WPSL Elite New York Fury Pick Up 1-0 WPSL Elite Win Over FC Indiana
Win Helps WPSL New York Fury Keep Pace with Leaders Boston Breakers and Chicago Red Stars
New York took advantage of the host’s inexperience when Mathias finished a breakaway by Tina DiMartino for the Fury’s only goal in the 21st minute. The Fury dominated the winless Lionesses, outshooting them by a wide margin and hitting the crossbar three times.
The Fury were superior on the evening, but the threat of FC Indiana’s counterattacking style was evident throughout this game. FC Indiana youngsters like Manouchka Pierre-Louis and Sophia Batard more than matched the New York squad.
“We dominated possession, but still could not put the game away,” said Fury head coach Paul Riley. “It was a good three points on the road, and important to get another shutout.”
"The Fury have experienced players and deserved the result, but I was pleased with our commitment to get something from this contest under difficult circumstances,"
With the win, the Fury improve to 4-1-1 and earn a split of their two-game Midwest road swing. Goalkeeper Michelle Betos posted her fourth shutout of the season. New York lost to the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 on Friday night.
The Fury have two more road games on Sunday, June 17, against ASA Chesapeake Charge and the following Saturday, June 23, against the Boston Breakers. They return home to host Charge on Thursday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Hofstra University. FC Indiana will host New England Mutiny on Thursday, June 14, at Indiana Invaders Stadium.
FC Indiana: Saintilus, Moore, Rattray, Marseille, Aristilde, Valentine, Dolce, Placide, Robuste, Clark, Pierre-Louis
Subs: Charles, Batard, Beaucioute
New York Fury: Betos, DiMartino, Yokers, Robinson, Mathias, Avant, Taylor, Krzysik, Farrelly, Lenczyk, Johnson
Subs: Spencer, Zimmeck
Goals: NYF – Mathias 21’ (T. DiMartino)
SOG: NYF – 14, FCI – 5
Fouls: NYF – 1, FCI – 12
Corners: NYF – 8, FCI – 0
Saves: Betos – 5, Saintilus – 13
About the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL):
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is the largest national Women’s Soccer League in the world. With more than 70-plus women’s soccer teams, the WPSL is the leading amateur soccer league in America. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The WPSL's mission is to provide opportunities to further the women’s soccer game for the aspiring professional, international-
About the WPSL Elite League:
With the addition of three former Women's Professional Soccer teams, the WPSL Elite League is now the highest level women's soccer league in America. The leage features eight teams: Former WPS franchises Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, and 2011 WPS Champion Western New York Flash; WPSL teams ASA Chesapeake Charge, FC Indiana, New England Mutiny and New York Fury; and the independant Philadelphia Fever.
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