Detroit City FC 3, Corktown AFC 0
Corner Ballpark played host to a tasty matchup between two teams that had won their first two games entering this midweek match, but the result was one-sided, as Detroit City FC (3-0 UWS Midwest North) claimed an emphatic 3-0 win over Corktown AFC (2-1 UWS Midwest North). The visitors crafted themselves a 2-0 cushion by the 16th minute, as Sarah Huge scored with an assist by Alia Frederick and Kennedy White also found the back of the net. Substitute Tatiana Mason put the result beyond doubt with her goal in the 51st minute.
Lansing United 2, Midwest United 2
A tale of two halves defined this Midwest North contest, as Lansing United (0-3-1 UWS Midwest North) and Midwest United (2-0-1 UWS Midwest North) fought to a 2-2 stalemate. Midwest United ran out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. First, Martha Corby finished off a nicely placed through ball from Avery Lockwood, then Lockwood scored herself thanks to a feed from Jennifer Blitchok. Lansing United left it late, but managed to turn things around and salvage a point. Alexis Mitchell converted from Alexandra Thomas’s cross to cut the deficit in half in the 69th minute, then Anna Stinson scored off a rebound to level things up five minutes later.
Muskegon Risers 4, Ladies Steel City FC 2
Muskegon Risers (1-3 UWS Midwest North) claimed their first victory as members of UWS on Saturday, as they outscored Ladies Steel City (1-3 UWS Midwest South), 4-2. Sara Petrone got Ladies Steel City off to a good start with her goal in the 6th minute, but three straight Muskegon goals scored by Kandis Orns, Rylee Vruggink and Hannah Henney sent the hosts into the halftime break leading 3-1. Marissa Anderson halved the deficit for the road side in the 60th minute, but Brenna Musser put the game to bed for Muskegon with her goal four minutes later.
Chicago Mustangs 3, Detroit City FC 1
Playing away from home in their first game of the season, Chicago Mustangs (1-0 UWS Midwest South) proved too much for unbeaten Detroit City (3-1 UWS Midwest North), handing the hosts their first loss of the season, 3-1. Goalkeeper Anna Karpenko proved instrumental for Chicago, making 11 saves on the day. Mallory Olsson scored twice, while Nina Nicosia added a third. Madi Wolfbauer scored the lone goal on the day for Detroit City.
Albany Rush 3, Rochester Lancers 2
A clash of two clubs who entered this game winless produced plenty of fireworks with both sides fighting for a crucial three points, as Albany Rush (1-2 UWS East) edged out Rochester Lancers (0-3 UWS East), 3-2. Rochester ran out in front in the 19th minute on a goal by Dori Rizzo, but Katelyn Krohn answered to level the score heading into halftime. Thereafter, Albany grabbed control. Olivia Piraino and Carrie Krohn each scored to make it a 3-1 Albany lead at the 64-minute mark, ensuring Claire Myers’ 65th-minute goal for Rochester didn’t factor into the result.
NJ Copa 6, Worcester Smiles 0
NJ Copa (2-0 UWS East) put on a dominant show in its first home outing of the season, handing Worcester Smiles (1-2 UWS East) a 6-0 defeat, with all six goals coming in the first half. Melanie Cunha had bagged a hat trick by the 30th minute, and added a fourth goal 42 minutes in. Kelly Severini and Jazlyn Moya also scored goals for NJ Copa.
Connecticut Fusion 2, New England Mutiny 2
A clash between two high-powered clubs in the East finished all square, with Connecticut Fusion (2-0-1 UWS East) and New England Mutiny (1-0-2 UWS East) finishing in a 2-2 draw. Maegen Doyle opened the scoring with a finish into the bottom right corner for Connecticut. New England’s response came after halftime, when Lauren Berman cut inside and scored to equalize, then Catherine Barry converted on a penalty to put Mutiny ahead 2-1. However, a 74th-minute own goal provided a late twist, and the points were shared.
LANC Inferno 1, Brooklyn City 1
An even matchup between LANC Inferno (0-0-2 UWS East) and Brooklyn City (1-0-2 UWS East) finished in a 1-1 draw at Millersville University. Inferno pulled ahead early, as Rachel Ludwick converted on Marissa DiGenova’s cross to put the hosts in front. They looked poised to secure their first win of the season, but an 80th-minute equalizer from substitute Yamilee Eveillard off an assist by Sarah Bayer restored parity, and the points were shared.
LANC Inferno 2, NJ Copa 0
LANC Inferno (1-0-2 UWS East) responded well from conceding the late equalizer in its first game of the weekend, handing NJ Copa (2-1 UWS East) a 2-0 defeat on Sunday. Sonia Rada scored the opener in the 9th minute, powering in a header off Teresa Rook (Rynier’s) corner. Gianna Yurchak then converted on another assist from Rook (Rynier) in the 45th minute, and the Inferno backline did well to keep the clean sheet and secure the win.
WilCo FC 3, CTX Hornets 0
WilCo FC (1-2 UWS Southwest) rebounded from back-to-back heavy losses to begin the season with a convincing 3-0 win over CTX Hornets (0-2 UWS Southwest) to earn its first win of the new campaign. Lucy Ortiz began the scoring in the 9th minute, and that turned out to be all the hosts would need. They added on late nonetheless, as Yayira “Zigi” Ahortor and Angelina Bravo found the back of the net.
FC Austin Elite 5, Alacranes Fort Worth 1
FC Austin (1-1-1 UWS Southwest) claimed a convincing victory in its second game in a week against Alacranes Fort Worth (1-2-1 UWS Southwest), with the game finishing in a 5-1 scoreline. Five different players found the back of the net for FC Austin, beginning with Jayme Woodfill, who began the scoring in the sixth minute. Ryann Hierholzer added a second after the half, and Kathryn Mundy, Christina Arteaga and Marley Zoechert all followed before the 70th minute to put the game to bed. Lizbeth Aguero scored the only goal for Alacranes, an 86th-minute consolation.
Side FC 92 3, BatCo FC 3
A thrilling 3-3 draw played out at Titan Sports Center between Side FC (2-0-1 UWS Southwest) and BatCo FC (0-0-1 UWS Southwest). Valiree Morris scored the opener for Side FC with a first-time hit off Vanessa Fitch’s cross, but BatCo struck back before the half with a free-kick effort by Ysabela Duron. Shortly after halftime, Fitch provided another assist, this time finding Joan Nakirya. Side FC led until the 78th minute, when a through ball from Noemi Vega found Olga Massombo, who equalized for the visitors. Nakirya put her side on top again two minutes later, but Saige Serigny converted on a penalty kick for BatCo to earn a share of the points in its season-opening game.
Lone Star Republic 6, SA Athenians 0
Lone Star Republic (1-0 UWS Southwest) made an emphatic entrance to the 2021 campaign, beginning its season with a 6-0 blasting of SA Athenians (2-1 UWS Southwest). Bronwyn Boswell bagged a hat trick for the hosts, punctuating it with a fantastic overhead kick goal in the 72nd minute. Kennedy Kessler, Casey Loyd and Madison Hall each also scored in the blowout victory.