   1   0    32    4   34
2   Palm Beach United                12   7   3   2    29  10   24
3   Florida Surge                       12    7   2   3    24  15   23
4   Miami Kickers                       12   6   0   6    38  18   18
5   Puerto Rico Capitals              12   2   5   5     4   13   11
6   Thomasville Dragons            12    2   3   7    10  33    9
7   Orlando Falcons                   12    0   0  12    5   49    0
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« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2008, 10:39:48 PM »
Week 12

Tuesday 22nd July

Mid Atlantic Division
Lancaster Inferno 1 Atlantic City Diablos 0

The WPSL end of season seems a bit more messy than the rival W-League from this far away on the other side of the Atlantic.

Firstly, retrospective addition of a small number of results looks as if default scores (1-0) were added together with a couple of 3-0 results. I've already adjusted the earlier posts of results and tables whenever this seems to have happened. Without any explanation posted anywhere by the League or the affected clubs, I guess this might have been done to deal with matches where clubs failed to fulfil a fixture. Despite this the Eastern Conference divisions seem to have finished without resolution of the full set of fixtures.

Secondly two clubs were deducted six points for League violations - Walnut Creek Power and Northern Arizona Cheetahs.

Finally, the Big Sky Conference post season line-up has gone forward with the exclusion of Oklahoma Alliance, the Big Sky South Division champions. There's no League explanation of this but it was unexpected - items earlier last week were commenting on imminent match up between the North and South Division leaders.

Big Sky Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   Utah Spiders                     12   9   0   3   39   14   27
2   Arizona Rush                     12   8   3   1   32   12   27
3   Albuquerque Lady Asylum   12   8   2   2   40   14   26
4   Denver Diamonds              12   5   2   5   25   25   17
5   Colorado Springs United     12   3   1   8   11   31   10
6   Salt Lake City Sparta          12   3   1   8   17   39   10
7   Northern Arizona Cheetahs  12   1   1  10   11  40    -2*
* six points deducted for League violations

Eastern Conference – Mid Atlantic Division
Up to and including Tuesday 22nd July
1   Long Island Fury                10   8   1   1   37     7   25
2   Lancaster Inferno               11   8   1   2   25     9   25
3   Atlantic City Diablos           11   6   2   3   24     8   20
4   Philadelphia Liberty            11   4   5   2   14     8   17
5   Northampton Laurels          12   4   1   7   12   26   13
6   Millburn Magic                   11   3   2   6   13   20   11
7   Central Delaware SA Future 12   0   0  12    3   50     0
* Table based on divisional results only - there are several extra fixtures during the season between North East and Mid Atlantic sides

Pacific Conference – North Division
Up to and including Sunday 20th July (Final Table)
1   California Storm               10  10   0   0   48    3   30
2   Sonoma County Sol           10   6   1   3   17   13  19
3   San Francisco Nighthawks  10   4   3   3   18   12  15
4   Walnut Creek Power          10   4   0   6   12    24   6 *
5   Sacramento Pride              10   2   0   8   11   44    6
6   Monterey Blues                 10   1   2   7   10    20   5
* six points deducted for violation of League regulations.

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Play Offs

Friday 25th July

Eastern Conference Play-Off Semi-Finals
Long Island Fury 2 New England Mutiny 4
Soccerplus Connecticut 2 Lancaster Inferno 1





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LONG ISLAND FURY 2, NEW ENGLAND MUTINY 4

NEW HYDE PARK, NY (07/25/08) - Experience defeated youthful exuberance tonight as the New England Mutiny defeated the Long Island Fury, 4-2, in the first round of the Women's Premier Soccer League playoffs. The game was played in front of a passionate crowd at Michael Tully Park in New Hyde Park.

The Mutiny (11-2-0) now go on to visit the Connecticut Reds (13-0-0), which defeated the Lancaster Inferno (8-3-2), 2-1 tonight in the other Eastern Conference playoff match. The Fury's season ends with a 9-2-2 record after being crowned Mid-Atlantic Division champions.

The Mutiny's Mary Frances-Monroe returned to Long Island and was the star of the match. The former Northport resident and former U.S. National Team player was a level above everybody else, scoring one goal and providing one assist. The WPSL's leading scorer also drew two fouls which led to goals on free kicks.

The Fury dominated the opening 10 minutes of the game and scored on a 15-yard shot by Lorraine Quinn in the 3rd minute which ricocheted off a Mutiny defender. The Mutiny knotted it up in the 16th minute on a 12-yard shot by Monroe off a cross by Erin Clark. Megan Schnur put the Mutiny ahead in the 36th minute with a 20-yard free kick.

After no goals for most of the second half, three goals at the end decided the match. A Fury free kick in the 89th minute, taken by 15-year-old Karin Simonian, was deflected and Marie Curtin blasted it into the net from five yards. The Mutiny responded with a Mary-Frances Monroe corner kick in stoppage time which resulted in a goal mouth scramble and Karen Gurnon scoring what proved to be the winning goal. Erin Clark added an insurance goal a minute later just before the final whistle of this end-to-end match.

"If you live by youth, you die by youth," commented Fury head coach Paul Riley. "We were up 1-0 and should have been up by three goals with all the chances we had but let them back into the match."

"We played well and the Mutiny is a good team and a top-class organization," Coach Riley continued. "I thought that we were a bit naive tonight and it wound up costing us."

Despite the six goals, both keepers played well and made saves to keep their team in the game. The Fury's Becky Wachsberger made seven saves while New England's Chloe Bezier made five saves.

Source - W.P.S.L.
http://www.wpsl.info/news/index.php?cat=62&id=558

MUTINY WIN TO ADVANCE
Article by JUSTIN SIMON

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. - For a team coming off a dominating 5-1 win that saw their defense rarely tested last Sunday, the New England Mutiny came out flat last night in a quarterfinal matchup of the Women’s Premier Soccer League against the Long Island Fury at Tully Field.

To the rescue came Mary-Frances Monroe.

In an exciting game start to finish, the Mutiny came out on top 4-2. Karen Gurnon’s goal off a rebound after a corner kick in the 90th minute broke a 2-2 tie. Erin Clark scored in injury time for the final count.

The Mutiny’s scoring flourish came after the Fury tied the match at 2-2 in the 89th minute.

“I was trying not to go to overtime,” head coach Tony Horta said. “I thought they had better numbers than we did and a lot more healthy players on their bench. Lucky for us we got the rebound of that kick and the ball went in. Our girls showed a lot of heart tonight.”

After a Lorraine Quinn goal for the Fury after only three minutes of play, Monroe scored in the 16th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1. She then helped set up the go-ahead goal in the 35th minute, which was scored by Meghan Schnur. Monroe was fouled on the play which gave the Mutiny a free kick opportunity. Schnur beat the Fury’s goalie Becky Wachsberger to put the Mutiny ahead 2-1.

“I told the girls to just calm down,” Horta said. “They came out and maybe underestimated these girls (Fury) and then they kind of woke up. I’m very proud of them.”

With a chance to play archrival Soccerplus Connecticut on the line, head coach Tony Horta went with his backup goalie Chloe Beizer after she had a strong performance against Boston on Sunday. It’s safe to say she weathered the storm of the opening minutes. With two key saves in the opening five minutes, Beizer was the anchor of the Mutiny defense.

With the Fury only having one player out of college, the experience level of the Mutiny showed-especially by Monroe.

Numerous times she came up with scoring chances with about two shots that hit the post and two more that missed the net by inches.

Playing only 20 minutes from her hometown of Northport, N.Y., Monroe’s presence helped free up her teammates as the Fury defenders were keying on her the entire night.

The Mutiny will go on to play Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. “This team is ready to go back to where we came from and that’s the finals,” said Horta. “These girls are prepared for anyone and I think we can play with Soccerplus.”

http://mutinysoccer.com/mutiny-win-to-advance/

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« Reply #93 on: July 28, 2008, 12:26:44 AM »
SOCCERPLUS CT 2, LANCASTER INFERNO 1

NEW BRITAIN, CT (07/25/08) - The Reds have seen thunder, lightning, rain, and scorching heat this season at Willowbrook Park. This past Friday must have been a blessing, clear skies and the temperature in the low 80s.

Put simply, the Reds capitalized. Taking on the Lancaster Inferno in the semi-finals of the 2008 WPSL Eastern Conference playoffs, the Reds won a hard fought game 2-1.

After the game was delayed fifteen minutes due to the late arrival of the Inferno, the teams appeared evenly matched early on. In the fourth minute Maggie Tomecka produced a soft shot from inside the box, saved by Inferno keeper Joy Shaiebly. Shortly after, the Inferno had a chance of their own as Reds' keeper Jill Mastroianni made a save on a header.

About thirty minutes into the game, the Reds began to take control. Chioma Igwe orchestrated two of three sequential attacks with well designed through balls within the attacking third.

Said head coach Tony DiCicco, "Early in the game, I thought we were a little bit suspect defensively. Just a lot of unforced errors. Once we got that sorted out, we began to take over the game."

However, the Inferno were not going to go down easily. Forward Amy Pickard made several strong runs at the Connecticut defense, with Niki Cross making two crucial tackles.

The teams entered halftime deadlocked at 0-0.

But the Reds came out quickly in the second half. In the 47th minute, Igwe played a ball to Erika Sutton along the right sideline. Sutton turned the ball back towards the middle of the field and fired a strong shot into the upper left corner from the top of the 18-yard box.

"Chioma played me a great ball in behind, and I had enough time to cut it back and shoot with my left foot," Sutton said.

Players like Sutton have proved vital for the Reds in the previous weeks, especially with some of the recent injury problems.

"Overall, the players have all stepped up and helped out. We're probably missing four starters right now. And so these other players have an opportunity, and they have to make the most of it. Erika had a great game tonight, and Niki Cross has stepped up as well with the loss of Kristen Graczyk. And it's good to see Corie Halasz back on the field as well," said DiCicco.

The Reds kept the pressure on throughout the second half, making the Inferno's chances few and far between. Pickard had the best chance for her squad about midway through half, but Niki cross blocked her strike just beyond the penalty spot.

Sutton was back at it again in the 80th minute, this time dishing to Tiffany Weimer. Tiff received the through ball at the top of the eighteen, beat the last defender and buried the ball into the right side of the goal.

Said Weimer, "I knew that the defender was going to over-commit, so I just chopped it to my left and faked to Becky, then slid it to the right."

But the Inferno weren't done just yet. Number thirty five Leigh Victory scored on a long from about thirty yards out in the 89th minute, just gliding it over the out-stretched hand of Mastroianni and dipping it under the cross bar.

However, the Reds weren't going to let this one slip away. While the Inferno tried to pour it on in stoppage time, the defense stood tall, and the Reds came away with a 2-1 victory.

With the win, the Reds improve to 13-0-0 on the year, while the Lancaster Inferno fall to 8-3-1.

Nevertheless, Soccerplus still has to improve as their playoff run continues.

Said DiCicco, "I want to work on some of our decisions with the ball, keeping the ball a little bit better. It's the equivalent of a quarterback who just tries the long pass every time. Every once in a while you might connect one, but pretty much the defense is ready for it. If it's on you play it, if it isn't on you keep the ball and another opportunity will show up."

In the other semi-final of the Eastern Confernce, the New England Mutiny defeated the Long Island Fury 4-2 in Long Island. This sets the stage for a third meeting between the Reds and the Mutiny on Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 in New Britain. To the winner goes the title of Eastern Conference Champion and a birth in the WPSL Final Four in Sacramento, California.

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« Reply #94 on: July 28, 2008, 10:24:08 AM »
Play-Offs

Saturday 26th July

Big Sky Conference Play-Off Final
Utah Spiders 2 Arizona Rush 6

Pacific Conference Play-Off Semi Finals
California Storm 0 Ajax 2
West Coast 3 Sonoma County Sol 2


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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2008, 10:15:49 AM »
Play-Offs

Sunday 27th July

Eastern Conference Play-Off Final
Soccerplus Connecticut 0 New England Mutiny 1

Pacific Conference Play-Off Final
West Coast 0 Ajax 2

Monday 28th July

Inter-Conference (Sunshine v Mid West) Play Off
Brevard County Cocoa Expos 0 MYSC Lady Blues 1

Final Four are:-
Ajax (Pacific Conference)
Arizona Rush (Big Sky Conference)
MYSC Lady Blues (Midwest Conference)
New England Mutiny (Eastern Conference)

League Championship Finals will be played in Sacramento next weekend (2nd/3rd August)






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« Reply #96 on: August 02, 2008, 12:44:12 PM »
WCFC Falls in Regional Final
By: Jim Inghram
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 11:12 am

YORBA LINDA - The West Coast FC ran into a hot team at the wrong time Sunday, dropping a 2-0 decision to Ajax America in the Pacific Conference Championship game of the WPSL at Esperanza High School.

Ajax (8-3-1) won its last five in the regular season to come from the depths of the Pacific South Division to second place, behind West Coast FC. Ajax took out the undefeated North Division champion, California Storm, 2-0, on Saturday. Then did they same to WCFC (8-3-1) on Sunday. The victory qualifies Ajax for the national championship tournament Aug. 2-3 in Sacramento.

“We’ve been a on very good run and we hope to keep it going,” said Ajax coach Brian Boswell, the Pacific Conference coach of the year.

The teams battled to scoreless tie in the first half, with West Coast creating many more chances than Ajax by keeping possession of the ball in its zone. Ajax goalie Ali Lipsher had two saves in the first half.

Ajax took the lead five minutes into the second half when Brook O’Hanley sent a long pass to Shannon Cross (USC '04), who collected the ball and raced around the edge of the defense to put a shot on goal that hit the far post and went in.

The goal appeared to open up play for both teams as each came up with excellent opportunities. Three in particular by WCFC had the chance to be equalizers, but each came up short. Charity Weston worked her way through the defense, and while double-teamed managed to send a shot that Lipsher stopped. Megan Kakadelas sent a bullet from the top of the box that went wide and Kylie Jones had a great look a few minutes later.

The Ajax defense of Jen Brewer, Stephanie School and Dani Bosio did a solid job of minimizing any WCFC looks after those three chances. And it was Bosio, who played with the So Cal Blues, who put the game out of reach when she scored in the 70th minute.

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« Reply #97 on: August 02, 2008, 12:50:18 PM »
SOCCERPLUS CONNECTICUT 0 NEW ENGLAND MUTINY 1

Mutiny End Reds' Season with a 1-0 Win
By Michael Cohen

NEW BRITAIN, CT (07/27/08) - The Reds had beaten the Mutiny twice already this year: 3-1 on June 13th and 2-0 on July 18th. Unfortunately, the third time proved the charm for the team from Massachusetts in the East Final, as they escaped with a hard fought one-goal victory.

From the opening whistle, the Mutiny came out quickly and had several early opportunities. Forward Erin Gatto and midfielder Meghan Schnur took shots in the fifth and sixth minutes respectively, each time striking the ball over the crossbar. Schnur in particular was a factor all game long on set pieces. In the 9th minute she took a free kick from twenty five yards out that was just inches over the goal.

It wasn't until the 22nd minute that the Reds had their first true chance of the match, a well-placed cross into the box that was headed away by a Mutiny defender.

"We talked about that, not letting them get off to an early start. We wanted to be the team to establish our game. I think that was important because we knew that if they lacked the confidence from the beginning, they couldn't put us back on our heels," said Mutiny coach Tony Horta.

In the 35th minute, Reds forward Tiffany Weimer received a punt from goalkeeper Jill Mastroianni in the attacking third of the field. Mutiny keeper Chloe Beizer was off her line, but Tiff's chip went just wide on the right side of the goal.

Shortly thereafter, the Mutiny had their best chance of the first half. Meghan Schnur played a cross into the box from the left flank, and a scramble ensued right in front of the goal mouth. After a few tense seconds, Jill dove on the ball to end the opposing attack.

The first half proved to be incredibly physical as well. The Reds committed twelve fouls in the first half compared to just three by the Mutiny. Nonetheless, the teams went into halftime deadlocked at 0-0.

For the second game in a row, the Reds came out firing in the second half. In the 48th minute, Becky Ryan stole the ball from the Mutiny's left back, Meg Cunningham. Dribbling along the end line, Becky played a ball back into the penalty area for Maggie Tomecka. Maggie's shot was pushed away by Beizer, and Manya Makoski's rebound sailed over the crossbar.

In the 50th minute, the Reds had beautiful combination play inside the Mutiny 18-yard box. While shielding a defender, Maggie Tomecka played a back-heel pass through to Tiffany Weimer, but Beizer made the save.

While the Reds dominated the opening part of the second half, the Mutiny had a successful counter attack in the 57th minute. Mary Frances Monroe played a ball through to Erin Clark, who slid it past Jill Mastroianni into the left side of the net.

Said Horta, "We know that if we isolate Clark one-on-one she is going to get goals. We knew they were going to bring high pressure to try and get an early goal and try to take our psychological point away. We just had to hang in there and try to counter."

But the Reds weren't going to go out without a fight. In the 60th minute Tiffany Weimer lined up a free kick from 20 yards out, just to the left side of the goal. She bent the ball around the wall, but the ball ripped off the crossbar and out of harms way. Just two minutes later Becky Ryan took a shot from 25 yards out that had Beizer beat. Unfortunately, the ball flew just over the crossbar yielding only a goal kick.

From this point forward, the Mutiny focused their efforts on working the clock. The Reds kept the pressure on but to no avail. They had one last chance in stoppage time, but Katie Schoepfer's through ball was just behind Tiffany Weimer.

The final whistle signaled the end of the Connecticut Reds season, as the Mutiny came out on top 1-0. The Reds finished their 2008 season with a record of 13-1 and an East Conference North Division Regular Season Championship.

"We came into the season with the goal of making to California, so we're a little disappointed. To lose one game isn't the end of the world. The unfortunate thing is that this is the game that mattered. For the players on this team, they're missing the mentality to win, something that the Mutiny has," said Reds Assistant Coach Lisa Cole.

She explained, "I think they just needed to believe in themselves a little bit more. We knew we could play with them, you saw that in the beginning of the second half. At this point, we still need to prove that we can bring our A-game when things matter. Hopefully we will be able accomplish that next year."

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« Reply #98 on: August 02, 2008, 01:17:26 PM »
Blues bruise Expos 1-0
Season ends for Brevard women, despite 11-1-1 mark
by Mark DeCotis • FLORIDA TODAY • July 29, 2008

The MYSC Lady Blues made the most of their chance, while the Brevard County Cocoa Expos couldn't cash in on theirs. Thus, their Women's Premier Soccer League season ended in the first round of the playoffs Monday night in a 1-0 defeat.

The Lady Blues (8-1), the Midwest Conference champions, advance to the league's championship final four this weekend in Sacramento, Calif., while the Expos, the Sunshine Conference champs, finished 11-1-1.

Forward Marie Gallagher beat Expos goalie Natalie Feller on a rush in the eighth minute, scoring on a high ball to put the Lady Blues on the board. The goal was only the fifth the Expos allowed all season.

The Expos had their chances in the tense, physical, back-and-forth match, the best early one being all-conference striker Stacey Jo Fletcher hitting the right post in the 18th minute.

The hosts pressed matters throughout the first half, but couldn't break down the Lady Blues' defense or beat acrobatic keeper Laurel Peak.

Things were pressed further in the second half with the Expos swarming like the omnipresent mosquitoes, but to no avail.

Fletcher was high with another shot as time wound down in the 87th minute, and the Expos never got another good chance.

"We knew coming in they had a really good defense," Expos coach James Kryger said. "It's unfortunate that we couldn't break them down.

"Credit to their team. They got the early goal. Normally, that's the kind of goal we get."

That the goal came in transition fit the pattern the more experienced Lady Blues, who allowed only four goals in nine games, played all season.

"A lot of our offensive opportunities come in transition, obviously," said MYSC coach Ben John.

"We are one of the oldest teams in the league. Some of it is the sensibility of trying to conserve our energy, finding those spurts when we can attack."

The Lady Blues also negated the Expos' advantage in speed.

"When you've got an older team, maybe not as fast," John said, "that low-pressure sort of strategy of staying back a little bit, take away the space from them, works well with a team like that."

It certainly worked Monday night.

"Their keeper was phenomenal," Kryger said. "With a little luck, we could have gotten a chance here and there. We've won games that way, now we're in the other situation. It's unfortunate that we can't go to California, but the girls had a great season. I've very happen with them."

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080729/SPORTS/807290336/1002/SPORTS

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« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2008, 06:01:07 PM »
League Championship Play-Offs

Saturday 2nd August

Semi Finals (played at Sacramento)
Ajax 5 MYSC Lady Blues 0
Arizona Rush 2 New England Mutiny 1

Sunday 3rd August

League Championship Final (played at Sacramento)
Ajax 3 Arizona Rush 1
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