HAMTRAMCK, MI – Midwest United punched their ticket to the United Women’s Soccer 2020 Stadium Showcase Final on Sunday afternoon, earning a 9-0 victory over UWS League Two foe Livonia City FC in the first game of the Showcase. Stephanie “Stitch” Currie netted four goals to lead the Midwest effort, notching a hat trick in the first 32 minutes of play. Marty Corby added a brace and two assists, while Kaema Amachree ended with a goal and assist.
Midwest will face off against Detroit City FC in the final, to be held on Sunday, July 26th at Keyworth Stadium beginning at 6:30pm EDT. The host side escaped with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap against Lansing United. The two teams previously met in a friendly on July 17th, with United scoring the final three goals of the match en route to a 3-1 victory.
Livonia City (UWS-2) will face Lansing United in the third-place match at 3:00pm EDT.
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Midwest United put their first on the board in the 17th minute, as Currie tracked down a looping ball in the box from Corby and finished it confidently with her left.
“Stitch” struck again in the 22nd minute, polishing off a low, driven cross from the right flank by Grace Labadie for a 2-0 advantage.
The University of Toledo forward polished off her hat trick ten minutes later, chasing a through ball from Raegan Cox into the top of the box, and depositing it inside the far post for a three goal advantage.
Midwest tacked on their fourth goal in the 34th minute, as Corby split two defenders and trickled in a low, bouncing effort to the far post. Katie Vitella placed a deftly weighted through ball into the box to start the effort.
United added a fifth before halftime, capitalizing on a Hannah Crum penalty kick in the 45th minute. Crum initially earned the PK after taking a hard shoulder near the endline.
Amachree extended the Midwest lead to 6-0 in the 63rd minute. The USDA U-16 prospect punished a loose ball in the box following a corner kick. The ball deflected off the left post, was redirected in front by a United player, and Amachree found the ball at her feet for the easy finish.
The seventh goal came just a minute later, as Macy Wierenga polished off a cross from Amachree, as a whipped-in ball from the right side of the box found Oakland University product at the back post.
Currie added on her fourth of the match in the 71st, as Midwest went coast to coast in just three passes to push the lead to 8-0. Macy Hollingsworth placed a tantalizing ball into space, which “Stitch” tracked down and deposited.
Corby added her second of the match in stoppage time, placing an unmarked header into the net off a Labadie corner for the final 9-0 scoreline.
Livonia City FC vs. Lansing United
3:00PM EDT | Keyworth Stadium | MyCujoo
Midwest United FC vs. Detroit City FC
6:30 PM EDT | Keyworth Stadium | MyCujoo