Story and photos by Ann Odong
Led by the player of the match Tameka Butt, the Brisbane Roar have reclaimed the Westfield W-League title courtesy of a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sydney FC at Campbelltown Stadium. For the Roar, it was sweet revenge for last season’s grand final loss to the same team, and it makes them the first team to win two W-League championships. (more…)
Tina Ellertson and the Atlanta Beat have mutually terminated their contract, while magicTalk SC signed Megan Schnur, Sarah Huffman, and Australian Lisa DeVanna, who has played the past two years with the club formerly known as the Washington Freedom. In other WPS news, the league officially announced that the Atlanta Beat signed Cat Whitehill and that Sky Blue FC has signed Swedish international Therese Sjögran, who join the team in Turkey next month. (more…)
By Ann Odong
Australia’s best female footballers will be on display this weekend when two of the Westfield W-League’s powerhouse clubs meet again in the grand final. Defending champions Sydney FC will face off against Season One champions Brisbane Roar this Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium. (more…)
Story and photo by Ann Odong
Reigning Westfield W-League champions Sydney FC have earned the right to defend their title following a clinical 5-1 win Sunday over the Melbourne Victory at Campbelltown Stadium. The victory sets up a mouth-watering grand final replay between Sydney and semifinal one winners Brisbane Roar on Saturday, Feb. 12. (more…)
With their victories over the weekend, both Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar qualified for the W-League semifinals. Sydney FC, the 2010 W-League champions, beat Canberra United, 3-0, this weekend, getting two own goals and a goal from Kyah Simon. Brisbane Roar played to a scoreless draw with the Newcastle Jets. Newcastle keeper Allison Lipsher picked up the shutout in goal, and prevented the Roar from winning the Premiership. (more…)
Brisbane Roar got a goal in the 50th minute from Joanne Burgess Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium, and it held up as the Roar beat Sydney FC for the first time in more than two years. The win moves Brisbane four points clear of second-place Sydney in the Westfield W-League (Australia). (more…)
The two teams that met in last year’s W-League Grand Final and then in round one of this year’s W-League season, will face each other Saturday, Jan. 1, in a game that will give one team a significant upper hand heading into the final four weeks of the 2010/11 season. The Brisbane Roar look to retain their spot at the top of the table, while second-place Sydney FC needs only a draw to pull level with the Roar. (more…)
Here’s some stuff we picked up off the cutting room floor from the December issue of Our Game Magazine …
Melissa Gavin, featured in the Quick Kicks segment, was recently named a High School All-American following her senior season at Duxbury High School (Massachusetts). The Scorpions Soccer Club forward also committed to play soccer next fall at Yale University. She finished this past high school season as the top scorer in her league and one of the best in the state, even ahead of her Scorpions Soccer Club teammate and U.S. U-20 midfielder Samantha Mewis. With Duxbury High this fall, Gavin finished third in the state in scoring (29 goals, 15 assists, 44 points, in 23 games). Gavin’s team posted a record of 18-3-2, losing in the Division 2 Sectional championship game.
Featured in Center Stage this month, Heather Garriock has helped lead her team to a great run in the W-League. But the midfielder’s team, Sydney FC, saw its 14-game unbeaten streak snapped last week with a 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets. The winning goalkeeper for Newcastle was Allison Lipsher, who played the last two seasons with the Boston Breakers of the WPS. Despite the loss, Garriock and Sydney FC are looking to get back into first place with a win Saturday (Dec. 11) against Perth Glory. Brisbane Roar currently sit in first place in the W-League. On Nov. 21, Garriock had an assist in a 4-1 win over Adelaide United, which gave Sydney FC, a.k.a. the Sky Blues, their 14th straight win.