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.
The Maryland Capitols lost their first-ever playoff match, 2-0, to the Syracuse Lady Knights, on a hot and humid afternoon at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.
Despite being seeded third in the Northeast Atlantic Conference playoffs to Syracuse’s sixth, Maryland seldom looked to be the superior team. It was only another superb performance from goalkeeper Hanit Schwarz that kept this game close as the Lady Knights seemed to be able to breach the Capitols’ back line almost at will. 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.
Team captain Anabel Jimenez takes a shot in the first half
The final match of the Maryland Capitols’ inaugural season was plagued with delays, but the home team nevertheless managed to come away with a 2-0 win over the visiting Penn Legacy Inferno, thanks to a considerable extent to a sterling performance in goal by Hanit Schwarz.
The result assured the Capitols of at least a #3 seed in the upcoming Northeast Atlantic Conference playoffs, giving them a first-round match at home. Continue reading →