The Rough Riders women take home a 2 – 0 victory in their second game of the season. Both teams had already played each other this season, when the Rough Riders women took home a 4 – 2 victory over New York.
The Rough Riders looking for an other victory started the game strong. A Rough Riders corner in the 3rd minute connected to Shan Jones who had the first shot on goal of the game.
Another corner in the 9th minute led to a Rough Rider chance through Scolarici whos header went just inches over the cross bar.
It was New Yorks goalkeeper Hoffer who kept the score even through a great save after a Rough Riders free kick in the 12th minute.
After two free kicks for New York Magic, the Rough Riders came back with a counter attack but Sue Weber was called offside before she had a chance to bring it to a finish.
Just minutes later a speedy counter attack by Shan Jones was intercepted right outside the box.
After goalkeeper Doherty saved a good shot by Magic’s Abraham in the 27th minute, captain Sue Weber answered with a great counter attack shot went over the goal.
The first half came to a close as two more great Rough Riders chances through
Shan Jones and Alexa Schneider failed to finish to the deserved lead.
The Rough Riders entered the field as strong as they had left it building up chance after chance.
In the 53rd minute Shan Jones came up with a great attack but Magic’s defense was there to stop her. Just one minute later, it was Alexa Schneider who scored the first goal of the game through a right foot volley after an assist by CJ Ludemann bringing the Rough Riders to the lead.
The Rough Riders continued their game even stronger as it was yet again Shan Jones who created a great Rough Riders chance. Several chances and two substitutions on both sides later, Shan Jones shot her well deserved first goal of the game after an assist by Chloe Dale in the 66th minute.
A counter attack by Abrahams brought New York Magic back into the game but captain Sue Alber Weber’s great defensive work left her without a chance.
Both teams showed great defensive work as this early W-League rematch came to a close. A great save by Magic’s goalkeeper Hoffer prevented the 3rd Rough Riders goal of the night keeping the score at 2 – 0 at the end of the game.
“I am happy with the team’s performance this evening,” said Shan Jones. “We were able to build play in the second half and found the success we were looking for.”
The Rough Riders women will resume W-League competition on June 6th at Saint John Vianney High School when they go up against New Jersey. The Rough Riders women return home to CY Donnelly Stadium on June 13th when they take on Laval.
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BOX SCORE First Half Final
Home Team 0 2
Away Team 0 0
About the W-League
The W-League is the first and longest-standing women’s soccer league in North America. The 2015 W-League will include 18 teams in three regional conferences, featuring current and former international and professional stars.
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