UWS Week Six Roundup: Midwest, Central and West

18 Jun 2021
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Conference races begin to take shape as UWS season carries on 

Central Conference 

Thursday, June 10

Gretna Elite 2, KC Courage 2 

The first of two matchups between these clubs this week turned out to be a thrilling one, as KC Courage and Gretna Elite fought to a 2-2 draw. Reagan Raabe began the scoring for Gretna Elite as she cashed in a through ball on the counter-attack in the 19th minute, but KC Courage responded five minutes later with Courtney Claassen’s penalty kick. Once again Gretna Elite went in front after halftime, as Emma Wilson headed home a cross, but that lead didn’t last long either. Caroline Kelly took full advantage of a breakaway in the 74th minute that earned her side a share of the points. 

Saturday, June 12 

St. Louis Scott Gallagher 1, FC Wichita 0

The defenses dominated this important Central Conference clash, with St. Louis SG grabbing the only goal of the game to squeeze by FC Wichita with a 1-0 win. The goal came in the 45th minute via Sydney Stephens, and that was all the stout St. Louis defense would need as it withstood five shots on goal from the home side on its way to three points.

Gretna Elite 7, Springfield Demize 0

Gretna Elite emphatically earned its first win of the season, defeating Springfield Demize 7-0 on Saturday. Gretna led at the halftime break 2-0 thanks to a pair of goals from Lindsey Prokop, who would add two more in the second half to bring her total to four on the day. Katie Stoneburner, Rylan Childers and Reagan Raabe also scored to complete the blowout victory for the road team. 

Sunday, June 13 

KC Courage 1, Gretna Elite 0 

A cagey affair in Kansas City saw KC Courage claw out a 1-0 win in a rematch with Gretna Elite after the two sides drew earlier in the week. All the offense that was necessary came in the 18th minute. Kansas City won the ball, and Courtney Claassen fired a through ball to Emily Key, who provided the finish. The defense did the rest as Kansas City claimed a third win in five games so far this season.

Midwest North 

Saturday, June 12

Corktown AFC 2, Detroit City 1 

A crucial match between two clubs jockeying for position in the Midwest North finished with 2-1 victory for the road side, as Corktown AFC hung on to beat Detroit City. Maddy Schupbach gave Corktown all the scoring it would need, finishing off Meike Ingles’s cross in the 4th minute and adding another in the 34th minute to put her side ahead 2-0. Melanie Forbes converted a penalty in the 53rd minute to get the hosts back within striking distance, but the Corktown defense held firm to secure all three points. 

Lansing United 5, Muskegon Risers 1 

Lansing United collected a second consecutive victory on the heels of five winless games to start the season, battering Muskegon Risers 5-1. Camryn Evans, Anna Stinson and Kaley Buck each scored within the first 15 minutes to give Lansing United a hefty advantage. Muskegon got one back just after halftime thanks to Mackenzie Selvius, but another goal from Stinson and a tally from Rebekah Cotton ensured Lansing United was never in any danger. 

Sunday, June 13 

Midwest United 12, Indiana Elite 0 

Midwest United secured an emphatic victory as a difficult weekend for Indiana Elite was sealed with a 12-0 defeat. Three different Midwest United players found the back of the net twice in this one: Maya Dean, Hannah Crum and Stephanie Currie. Avery Lockwood also made an important impact as a creator, picking up a trio of assists.

Midwest South 

Wednesday, June 9 

Chicago Mustangs 3, Ladies Steel City 0 

It was yet another comfortable win for Chicago Mustangs, as they continued their blitz of the Midwest South conference with a 3-0 victory over Ladies Steel City in midweek action. Nina Nicosia, Mallory Olsson and Kelly Flores each found the back of the net to pace the visitors to a win. 

Saturday, June 12 

Chicago Mustangs 10, Indiana Elite 0 

Chicago Mustangs stayed perfect for the season with a statement 10-0 win over Indiana Elite. Two tallies by Nina Nicosia and another from Kelly Flores put the home side ahead 3-0 heading into halftime. The offense exploded from there, as Chicago Mustangs delivered seven second-half goals — including a third from Nicosia to finish off her hat trick — on their way to a comfortable win.  

Chicago KICS 1, MSC Peoria 0

A weekend of dramatic action was only added to Saturday, when Chicago KICS claimed a 1-0 win over MSC Peoria. Both defenses canceled out the opposition attack for 90 minutes, but, at the very end, KICS found the breakthrough. Zenaya Barnes finished off a pass from Ena Sabanagic to earn three crucial points for the visitors. 

Sunday, June 13 

Chicago Mustangs 2, Chicago KICS 1

More dramatics followed for Chicago KICS in this Windy City clash, but the Kicks came out on the wrong side of it as Chicago Mustangs claimed a 2-1 win. The game was kept scoreless in the first half, until Chandra Eigenberger found the back of the net in the 57th minute to break the ice for Chicago Mustangs. KICS answered, though, as Zenava Barnes equalized in the 66th minute. Ultimately, KICS could not hang on for a point, as Kalyssa Van Zanten made it six wins in six to start the season for Chicago Mustangs with her winner in the 78th minute. 

West Conference 

Saturday, June 12 

SC Blue Heat 2, Kongo SC 1 

This matchup was not nearly as one-sided as the first meeting between these two teams, which saw SC Blue Heat claim a 5-0 win. Nevertheless, the result was the same, as SC Blue Heat defeated Kongo SC 2-1 on Saturday to make it three wins in three to begin the season. Blue Heat was paced by Alyssa Thompson, who scored twice in her first start in order to ensure her side came away victorious. 

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