WOMEN EARN FIRST WIN

Dayton, OH (May 27, 2017)– The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (1-1-0) of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) bounced back from an opening match defeat with a 2-0 victory. The ladies win over the Cincinnati Sirens was their home opener at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton. The Dutch Lions were able to find the back of the net twice, once in each half while also maintaining a shutout.

The first goal of the game came when Macy Hamblin outran the entire Siren defense to meet the goalkeeper one-on-one. Hamblin made a quick cut to her left and dribbled past the diving Siren keeper and put the Dutch Lions ahead in the 13th minute of the game. The Dutch Lions possessed the ball throughout the first half and saw more opportunities to score goals, but could not finish the final touch.

Coming out from halftime Coach Tucker didn’t need to make very many adjustments to his team’s strategy. Twenty minutes into the second half, Jordan Foster received a ball at the top of the box where she took one dribble across the penalty area and hit a rocket into  the back of the net to put the Dutch Lions up 2-0. From the start of the game, the Dutch Lions were clearly in control and remained that way until the final whistle sounded giving the Dutch Lions the victory.

Coach Mike Tucker shared at the end of the match, “I was pleased with the result as we created numerous chances.  At the same time, we need more time together on the training pitch to reach our potential.  The ladies are working hard and want to put the work in to improve and that is exciting as a coach to see. I am confident you will see progress each and every game with this team.”

The team will be in action next on Friday June 9th in a rematch with the Cincinnati Sirens before returning home to DOC Stadium on June 10th at 7pm where they look to avenge their early season loss to the Columbus Eagles. Tickets for this WPSL matchup are $8 Adults and $5 Youth (ages 6 to 18) at the door. Children 5 and under are always free to Lions home games.

Match Summary
Venue: DOC Stadium
Center Official: Brandon Klepach
Attendance: 268
Weather: Sunny and Warm

Scoring Summary:

Dayton – Hamblin 13′ minute

Dayton – Foster 65′ minute

Lineups:
Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Sedlock, Pauley, Atkins, Foster, Kiehl, Hall, Blank, Hamblin, Gomez, Pinder, Zuzolo
Reserves: McMillan, Brown, Hennen, Miller, Grierson, Denson

Cincinnati Sirens: Washburn, Reder, Pearson, Comisar, Duwell, Kah, Stepaniple, Roll, Estarkamp, Mason, Drummond
Reserves: Morrissey, Cranduck, Prothapa, Johnston, Mikol, Schubb, Merritt

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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL W-League) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.

     

    The address is: 5833 Student St., West Carrollton, Ohio, 45449

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