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WPSL Central Week 7 : Recap

Wednesday: 

Fire SC 98 0 vs Rochester United 4 – 7pm – Centennial High School Stadium, Circle Pines, MN – No Announced Stream

 

FC Milwaukee Torrent 2 vs Milwaukee Bavarian SC 2 – 7pm – Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI – Eleven Sports

Torrent went ahead through a penalty in the 8th minute from Jelena Sever after a handball but conceded almost immediately at the other end as Hailey Block blasted home a shot from the top of the box after pressure from the left. Bavarians then went ahead after a neat finish by McKaela Schmelzer from a right wing cross in the 20th minute but Torrent equalized through Sever’s second goal, her own shot from the edge of the box which went in off the post. That was it for the scoring, as Torrent registered their first draw of the season and missed an opportunity to go level on points with the Red Stars Reserves.

Friday:

Dakota Fusion FC 0 vs MapleBrook Fury 4 – 5pm – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

Fury came into town having only played 3 times, but undefeated. Their short form also includes a perfect 1-0-0 on the road and it became 2-0-0 with a comfortable 4-0 win, in which they outshot Fusion 15-2. The game was broken open with two quick-fire goals in the 33rd minute. The first came from a quick breakaway by Claire Odmark . The second was a piece of quick thinking and sublime skill by Karina Gilson, chipping the Fusion keeper from the right side, fully 40 yards out.   3-0 was a solo dribbled effort by Kelsey Kallio off a recycled corner. The final goal was a tap in from Karina Gilson in the 70th minute, after solid buildup led to a shot spilled by the Fusion goalie. 

Salvo SC 2 vs Mankato United SC 1 – 7pm – Reynolds Field, Roseville, MN – Eleven Sports

Mankato went ahead in the 22nd minute as Salvo failed to clear their area and it remained 1-0 to the visitors through half-time but the home side struck back in the 52nd minute as Sophia Boman rifled a shot in from 30 yards out, over the despairing dive of the keeper. Boman then completed the rally in the 75th minute, finishing off a marauding run down the right.  

Green Bay Glory 0 vs Chicago Red Stars Reserves 4 – 6:30pm – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports

RSR opened their scoring in the 3rd minute, de Filippo chipping the Glory goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area. It was 2-0 after a striker dribbled it past the Glory goalkeeper from close range in the 31st minute.  3-0 arrived through a strong header from de Filippo, from a right wing cross in the 62nd minute. Pinball in the Glory area gave the Red Stars Reserves a fourth goal from an own goal in the 86th minute and they extended their lead in the Lake Michigan Conference to 7 points.  

Saturday:

FC Pride 4 vs Columbus Eagles FC 0 – 3pm – Pride Performance Center, Indianapolis, IN – No Announced Stream 

Milwaukee Bavarian 1 vs Chicago City SC 0 – 4pm – Bavarian Soccer Club, Glendale, WI – No Announced Stream

Another 1-0 win against a Chicago side, this time Hailey Bloch sealed the win against the 1-1-2 Chicago City. 

Cincinnati Sirens 5 vs St Louis Lions 0 – 7pm – Lakota West High School, West Chester Township, OH – No Announced Stream

 

Dayton Dutch Lions FC 1 vs Fire & Ice SC 2 – 7pm – DOC Stadium, West Carrolton, OH – Gem City Sports Network

In a tightly contested game, the goal scoring was opened in the 69th minute as MacKenzie Litzsinger countered down the right wing and calmly rounded the on rushing DDL goalkeeper. The visitors doubled their tally in the 85th minute when Sofia Hernandez uncorked one from outside the area and watched it fly past a diving keeper. Dayton scored in the 86th minute through Lauren Bastian after F&I failed to clear within their own 6 yard area.  

Sunday:

Dakota Fusion FC 0 vs Mankato United SC 4 – 5pm – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

A routine Mankato win was made uncomfortable by heat, rain and a lightning delay. Mankato started early, with Jenny Vetter notching yet another goal in her storied career in the first minute. Caitie Brown made it 2-0 off a corner in the 8th minute. Things then settled down, with the third goal coming in the 27th minute through Nadia Lowery. About ten minutes after Lowery’s tally, what had been a steady drizzle gave way to a full deluge and a lightning delay. After the rain subsided, United added a fourth through Rachel Luedtke with a close range rocket. 

MapleBrook Fury 2 vs Minnesota Thunder 4 – 7pm – Maple Grove High School Stadium, Maple Grove, MN – No Announced Stream

 

Columbus Eagles FC 4 vs Fire & Ice SC 2 – 2pm – Bernlohr Stadium at Capital University, Bexley, OH – Eleven Sports

Fire and Ice opened the scoring with McKenzie Litzinger on a solo counter attack within the opening 15 mins. Sarah Foley doubled the margin in the 37th minute from close range but Jordan Fike struck back almost immediately and Foley’s strike would be the last for the visitors as the Eagles grabbed the lead even before half time, with goals in the 42nd and 45th minutes. The last goal came from the spot as Abby Townsend was felled in the box.  

Lady Victory FC 3 vs Cincinnati Sirens FC 0 – 7pm – Guerin Catholic High School, Noblesville, IN – No Announced Stream

Victory vaulted to the top of the Midwestern Conference by knocking off the previously perfect Sirens. 

Green Bay Glory 2 vs Chicago Dutch Lions FC 5 – 6pm – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports  

 

Tim Abbott
Co-Founder, Northern Lights Football English/Lancastrian, adopted Fargoan. LGBT+ Also Local Soccer Editor at E Pluribus Loonum
http://www.lightsfootball.com

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