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Vancouver Whitecaps 5 Calgary Wildfire 0

Early report from the Whitecaps:

"The Whitecaps Women exploded for five goals in the second half to snuff out the Calgary Wildfire in their season home opener. Leading the way was Carmelina Moscato with three goals and Martina Holan-Franko with two. The game was played before a women's season opening high crowd of 3,194."

So a bit of a blowout, as was probably expected, but it was scoreless at halftime.

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Here's the full report from the Whitecaps:


Whitecaps Women 5 - Calgary Wildfire 0

Friday, May 14, 2004

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC (attendance: 3,194 )

The Whitecaps Women scored five second half goals in a span of 18

minutes to down the expansion Calgary Wildfire 5-0 in their

home-opener. Midfielder-forward Carmelina Moscato led the way with a

hat trick, while Martina Holan-Franko had two goals and an assist.

Goalkeeper Erin McLeod, who grew up in Calgary, earned the shutout

without having to make a save.

The win moves Vancouver into first place in the Western Conference,

with a 1-0-0 record. Calgary fall to 0-1-0.

The Whitecaps Women next play on Sunday May 23 at home to the Edmonton Aviators in a 4:00pm start as part of a doubleheader. The Whitecaps' Men meanwhile play Saturday, May 15 at home to the Calgary Mustangs.

Scoring Summary

46' Vanc Carmelina Moscato (Martina Holan-Franko)

Holan-Franko's cross from the left was blasted in by Moscato.

49' Vanc Martina Holan-Franko (Andrea Neil)

Holan-Franko fired in from Neil's low cross from the left.

52' Vanc Carmelina Moscato

A cross from the left was headed up by a defender and fell to Moscato who looped a header over the keeper and in.

57' Vanc Carmelina Moscato (Andrea Neil)

Moscato breaking on the left picked up a long pass from Neil and floated it over the keeper from 25 yards for the hat trick.

64' Vanc Martina Holan-Franko (Tera Kasubuchi)

Sara Maglio's cross from the right was headed back by Kasubuchi to Holan-Franko who finished it off with a great diving header.

Game Notes

This equalled the team record for biggest win in a home opener (5-0 over the Albuquerque Crush on May 12, 2002)

The crowd of 3,194 was the second largest for the regular season in team history, excluding double-headers.

The win was the first for the Caps under new Head Coach Chris Bennett. He made a surprise substitution at half-time, replacing star striker Phebe Trotman with defender Sasha Andrews. The move proved to be a brilliant one, as it saw Andrea Neil move up to midfield, and Moscato move up to striker. Moscato opened scoring right after the restart.

Kara Lang, Brittany Timko, and Katie Thorlakson didn't play as they have been back East with the Canadian U-19 Team for a pair of games against Germany.

The Whitecaps are on a 13-game undefeated streak. Their last official loss was in their May 11, 2003, home-opener, 3-1 to Seattle.


Whitecaps: 24.Erin McLeod - 11.Randee Hermus, 5.Andrea Neil, 16.Sophie Spilborghs - 15.Liz Conner (2.Sadie McLure 72'), 9.Amy Apps, 3.Carmelina Moscato, 22.Tera Kasubuchi, 8.Sara Maglio (21.Ashley McGee 64') -

13.Martina Holan-Franko, 4.Phebe Trotman (6.Sasha Andrews 45')

Calgary: 22.Vicky Du Plessis - 11.Emelie Mercier, 6.Renae Hunter, 9.Kim Coady (3.Tayah Schroder-Gillespie 69') - 15.Hema Chengkalath (10.Cheryl Cormack 62'), 7.Megan Durado, 13.Cheryl Bjorgan, 12.Jessica Horning,

2.Stacey Warren - 8.Stephanie Hoogveld, 14.Kristan Votta


Referee: Jill Proctor


Vancouver: Andrea Neil 13'

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