It’s hard to believe that the season is drawing to a close – in fact, due to the Capitols’ loss on Sunday, this will be the last POTW that all three teams participate in.
Let’s not dwell on Maryland’s loss too much, though – in their inaugural season they finished the regular season in first place in their division and third in the entire conference. And of course they gave numerous players a chance to show their stuff, several of whom have earned well-deserved POTW mentions during the course of the season. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they do next year with a year’s experience under their belts both on the field and off it.
Kate Howarth (with the ball) would score twice for the Mutiny
The Chesapeake Charge had the advantage in the run of play but couldn’t match the New England Mutiny’s polished finishing. The result was a 3-3 draw, with two goals from Kate Howarth and one from Tiffany Weimer on the New England side, and scores from Cheyenne Skidmore, Nicole Clark, and Ashley Spivey – the last in second-half stoppage time – for Chesapeake. The result bolsters the Mutiny’s claim to being the best non-WPS-heritage team in the WPSL Elite since the Charge lost the other half of the home-and-home series. Continue reading →
First off, congratulations to the Maryland Capitols for earning a home playoff game as the #3 seed in the Northeast Atlantic Conference of the WPSL. That will take place this Sunday at 3 pm at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center as they take on the #6 seed Syracuse Lady Knights.
Also kudos to the DC United Women, who earned the #1 seed in the W-League’s Eastern Conference and the right to host the conference playoffs. Those will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, with the #2 team playing #3 Saturday at 3:30, and DC playing the #4 seed – which will be either the Fredericksburg Impact or the Virginia Beach Piranhas – at 6. Then the final is Sunday at 4 pm. All games will take place at the Maryland Soccerplex Stadium.