Dayton – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women’s team (1-0-0) played their second game of the season against the Braddock Road Stars Elite (0-1-0) at their home field DOC Stadium. It would be the second game for both teams in two days.
The Lady Lions came out strong in this second game, taking control of the game from the beginning. They would create opportunities at the corner and in front of the goal, but would not be able to finish. The fourteenth minute would see a great ball chipped in to Ode Fulutudilu, but she would send the ball high. Braddock Road would answer right back in the fifteenth with a cross from Annaugh Madsen in front of the Dayton goal that would just miss Olivia Fiegel. Dayton’s hard work would pay off in the sixteenth minute as Micaela Powers would find space and would put the ball in the back of the net for her first goal for the Dayton women. In the twenty second minute the Lady Lions would look dangerous again as a beautiful cross would find a Dayton forward, but the shot would sail high again.
In the twenty fifth minute Dayton would get a chance for a free kick just outside the box, but Brittany Persaud would send it over the top. The Lions would continue to dominate and would get a corner, that would be placed on Persaud’s head, but the ball would hit the top of the goal and bounce back. Happy Orere-Amadu would follow but again the ball would fly up and over. Braddock Road would fire back in the thirty third minute when Olivia Fiegel would find space and would send the ball high into the upper corner of the goal tying up the game at one. Dayton would answer back immediately as Ode fulutudilu would head down the field with pace and place a ball past Braddock’s keeper, Tina Cardamone to put the Lions back in the lead. The half would end with the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women in the lead 2-1.
The second half would see Braddock Road come out with more energy and they would maintain possession. The Stars would get the first chances on goal. In the fifty second minute a through ball from Braddock’s Kahla Seymour would meet up with a run from Fiegel who would take a shot, but Dayton’s keeper Haley Gribler would be there. The Lady Lions would struggle to find their rhythm in the beginning of the second half. But, in the fifty seventh minute Josee Stiever would get a ball over the top from Persaud. Stiever would cross to Fulutudilu but the ball would spin off her foot and the Lions would miss an opportunity. Dayton would come back strong though in the fifty eighth minute though and they would earn a corner. The ball would bounce around and end up at the foot of Fulutudilu who would place the ball in the far corner for her second of the day. Braddock would waste no time in answering back however, as Fiegel would get a ball down the right side in the sixty sixth minute and beating her defender, would place the ball in the far corner for her second of the day. As the half would wear on, both teams would look to their bench and fresh legs to help reinvigorate their teams. Dayton would strike again in the eight first minute off a free kick just outside of the Braddock Road box. Powers would step up and send the ball to the top corner, giving the Lions a 4-2 lead. Dayton would strike again in the eighty sixth minute as Fulutudilu would beat her defender down the right side and one on one with Braddock’s keeper, would put the ball in the back of the net, earning a hat-trick on the day. The game would end Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women 5 and Braddock Road Stars Elite 2.
Coach Macleod had this to say about the game: “We only started training Monday and we’ve only had four sessions. Its hard to get everyone on the same page in that amount of time. So, again coming away with two victories it’s hard to complain about that, but there are still a lot of things that we’ve got to improve. Haley, our keeper, comes in and she’s got exactly what we are looking for. She comes in and can use her feet and can come out and play like an extra defender. Again, those goals against can sometimes be misleading because realistically those goals came from chances in front of her that we need to fix. We are blessed with some attacking options. We have a lot of pace and a lot of power up top. That gives us options and we can cycle people through different positions. This week we have a couple of players coming in to round out the roster and I’m looking forward to adding to our attack. But ladies like Meghan and Ode are straight on the attack and give us great options. For our next game, we will be working on getting to know each other and getting to know how each other play. That will come with day to day training, learning about each other and each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Again, just working on teamwork, some attacking options and defense as well.”
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women travel to play the Carolina Elite Cobras on May 22nd at 7pm est at the Kroc Center. They return home on Saturday, May 30th to face the Carolina Elite Cobras at DOC Stadium at 7pm..
Venue: DOC Stadium
Referee: Walter Glowicky
Assistants: Shane Richards, Luckie Dayton
Weather: Partly sunny, breezy, 70’s
DAY- Powers 16’
BRA- Fiegel 33’
DAY- Fulutudilu 34’
DAY- Fulutudilu 58’
BRA- Fiegel 66’
DAY- Powers 81’
DAY- Fulutudilu 86’
Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women: Gribler, Persaud (Hopkins 72’), Gilles, Orere-Amadu, Stiever, Powers, Lovelace, Fulutudilu, Nugent, Blank (Dean 77’), DeLong,
Substitutes not used: Pafko, Pochobradsky
Braddock Road Stars Elite: Cardomone, Shine (Boyles 67’), Robbins (Meyers 77’), Fiegel, Luttges, Kiley, Seymour, Branton, Moore, Madsen (Lawson 63’), Hartman
Substitutes not used: Macomber,
Dadson Ghana Nat’l Team
Fulutudilu African Nat’l Team
Nugent Jamaican Nat’l Team
Chandler U20 Nat’l Team
Larkin U18 Nat’l Team
Baldwin U20 Nat’l Team
Branton U19 Nat’l Team
Riehl U20 Nat’l Team
ABOUT THE DAYTON DUTCH LIONS FC –
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC is a professional soccer club in Ohio with a Women’s Professional team, a Men’s Premiere Development Team and a prestigious Youth Academy based on the Dutch development philosophy. The club was founded in November of 2009 by Mike Mossel and Erik Tammer and is currently owned by several members, the largest one being the Dutch Lions Capital Group USA LLC. The club started in the USL PDL in 2010 and was awarded the “2010 USL Progress of the Year Award”. The next year the club made the jump to the USL PRO and after three years the team made the playoffs in 2013. The club also reached the quarterfinals in the US OPEN CUP in 2012 losing against CUP Winner Kansas City in front of 17,000 people. The Women’s team won the Conference Championship in 2013 and the club was awarded the “2013 USL Organization of the Year Award”. All teams of the club practice and play their games at the newly renovated DOC (Dayton Outpatient Center) Stadium at West Carrollton High School.