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June 19 - Vancouver Whitecaps at Pali Blues


AlanDouglas

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Whitecaps win 2-1! First team to ever beat Pali Blues, who were undefeated over 33 games since entering the league in 2008.

Scoring Summary (unofficial, but the official summary has it wrong):

24' - VAN - Monica Lam-Feist (Melissa Tancredi)

25' - PAL - Alex Morgan (Cammi Levin)

50' - VAN - Sophie Schmidt (Jodi-Ann Robinson)

The team is really starting to hit its stride, and has just one more road game, in Seattle, before finishing the season with four straight at home. If we can keep the momentum going, we will be in great position to finish first in the conference, and host the Western Final.

Great day all around, as the Whitecaps Prospects won 3-0 in Chilliwack to move to 9-0-0 in PCSL women's play, with 51 goals for and 3 against.

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Good for them, knew it was only a matter of time until they started to gel. It's a great result, but Pali '10 is somewhat tempered from the Pali's of old, and that's not just Kara Lang coming home. Pali lost 5 WPS players this year, two are WPS All-Stars and two other have played almost every single WPS minute of the entire season. Iris Mora is gone too, and she was hugely talented. The travelling Danes are capable and they have Alex Morgan and some euro fringe players but aren't quite the team that went years undefeated. They're 0-2-1 in their last three games and scraped 1-0 over Santa Clarita before that. And other than Elizabeth Lambert, the celebrity women's soccer goon, there really isn't a brand name player on Santa Clarita.

Hope the Caps keep on getting stronger and climb up and over their potential. I imagine they'll soon be at the point where their toughest games are intersqauds in practice.

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Pair of 1-1 draws this week: Laval (1-1-1) v. Lady Lynx (2-0-2), and the Amiral (1-2-2) v. Fury (4-0-1).

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Québec City, QC - The Fury Women escaped Québec City with a 1-1 draw with the Amiral on Sunday afternoon thanks a goal from Australian International Aivi Luik and a game-saving tackle by Marie-Eve Nault to keep the score tied late in the game.

Laura Martel opened the scoring for the Amiral in the 12th minute heading home the Andréanne Gagné corner to put Québec City ahead early. The Fury would pull even in the 27th minute, also by way of a corner kick, when Aivi Luik was left unmarked at the back post heading home the Ria Percival corner for her first in Fury colours to pulling the Fury all square.

With things still knotted heading into the second half the Fury would produce chances from Jodie Taylor, Melissa Busque and Tameka Butt, but it was all for nought. In the 75th minute the Fury were reduced to 10-players when Servet Uzunlar was given a straight red after a skirmish with an Amiral player. Tameka Butt would pick up a glorious opportunity to pull the Fury ahead, but Marie-Pier Bilodeau proved solid in goal for Québec City all afternoon. Marie-Eve Nault would be regarding to make what would be a game saving take late in the game when Josée Bélanger broke through the Fury back line, but the veteran defender ensured the score remained tied.

The Fury drop a valuable two points, but will have the opportunity to gain a full three points this coming Friday (June 25th) at 7pm when they face the Amiral again in Ottawa.

http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/home/441554.html

Quebec coach Jonas Worth commented on the satisfaction of the adjustments to their play over the previous games and praised the efforts of goalscorer Laura Martel and midfielders Christina Di Elsi and Marie-Claude Villeneuve.

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