Monday, June 12, 2017
Sounders Women take six points from Portland road trip
The Sounders Women traveled to Oregon for a 2-game road trip over June 10th and June 11th playing FCM Portland on Saturday night, then turning around and playing Westside Metros on Sunday. Both games ended in victories for the surging Sounders Women. The wins come at a good time with the Sounders Women sitting in second place in the WPSL NW Division behind the Issaquah Gunners. The two top teams in the division meet Friday, June 16th which is setting up to be a flyer of a game.
On Saturday, June 10th, the Sounders Women played at FCM Portland. The Sounders Women would take control early peppering the FCM Portland goal early and often. Nia Gordon found the back of the net first on a feed from Kaycie Tillman. Kate Bennett would then make the score 2-0 after Shea Moyer dished her a quality assist. Gordon then became the playmaker of her own handing Charlotte Williams a ball making the game 3-0 with the Sounders Women firmly in control. Tillman would round out the night with a goal after Bennett played her in. Final score on the night was 4-0 in favor of the Sounders Women.
With a quick turnaround on Sunday, June 11th, the Sounders Women took on Westside Metros in a game that turned out to be tougher than expected. The young Westside team stayed competitive in the game with the Sounders Women looking to put balls in the back of the net. Finally, Charlotte Williams would add another goal to her weekend to go with the goal she scored the day before. Maddy Schultz played Williams in and the goal would be the difference as the Sounders Women won by a final score of 1-0.
By taking all six points on the road this weekend, the Sounders Women move into sole possession of second place in the divisional standings. This Friday, June 16th, will bring the 1st and 2nd place teams together at Issaquah high school at 7pm with the Sounders Women visiting the Issaquah Gunners. Come check out the top teams in the WPSL and the future of women’s soccer!
For a complete schedule, information, and tickets, please go to www.sounderswomen.com.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women
The Sounders U23 and Sounders Women teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings.
The Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Sounders Women play in the WPSL. Featuring current college age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the PDL and the WPSL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the PDL and the WPSL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women VP/GM: Darren Sawatzky (Darrens@SoundersU23.com)