Metuchen, NJ – UWS’ 2023 began this past weekend with excitement and kicked the season off in the right direction. In 2022 UWS saw an average of over four goals a match and this weekend that total was doubled as match week one produced 8 goals in the first action of the season.
After coming up short in 2022 and with more immense expectations in 2023, the New England Mutiny started the season off with a bang, defeating the Worcester Fuel FC 7-1 at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, MA. Hope Santaniello got the Mutiny on the score sheet after 23 minutes of action and followed up 14 minutes later with a brace. Up 2-0 at the break, the Mutiny broke through a 12-minute hat trick by Mutiny’s Catherine Barry who would add a late goal to make it four goals on the day and Chandler Pedolzky added to the tally list as well. Worcester was able to grab a goal to make the trip worthwhile in the 68th minute as defender Erica Dimmick was able to score for Fuel FC.
United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is a national pro-am league founded in December 2015 on the basis of providing equality, opportunity, and respect for the women’s game. UWS has proven to be an innovative league that has paved the way for the further advancement of women’s soccer. Eighty-plus teams based in the United States and Canada comprise two distinct levels of competition: UWS and UWS League Two (UWS2).
With over 38 NWSL draftees & 100 professional contracts to its name, UWS provides high-level competition for college players, aspiring & former professionals, and international stars. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship.