View from the Pali Blues: Jun. 24, 2013

Charlie Naimo’s Pali Blues were fully aware that they needed a result against the Seattle Sounders Women, and badly. Up until the match at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash., the Blues were four points behind the then-unbeaten Sounders. The winner of this contest would have the upper hand in the fate of the USL W-League Western Conference race.

Pali Blues logo.

And they delivered. Mele French on point with a brace in the 15th and 26th minutes of play, and Rachel Nuzzolese added an insurance goal in the 37th minute to give the Blues a massive 3-0 upset of the Sounders on the road.

Summary:

PALI: Mele French (Samantha Mewis) 15

PALI: Mele French (Sarah Killion) 26

PALI: Rachel Nuzzolese (Jamia Fields) 37

Cautions

PALI: 89

Ejections

Referees:

Paul Gotz, Christine Suter and Ben Warren

 

Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 14 Fields, Jamia 60 1 1
M 29 French, Mele 90 2 5
M 10 Killion, Sarah 90 1 1
M 22 Mewis, Samantha 90 1
M 16 Nick, Ashley 90 1
D 13 Andrews, Sasha 90
D 3 Dydasco, Caprice 90 1 2
D 4 Eddy, Elizabeth 90
D 18 Guagni, Alia 90 1
F 5 Nuzzolese, Rachel Lauren 90 1 3
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90
Substitutes
M 7 Freyer, Ashley 30
M 19 Schiavi, Viviana
D 2 Dehlkemper, Abigail
F 15 Borman, Megan
Seattle Sounders Women
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 8 Busque, Melissa 90 1
M 7 Mercik, Rachel L 90 1
M 6 Pulse, Tafara 79 1 1
M 2 Reiter, Mily “M’ily” 45
D 4 Brewer, Hannah E 45
D 24 Drollinger, Elizabeth “Beth Russell” 90 1
D 20 Johnson, Morgan B 45
D 12 Reder, Brigit M 90 1
F 10 Beckie, Janine E 90 4
F 9 Richardson, Jenna 90 4
GK 00 McNulty, Erin 90
Substitutes
M 14 Bakowska-Mathews, Marta 11
M 30 Campagna, Alyssa
M 22 Hinkle, Jaelene
D 17 Ambrose, Nicole “Nikki” 45
D 25 Peterson, Jenna 45
F 18 Campbell, Sara 45
GK 40 Harold, Natalie K
Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90 - 1 - 7 11
Seattle Sounders Women
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 00 McNulty, Erin 90 3 - 1 4 10
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 3 3
Seattle Sounders Women 0 0
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 7 7
Seattle Sounders Women 2 2
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 1 1
Seattle Sounders Women 2 2
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 2 2
Seattle Sounders Women 2 2
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 0 0
Seattle Sounders Women 2 2
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Pali Blues 1 1
Seattle Sounders Women 2 2

The win means that Pali are one point behind the Sounders but have one game in hand. However, their next opponent is the one team that has been able to defeat Pali this season: the Los Angeles Strikers. Pali will aim for payback on Jun. 29 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.

Western Conference Overall Home Away
Pts GP W L T GF GA W L T GF GA W L T GF GA
Seattle Sounders Women  20 9 6 1 2 19 11 2 1 1 8 7 4 0 1 11 4
Pali Blues  19 8 6 1 1 22 5 1 1 1 4 2 5 0 0 18 3
LA Strikers  12 8 4 4 0 17 16 2 2 0 6 6 2 2 0 11 10
Santa Clarita Blue Heat  7 7 2 4 1 11 16 2 2 1 10 13 0 2 0 1 3
Bay Area Breeze  7 7 2 4 1 7 15 1 2 1 5 10 1 2 0 2 5
Colorado Rapids Women  5 7 1 4 2 10 16 1 2 0 6 7 0 2 2 4 9
Colorado Rush  3 6 0 3 3 6 13 0 2 1 1 7 0 1 2 5 6

Topics: Pali Blues, United Soccer Leagues, W-league

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