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United Women’s Soccer, Week 5: Recap

Thursday:

Springfield Demize, 0 vs KC Courage, 3 : 7 PM – Cooper Stadium at Lake Country Soccer, Springfield, MO – Eleven Sports

The first of two games on the week for both sides, KC Courage headed down to Southern Missouri to face the rechristened Springfield Demize (formerly Lady Demize). The trip from Kansas City to Springfield did nothing to dissuade the Courage as they took a three goal away victory with all three goals scored by different players.

Friday:

Chicago Mustangs, 2 vs Lansing United, 0 : 5 PM – Commissioners Park, Naperville, IL – No Stream Announced

Another match with the teams both playing their first of two on the weekend, the outdoor Women’s side of the Chicago Mustangs hosted Lansing United in a Midwest North vs South match. The trip for Lansing didn’t prove to be worth much in points as Chicago took a two goal win to secure another three points.

Midwest United, 4 vs Corktown AFC, 2 : 6 PM – Aquinas College Athletic Field, Grand Rapids, MI – Eleven Sports

Detroit’s “only women’s club” headed west across the state to do battle in the all-Michigan, Midwest-North. Corktown looked to be running away with the match, scoring two unanswered goals inside the first half hour. Midwest United answered back with two goals before the end of the half and two more in the second 45′ to earn a nice comeback victory at home.

Saturday:

KC Courage, 1 vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher, 0 : 4 PM – Bourke Field at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO – Eleven Sports

The second match of the week for KC Courage and first of two in a row for SLSG. Both sides needed to have the utmost fitness to get through the full 90 minutes with KC having already played this week and SLSG having a match the next day. What we got was a banger of a match with Courage’s Caroline Kelly scoring the lone and game winning goal in the 89th minute.

Chicago Mustangs, 4 vs Ladies Steel City, 0 : 6 PM – Nike Sports Complex, Naperville, IL – No Stream Announced

Ladies Steel City looked to spoil Chicago’s second match of the week and the Mustangs perfect opportunity to take a total of six points on the week. That was not to be for the visitors from Joliet as the Mustangs ran away with a four goals all by different scorers in a route of their Chicagoland rivals. The Mustangs now have 9 points through 3 matches and sit atop the Midwest-South.

Indiana Elite, 1 vs Chicago Kics, 2 : 6 PM – Trinity Sports Park, Noblesville, IN – No Stream Announced

Taking the place of Indiana Union for the 2021 UWS season, Indiana Elite played their first match in United Women’s Soccer against the Chicago Kics, another UWS expansion side. The Kics managed a one goal away victory to give them their second win of the season and hand Elite a loss in their first ever match in the league.

Muskegon Risers, 0 vs Detroit City FC, 10 : 6 PM – Kehren Stadium, Muskegon, MI – Eleven Sports

Detroit came back from last weeks 3-1 away loss to the Chicago Mustangs in dominating fashion. Le Rouge took a large 7-0 lead into the half-time break, scoring so many in such quick succession their matchday Twitter had a hard time keeping up. DCFC added another three goals in the second half including a brace from Melanie Forbes.

Sunday:

Lansing United, 5 vs Chicago Kics, 1 : 1 PM – Eastern High School Stadium, Lansing, MI – Eleven Sports

After a big win in Indiana on Saturday night, the Kics trekked north to face Lansing United for both teams second match of the weekend. The Kics jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a sixth minute goal> Lansing drew even in the 27th before taking the lead just two minutes later en route to a big 5-1 win at home.

Indiana Elite, 1 vs MSC Peoria, 2 : 6 PM – Trinity Sports Park, Noblesville, IN – No Stream Announced

Indiana Elite hosted MSC Peoria for Elite’s second of two home matches on the weekend. Though a valiant effort was made by the hosts, it would be MSC Peoria winning 2-1 at the final whistle.

St. Louis Scott Gallagher, 4 vs Springfield Demize, 0 : 7 PM – World Wide Technology Soccer Park, Fenton, MO – Eleven Sports

The final match of the weekend for the UWS Central, the two Missouri sides took to the pitch in the final of a triangular week which also saw them both face KC Courage. After a loss for each side they both looked to take their first three points of 2021. Those three points would go to St. Louis after they defeated Springfield 4-0 in their first of two clashes in 2021.

*Note โ€“ All Times CDT

Ashle Norling
Co-Founder of Northern Lights Football. LGBTQ, also managing editor for E Pluribus Loonum.
http://www.lightsfootball.com

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