Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sounders Women repeat at WPSL NW Division Champions, head to West Regionals
The Sounders Women won against OSA in the final regular season game then OSA took down NSGSC giving the Sounders Women their second WPSL NW Division title in their second season in the WPSL. With the victory and the division title, the Sounders Women head to San Diego on July 21st to play the West Regional tournament for the WPSL. If the women win both games this weekend, they will advance to the WPSL National Final Four.
At 6-2-0, the Sounders Women edged the ISC Gunners again to take the WPSL NW Division title. Nia Gordon led the Sounders Women with 4 goals and 1 assist on the campaign with Kaycie Tillman also contributing 3 goals and 1 assist. Sarah Shimer has been stellar in goal for the women in green and the team heads into the region weekend with much confidence as they face the San Diego Sea Lions after losing late to Sea Lions in the 2016 West Region Final.
The San Diego Sea Lions are led by head coach Jen Lalor-Nielsen and they won the WPSL PacSouth Division again in 2017 with a record of 9-0-1. A tradition of winning was again apparent in division play with Angelina Hix scoring 9 goals and contributing 2 assists, followed closely by Elise Britt with 6 goals and 3 assists. The potent attacking team lost in the 2016 WPSL National Championship game after eliminating the Sounders Women at the regional final.
The Sounders Women will play the San Diego Sea Lions at 12pm on Saturday, July 22nd at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. In a game set up to be entertaining, both teams will look to make the Sunday, July 23rd West Region Final in the hopes to getting the WPSL National Final Four.
Stay tuned for information and follow the women on twitter @SoundersWomen. For more information on the Sounders Women, please also visit us at www.soundersowomen.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)