Hellenic Tie WPS Beat
W-League’s Tampa Bay Hellenic faced the Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional
Soccer in an impromptu exhibition match on Saturday, May 29. The amateur side
fared well against the professional club, battling to a 1-1 draw.
For Atlanta, Saturday was supposed to bring a regularly scheduled visit from St.
Louis Athletica of WPS. Due to recent financial difficulties, the Athletica
dissolved early last week leaving the spot open and Beat fans wondering what
would take its place. Fortunately, the Hellenic, who were originally scheduled
to play another match, made the trip north on short notice to fill this open
After a scoreless first half, Tampa Bay forward Rachel Yepez scored in the 67th
minute to give the Hellenic the lead. The Beat were controlling tempo for most
of the game, but could not convert any opportunities. Then, in a last ditch
effort to equalize, Atlanta defender Rebecca Nolin put in an 89th minute header
to level the two clubs. The Beat outshot the Hellenic, 30-1, but could only
muster a single goal.
Pro soccer team folds, but Harris upbeat
Harris didn't get to see many sites of the "Show Me State" on her first visit to
St. Louis. Instead, she was shown the way out.
"I hadn't done anything crazy, maybe saw some cool parks," she said. "We just
haven't been here that long."
Less than two months after Harris joined her first professional soccer team, the
St. Louis Athletica of the Women's Professional Soccer circuit folded last
Thursday because of a severe funding issue.
"It's a huge bummer; everyone's upset," said Harris, a first-round draft pick
after recording three NCAA championships as the University of North Carolina
Silverbacks Shut Out Tampa Bay Hellenic
The Atlanta Silverbacks defeated the Tampa Bay Hellenic tonight by a score of
3-0 on its first annual City of Doraville Night. The Silverbacks move to 2-0-0
on the year, while the Hellenic fall to 1-1-0.
The ‘Backs struck first, with a goal from striker Alexa Newfield in the 16th
minute of the match. Midfielder Megan Tomlinson provided a nice ball into the
left side of the box for the assist, allowing Newfield to fire her shot past
Hellenic keeper Ashley Baker.
Atlanta nearly doubled its lead in the just a few minutes later after a shot
from midfielder Gabi Rivera went inches wide of the net. Silverbacks forward
Cortni Joyner had two great opportunities in the 34th minute of the game,
hitting the post and nearly scoring off another rebound seconds later.
The Silverbacks would continue their strong play and aggressive mindset
throughout the first half, putting continual pressure on the Hellenic defense.
Former UCF Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Lee Signs Pro Contract
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's soccer goalkeeper
Lynzee Lee, who donned the Black and Gold from 2008-09, recently signed on
to play with the Buffalo Flash of the United Soccer League. Lee becomes the
first Knight to sign a professional contract in school history.
"I am very proud of Lynzee and what she has accomplished," said UCF
Donna Fishter. "She is very athletic and overall a very talented goalkeeper.
We were lucky to have her at UCF. I do believe this is just the beginning of a
great professional career for her."
Lee was a very instrumental in taking the Knights to the 2009 NCAA
Tournament, posting a 5-0-1 record along with notching two shutouts. She had an
amazing 0.54 goals-against average with an .864 save percentage, while she
earned the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week award for shutting out
LSU and FIU. In C-USA contests, Lee was a perfect 3-0-0. In her first year at
UCF after transferring from Utah, Lee played in three games with one start.
Tampa Bay Hellenic Striker Selected to W-League Team of the
Bay came into Atlanta looking to continue its winning ways. The team dominated
the Northern Virginia Majestics, 5-0, in its home-opener. Hellenic forward
Chelsea Klotz netted four goals in the win.
“Chelsea is one the top forwards in the Big East for USF,” Hellenic Head Coach
George Fotopoulos said. “It really showed in our match against the Majestics.
She was able to score four quality goals against a quality team. Her work rate
on and off the ball were tremendous, as was her finishing.”
USF's Klotz Scores Four In W-League Opener
Northern Virginia Majestics were routed in their season opener, falling 5-0 to
the Tampa Bay Hellenic last evening at Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa,
Florida. Four first half goals enabled the home side to easily cruise to victory
over the beleaguered Majestics.
A youthful Majestics squad struggled defensively throughout the first forty-five
minutes, allowing Tampa to pepper the Northern Virginia goal with 15 shots.
Additionally, the Majestics were unable to contain Hellenic Chelsea Klotz
(University of South Florida), as the pesky forward scored four goals on the
Freedom arrive for camp at Dodgertown
VERO BEACH — The Washington Freedom women’s professional soccer team arrived
Monday afternoon for its six-day training session at historic Dodgertown.
The Freedom is one of nine teams in the second-year Women’s Professional Soccer
league. The team will hold two practices sessions daily at the former Dodgers’
spring training complex, and will host the Chicago Red Stars in a 7 p.m. Friday
exhibition at Hobart Park soccer complex.
“All the girls are excited to be here in the sunshine,” Freedom public relations
manager Jennifer Brunson said. “There’s still a lot of snow on the ground in
D.C. Everyone is excited to be back together and we’re ready to get our season
Washington’s roster is highlighted by forward Abby Wambach and goalkeeper
Brianna Scurry. Wambach has scored 101 goals in 131 games for the U.S. women’s
national team and was a part of the gold medalist 2004 Olympic team. Scurry was
a member of the 1999 World Cup champion team and has played in a national team
record 173 games in goal.
Becky Edwards selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
Florida State midfielder Becky Edwards was drafted by the FC Gold Pride of
the Women’s Professional Soccer League on Friday, January 15. Edwards was
selected in the second round with the 12th overall pick and becomes the
first Seminole soccer player in school history to be drafted by the WPS.
Edwards had a breakout year in her final season at Florida State starting
all 25 games for the Seminoles in 2009. The senior midfielder/defender
finished third on the team in points (18) recording career-highs in points,
goals (5) and shots (46). She tied a career-high with eight assists, a mark
she established as a freshman back in 2006.
The senior captain finished her Seminole career tied for third all-time in
appearances with 95, while sitting fifth in career starts with 89. Edwards
tallied 20 assists over her four year career, tied for sixth all-time at FSU,
including eight game-winners.
Gordon Sisters Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS
Pa. – University of West Florida women’s soccer players
Shameka Gordon and
were selected by the Atlanta Beat in the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer
Draft on Friday. Shameka was the first to be taken in the Third Round as the
23rd overall pick while Shaneka was taken in the Seventh Round, 57th
overall. They were the only two selections in the draft to come from a NCAA
Division II institution. more
Lofton-Malachi Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS Draft
the first pick of the fifth round in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer
Draft, the Atlanta Beat selected University of South Florida goalkeeper
Deemed as "one of the most athletic goalkeepers in America," Lofton-Malachi
leaves USF with a number of USF goalkeeping records. The three-year starter,
Lofton-Malachi, ended her USF career in second place in career saves with
293 behind only Breck Bankster (318).
Atlanta Beat signs Stacy Bishop
GA (Nov. 17, 2009) – Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee announced free
agent Stacy Bishop as the newest member of the expansion team’s roster. Bishop
is a midfielder from Land O Lakes, Florida, who spent the 2009 Women’s
Professional Soccer season with the Boston Breakers.
“Stacy is quite versatile,” said Beat Head Coach Gareth O’Sullivan. “I saw her
play for Boston last season, and she has some strong attacking qualities. We are
looking to use her as more of a holding midfielder although she does give us
many options going forward.” more
– Player registration for USL’s W-League Combine began Thursday at 3:00PM ET at
Mainsail Suites Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The 76 players attending the event will
be housed at the hotel through Sunday, September 27. Each player will play in
one, 70-minute match per day with the goalkeepers receiving an extra chance to
show off their skills in a goalkeeper specific session scheduled for Saturday.
“The primary objective of the 2009 USL W-League Combine is to provide players
that have already graduated from college a platform to showcase their talent for
the WPS coaches,” said former professional player and current USL-2 Director
Amanda Duffy. “Last season the event was focused on players that had been
competing in the W-League not only in 2008, but those who utilized the W-League
as their home during the five years women’s professional soccer didn’t exist in
the United States. more
WPS Expansion Draft
FL – All but two of the 13 players selected in the WPS Expansion Draft on
Tuesday were veterans of USL’s W-League. The expansion draft was held for the
two 2010 WPS expansion clubs, the Atlanta Beat and the Philadelphia
The first five selections in the draft (Leigh Ann Robinson, Lori Lindsay, Jen
Buczkowski, Amanda Cinalli and Nikki Krzysik) had at least 11 W-League matches
under their belt, and with the exception of Robinson, all had logged over 2,000
minutes of W-League action. more
WPS Fan voting underway for year-end awards
FRANCISCO, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2009) – Women’s Professional Soccer announced the
nominations for its year-end 2009 WPS Awards on Tuesday, which will be presented
at the 2009 WPS All-Star Awards Gala in St. Louis, Mo. on August 29. Six
categories will have awards presented of which three have fan voting as part of
the award selection process, including Player, Defender and Goalkeeper of the
Year. Nominations were selected by media and the seven 2009 WPS teams (except
AdvoCare Coach of the Year, in which all seven coaches are on the ballot):
Bishop not about to quit
O' LAKES - The next few weeks will be quiet and critical for Stacy Bishop, a
brief time to reflect on the latest and most agonizing chapter of her life as a
women's soccer player.
A standout at Land O' Lakes High until 2003 and a two-time All-Southeastern
Conference pick at Louisiana State and Florida, Bishop was unable to hold down a
roster spot with the Boston Breakers of the first-year, seven-team Women's Pro
The 69th pick of the most recent WPS draft, Bishop played in nine games,
starting six, before she was waived by the Breakers in June.
A member of the Tampa Bay Hellenic Club, Bishop played there until she was
re-signed for Boston's July 20 match with FC Gold Pride, playing 34 minutes. But
it was a bittersweet goodbye to a squad that includes five Team USA players,
including Kristine Lilly, who Bishop considers a friend and mentor.
"I did well, well enough to start, but after one of the games they told me they
had to make a change," Bishop said. "Right now, I'm taking it easy and getting
my love for the game back." more
Miami Kickers April Perry Selected to the WPSL
Kickers make it to the Final Four
The Miami Kickers F.C. (8-1-2) will be the so-called
underdogs going into their Final Four Semifinal match this Saturday at Adelphi
University's Competition Field in Garden City, NY. However, when it came to the
WPSL All-Region awards (for the Midwest & Sunshine Conferences), their head
coach Marc Miceli and star pupil
April Perry (7g, 1a) would take home
Coach & Player of the Year honors respectively, as their team will now travel
north up the East Coast for this weekend's National Championship.
Miami clinched the bid to the 2009 WPSL Final Four due
to their 2-0 Regional Final victory over a then-undefeated Midwest champion Ohio
Premier Women's S.C. squad last weekend in Plantation, FL. OPWSC can gain some
consolation as their top-notch shot-stopper in Ohio State University's
Lauren Robertson would garner Goalkeeper
of the Year honors for the second straight year.
Miami Kickers FC Lead Sunshine
Conference After Win At Home Against Palm Beach United
South Florida WPSL Franchise Wins
3rd Straight Game
FL, June 16, 2009
– The Miami Kickers FC, the South Florida franchise of the Women's Premier
Soccer League, had another strong performance this weekend topping local rivals
Palm Beach United 1 – 0 at home on Sunday, June 14, 2009. This 3rd
consecutive win for the Miami Kickers FC puts them as the leader of the Southern
potentially going to be a challenging week against Palm Beach United, as we
were missing some of our key players in Deidre Bass, Olivia Elias, and Stacy
Payne,” said Marc Miceli, Head Coach / GM Miami Kickers FC. “We were able to
bring in some of our strong bench and younger players, who stepped up to lead
the Kickers to their 3rd victory in a row,” added Miceli.
South Florida WPSL Franchise Starts Out Strong
FL, June 8, 2009 – The Miami Kickers FC, the South Florida franchise of the
Women's Premier Soccer League, opened up their 2009 season with two exciting and
important victories at home against the Puerto Rico Capitals, Friday June 5,
2009, and Sunday, June 7, 2009 against the Florida Surge.
rain delay on Friday, the Miami Kickers FC sailed past the Puerto Rico Capitals
with a huge 7 -1 victory. With a repeat weather performance on Sunday, the
Miami Kickers FC battled fiercely and physically against the Florida Surge, and
came out on top with a 2 – 0 victory.
"The Miami Kickers played two solid games against the Puerto Rico
Capitals and the Florida Surge even though the field conditions were not the
best due to inclement weather,” said Marc Miceli, Head Coach. “We have
recruited a number of new talented players to the Kickers for the 2009 season
along with our seasoned nine returning players,” added Miceli.
Two South Florida Players Garner WPSL
Team of the Week Honors
local former high school stand-outs were named to the WPSL Team of the Week for
their play last weekend with the Miami Kickers FC. Samantha Wright (Cornell
University) and April Perry (FIU) earned their spots on the Week III roster
after the Kickers won their first two games June 5th (7-1 over Puerto Rico
Capitals) & June 7th (2-0 of Florida Surge). Wright had 2 goals and 3 assists
in the Capitals match and Perry scored a goal in each game. Sam was 2008
Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year from Cypress Bay High School while April was
2008 Miami Herald Player of the Year at Hollywood Hills High School, both just
completed successful freshman seasons at their respective Division I colleges.
The WPSL is the largest women's amateur league in the US with 52-teams across
the country. The Kickers currently stand in 1st place in the Sunshine
Conference and face the also undefeated Palm Beach United on Sunday, June14th,
7pm at American Heritage School in Plantation. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4
for children, youth players wearing their club team jerseys get in free.
Hellenic Tie Feels Like A Loss
Tampa Bay Hellenic tied the Charlotte Lady Eagles on Saturday night, after
leading 2-0 at the half. The game started out evenly with both teams having
their share of scoring opportunities, but both defenses held strong.
The Hellenic had a free kick awarded in the 26th minute, with the initial kick
being cleared by the Charlotte defense right to the foot of the Hellenic player
Sonia Curvelo , who sent it right back in to the head of Jasmine Johnson , who
headed it in for the first goal of the game. Nine minutes later, Hellenic player
Shameka Gordon was fouled in the box and a PK was awarded. The PK was converted
by Sarah Chapman , bringing the score to 2-0 in favor of the Hellenic. The first
half stats showed that the shots were even in the first half at seven for each
Hellenic Make It Two In a Row!
Tampa Bay Hellenic won their second game in a row by an identical margin as
their game two days earlier, 3-0, against a very tough and aggressive Hampton
Roads Piranhas on Memorial Day at Ed Radice Park.
After a delayed start because of lightning in the air, the thunder began on the
field at the 3:32 starting whistle with both teams coming out strong. The first
goal came in the 33rd minute when Sarah Chapman saw the Piranhas keeper, Vicky
Johnson, off her line and blasted a 30 yard shot that floated into the far
corner of the goal. Just before halftime, Shameka Gordon placed a perfect pass
to a streaking Sonia Curvelo who lifted her shot just over the head of Johnson,
and it just dipped into the goal. In spite of the score, Hampton Roads outshot
the Hellenic nine shots to 5 in the first half, with first half Hellenic keeper,
Mallori Lofton-Malachi making some beautiful saves to keep the Hellenic’s lead.
Florida WPSL Franchise Launches Season
May 26, 2009 – The Miami Kickers F.C., the South Florida franchise of the
Women's Premier Soccer League, is proud to announce its 2009 season and
"We are looking forward to an incredible season," says
Coach Marc Miceli. "We have several veteran returning elite collegiate players,
as well as some very talented newcomers that will position us this season to be
viable contenders to go all the way." added Miceli. more
Hellenic Home Opener This Weekend
The Tampa Bay Hellenic opens its home schedule this Saturday night (May 23) at
Ed Radice Complex at 7PM vs the Northern Virginia Majestics. Both the Hellenic
and the Majestics suffered 0-2 losses on the road last weekend, so both are
looking to earn their first victory. The Hellenic will host the Hampton Road
Pirahnas on Monday, Memorial Day at 3PM. Hampton Roads is sitting atop the
Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with two wins and no losses, having
outscored their opponents by a four to one margin. Both games this weekend
promise to be highly competitive and very entertaining. Make your plans to come
to the games and meet this year's players.
Buy a season pass and your kids can get an hour free training session with
one of this year's Hellenic players....this is an amazing offer that provides
training that is worth the price of the season pass! We look forward to seeing
you this weekend.
Professional Soccer Unveils Full Schedule for 2009 Inaugural Season
SAN FRANCISCO –
Taking another step closer towards the return of women's soccer to the
professional sports landscape, Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) today announced
its regular season schedule for the 2009 Inaugural Season, along with the
featured match-ups for Fox Soccer Channel's "WPS Sunday on FSC." The previously
announced home openers that begin Sunday, March 29 with the WPS Inaugural Match
between the Los Angeles Sol and the Washington Freedom and continue during WPS
Kick-Off Week with a full slate of league games on April 5 will be followed by
regular weekly action over the next five months for a total of 70 league
match-ups, three post-season contests and one WPS All-Star Game.
Krikorian To Assist With U.S. Women's National Team
Women's National Team will begin training in Carson, Calif., January 20.
- Florida State soccer coach
Mark Krikorian was named an assistant with the U.S. Women's National Team in
2009 as announced by U.S. Soccer and full national team head coach Pia Sundhage.
The U.S. national team will head to Carson, Calif., for two weeks beginning
January 20 in preparation for the Algarve Cup which will be held in early March
the second time in the last two years that Krikorian has joined the U.S.
National Team with Sundhage at the helm. In December of 2007, Krikorian traveled
out to Carson to assist Sundhage, who was making her coaching debut with the
U.S. squad, for a five-day mini-camp in the final training session of the
Sundhage is quite familiar with the Seminole coach working with Krikorian during
his three-year stint (2001-03) as head coach of the Philadelphia Charge in the
WUSA. Sundhage served as an assistant coach with the Charge for two seasons in
2001 and 2002.
2009 Womens Pro Soccer Draft Results
Vandenbergh Selected By St. Louis In Women's Professional Soccer League Draft
- Florida State volunteer assistant coach
Lydia Vandenbergh was drafted by St. Louis of the Women's Professional
Soccer League on Friday, January 16. Vandenbergh, who joined the Seminole
coaching staff in the fall of 2008, was selected in the 10th round with the 65th
excited and to be able to play in St. Louis for the Brazilian national team
coach (Jorge Barcellos) is such an honor," stated Vandenbergh. "I am just so
excited, words can't explain how I feel right now; I don't know what to say."
Vandenbergh played nine seasons in the W-League with the Asheville Splash
(2000-04) and the Charlotte Eagles (2005-08). She was a member of the Eagles'
squad that advanced to the league semifinals in 2006. In 2008, Vandenbergh was
named to the W-League Team
Week during the tenth week of the season.
Gators Selected in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft
University of Florida players -
Megan Kerns and
Stacy Bishop - were selected Friday in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS)
draft. The draft was held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America (NSCAA) convention at the Cervantes Convention
The FC Gold Pride
selected Abdullah as the 31st overall pick in the fifth round. The
St. Louis Athletica picked Kerns in the eighth round (51st pick).
Bishop was the 69th pick overall in the 10th round by the
Boston Breakers. The draft consisted of 10 rounds with the seven teams selecting
one player in each round. The selection order for the draft was determined by a
lottery held Oct. 16, 2008.
Professional Soccer eyes Cary
December 08, 2008
new Women's Professional Soccer league is interested in putting a team in Cary,
and the attraction is mutual, said the president of the men's pro team there.
extreme interest in a WPS team," said Brian Wellman, who heads the Carolina
Railhawks of the United Soccer League First Division, adding that his franchise
has already talked with the WPS and potential investors.
league will begin play in April with seven franchises -- in Boston; Chicago;
Santa Clara, Calif.; Los Angeles; St. Louis; Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers' field);
and Washington -- and add teams in Atlanta and Philadelphia in 2010.
commissioner Tonya Antonucci said the league actually would like to expand to 10
teams in two years, with the 10th possibly based at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary,
site of this weekend's NCAA Women's College Cup.
with its wonderful soccer stadium, is high on our list," Antonucci said in a
full article: Women's
Professional Soccer eyes Cary
BEACH, VA -- It’s not always the case that a game can live up to the hype, but
Pali Blues 2-1 victory over FC Indiana in the W-League Championship game will be
remembered for ages.
The Pali Blues came out loose and relax and it showed early in the contest. Pali
was in control of the game early, dominating possession and getting everyone
involved. On the other hand, FC Indiana looked nervous and the big game jitters
definitely contributed to early FC Indiana miscues.
Milyak and FC
Indiana Play Saturday for W-League Title on Fox Soccer Channel
PARK, Fla. (August 1, 2008)
Rollins assistant women’s soccer coach and recent Sunshine State Conference
Hall of Fame inductee
Alicia Milyak will play for the W-League Championship Saturday as a member
of FC Indiana. The Lionesses will battle the Pali Blues in Virginia Beach on
Saturday August 2 at 8:00 p.m. with the match airing on Fox Soccer Channel at
CLICK HERE FOR THE FC INDIANA WEB SITE
COUNTY COCOA EXPOS 0, MYSC LADY BLUES 1
COCOA, FL (07/28/08) -
The MYSC Lady Blues made the most of their chance, while the Brevard County
Cocoa Expos couldn't cash in on theirs. Thus, their Women's Premier Soccer
League season ended in the first round of the playoffs Monday night in a 1-0
The Lady Blues (8-1), the Midwest Conference champions, advance to the league's
championship final four this weekend in Sacramento, Calif., while the Expos, the
Sunshine Conference champs, finished 11-1-1.
Betty Ann Casey named Sunshine Conference Player of the Year
the Sunshine Conference, Kryger's Cocoa Expos also led the way with four
selections which included leading scorer Stacey Jo Fletcher, midfield duo Jenn
Montgomery & Courtney Baines and defender Katie Tullis. Miami's Betty Ann
Casey (14 goals, six assists) was named the Conference Player of the Year -
as she was one point shy of Utah's Megan Dickerson for second in league scoring
- and Palm Beach United's Erin Switalski was selected Goalkeeper of the
Year - who played every minute of every game this season, notching five
Lofton-Malachi On USL All-Conference Team
– University of South Florida junior goalkeeper
Mallori Lofton-Malachi was selected
to the 2008 W-League Eastern All-Conference Team, the United Soccer League
Lofton-Malachi was one of the top 33 players in the league as voted on by team
coaches and general managers. Playing in goal in 12 games, Lofton-Malachi
tallied 45 saves and allowed just five goals in 766 minutes this summer.
SUNSHINE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Stacey-Jo Fletcher (BREVARD COUNTY COCOA EXPOS)
A pair of wins over Miami Kickers F.C. & Palm Beach United this past weekend
gives the Cocoa Expos the Sunshine Conference title in their first season in the
WPSL with one match remaining in their schedule. The former Christian Brothers
star was named the Offensive Player of the Match in both wins for the 2008
July 8, 2008
soccer league reveals allocation plans
FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. national team stars will find out in mid-September which
clubs they'll play for in the new Women's Professional Soccer league.
team officials will meet the week of Sept. 15 to allocate members of the
national team pool to the inaugural seven squads, the WPS announced Tuesday.
have told league officials their preferred cities. Each team will also create a
wish list of players.
W-League Combine debuts this fall
– United Soccer Leagues announced Monday that with the upcoming launch of
Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), it will be conducting the inaugural USL
W-League Combine in Tampa September 4-7 of 2008. The combine will feature 128
elite players showcasing their talent for WPS and other professional scouts and
combine will consist of invited elite W-League players as well as those selected
from an open application process. The deadline for players submitting an Open
Application is August 6. It will be held at the Ed Radice Sports Complex, home
to the W-League Tampa Bay Hellenic and the USL Super Y-League North American
July 6, 2008
Hampton Roads finish 1-1
-- The Hampton Roads Piranhas rallied to post a 1-1 draw in Tampa Sunday against
the division’s third-place Hellenic after a lengthy delay for an afternoon
The Tampa Bay Hellenic didn’t have a tie all season….until this weekend, and now
they have two. The Hampton Road Piranhas were in town Sunday to play the
Hellenic in their final home match of the season. The Tampa team had played
Atlanta to a 0-0 tie last Friday night on July 4th.
Named WPSL Co-Player of the Week
Calif. (July 2, 2008) –
Rollins senior forward
Lindsay Giblin, playing for the Florida Surge of the Women’s Premier Soccer
League, was named league co-Player of the Week, it was announced by the WPSL.
(Naples, Fla.) scored four goals in the Surge’s last two matches, which included
a big road win at F.C. Thomasville. The reigning Sunshine State Conference
Offensive and overall Player of the Year is in the midst of a dominating summer
for the Surge.
Rollins women’s soccer team will kick-off their 2008 season hosting William
Carey on Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
Beat Dynamo 4-0 With Explosive 2nd Half
Bay Hellenic beat the Carolina Dynamo on a muggy Saturday night at Ed Radice
field in Tampa. The Dynamo gave the Hellenic all they could handle for the first
fifteen minutes of the game and the balance of the first half was an evenly
matched affair, with seven shots recorded for the visiting Dynamo and ten for
the Hellenic, but neither team was able to capitalize and the teams entered the
locker rooms at halftime in a 0-0 tie. It was a whole new Hellenic team coming
back to the field after halftime, with goals being scored in the 49th, 51st, and
54th minutes by
Gabi Rivera and
Stacy Bishop . The Hellenic continued their offensive attack,
outshooting the Dynamo 9-1, with
Morgan Church finishing out the scoring in the 80th minute.
Notch their 6th win of the season
Notching their 6th win of the season (and fourth consecutive), the
Miami Kickers F.C. beat the visiting Puerto Rico Capitals F.C. 4-0
Friday, June 27th, 2008 on their home field at American
Heritage-Plantation. Solidly in 2nd place, only one point behind
conference leader Brevard County Cocoa Expos, the two will meet for their second
match of the season at home on Thursday, July 3rd at 7:30 PM. The
Kickers need to continue this winning streak to overtake the Expos for first
place and a spot in the league playoffs in California in late July. The teams
are part of the 7-team Sunshine Conference of the 51-team national WPSL (Women’s
Premier Soccer League). Others in the conference are Palm Beach United, Florida
Surge, FC Thomasville Dragons and Orlando Falcons. more
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