View from the Pali Blues: July 8, 2013

The hopes for Charlie Naimo’s Pali Blues to win the USL W-League Western Conference title seemed to look optimistic at first. On Friday at the Stadium by the Sea on the campus of Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, Calif., the Blues defeated the Colorado Rush 2-0 on an Ashley Nick brace in the fourth and 86th minutes of play.

Pali Blues logo.

Rush goalkeeper Eli Sarasola was forced to make nine saves as the Pali attack played with desperation and determination.

 

Weather: Clear   Attendance: 213 
Summary:

PALI: Ashley Nick (Mele French) 4′
PALI: Ashley Nick 86′

Referees: Marcelo Cianeaglini, Kate Champman, Vicente Lozada

 

Colorado Rush
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 13 Drobney, Jacy 90 1
M 6 Loupee, Kelsey 90 1
M 14 Miranda, Gabriella “Gabby” 90 3
D 7 Farrell, Kellyn A 90 1
D 16 Harder, Samantha 90 1
D 8 McElvaine, Havan 90
D 3 Raben, Elizabeth 90 1
F 15 Dibiasi, Jordan 82
F 22 Evans, Danica 90 2 2
F 26 Szabo, Sidny 90
GK 1 Sarasola, Elixabete “Eli” 90
Substitutes
M 20 Hill, Kayla 8 1
D 2 Kennedy, Morgan
GK 28 Kanten, Bethany
Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 7 Freyer, Ashley 45 2
M 10 Killion, Sarah 90
M 22 Mewis, Samantha 88 2 1
M 16 Nick, Ashley 90 2 3 1
D 13 Andrews, Sasha 90 2
D 2 Dehlkemper, Abigail 90 1
D 3 Dydasco, Caprice 90
D 4 Eddy, Elizabeth 90 1 2
F 29 French, Mele 90 1 5
F 9 Ubogagu, Chioma 88 1
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90
Substitutes
M 14 Fields, Jamia 45
M 26 White, Rosemary 2
D 11 Altamirano, Autumn 2
GK 21 Clarfield, Madeleine
Colorado Rush
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Sarasola, Elixabete “Eli” 90 2 1 9 11
Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90 - 1 1 1 1
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 0 0 0
Pali Blues 1 1 2
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 3 0 3
Pali Blues 8 8 16
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 4 5 9
Pali Blues 1 0 1
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 3 7 10
Pali Blues 1 4 5
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 1 1 2
Pali Blues 2 3 5
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Colorado Rush 0 1 1
Pali Blues 3 3 6

However, on Sunday, the playoff chances took a hit in their 2-2 draw with the Bay Area Breeze at the Stadium by the Sea. Nick scored another brace in the ninth and 90th minutes but it looked as if the brace from Bay Area’s Najma Homidi in the 34th and 56th minutes was going to stand.

 

Weather: Sunny   Attendance: 170 
Summary:

Pali Blues: Ashley Nick (Sarah Killion) 9′
Pali Blues: Ashley Nick (PK) 90′
Bay Area: Najma Homidi (Marissa Mykines) 34′
Bay Area: Najma Homidi 56′

Cautions
Pali Blues: Ashley Nick 90

Referees: Aaron Wolfe, Vincent Brizzolaca, Joshua Morales

 

Bay Area Breeze
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 2 Hall, Kristina 90 1 2
M 7 Morales, Leah 75 1
M 10 Mykines, Marissa 90 1 1
D 22 Galindo, Brittany 90 1
D 5 Johnson, Danielle 90 1
D 12 Mutz, Shayla 90 1 1
D 4 Woodward, Gina 89 1
F 3 Homidi, Najma 90 2 2
F 9 Jeffers, Zoe 45
F 6 Vega, Brandi 90
GK 1 Dimmitt, Yiana 90
Substitutes
M 13 Davis, Andrea 1
M 8 Roseboro, Jordan 15
D 15 Vazquez, Daisy 45
F 17 Hirsch, Casey
GK 18 Brownlie, Lorna
Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 7 Freyer, Ashley 45 1
M 10 Killion, Sarah 67 1
M 22 Mewis, Samantha 45 1
M 16 Nick, Ashley 90 2 2 2
D 13 Andrews, Sasha 90
D 2 Dehlkemper, Abigail 90 1
D 3 Dydasco, Caprice 90
D 4 Eddy, Elizabeth 90 1 1
F 29 French, Mele 90 1
F 9 Ubogagu, Chioma 90 5 1
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90
Substitutes
M 14 Fields, Jamia 45 1 2
D 11 Altamirano, Autumn 23
F 26 White, Rosemary 45 1
GK 21 Clarfield, Madeleine
Bay Area Breeze
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Dimmitt, Yiana 90 2 1 4 6
Pali Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Picarelli, Anna Maria 90 2 1 2 4
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 1 1 2
Pali Blues 1 1 2
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 1 4 5
Pali Blues 5 7 12
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 3 1 4
Pali Blues 0 2 2
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 3 5 8
Pali Blues 1 7 8
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 2 1 3
Pali Blues 2 0 2
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Bay Area Breeze 2 2 4
Pali Blues 2 2 4

The result means that Pali must win against the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Jul. 14 to be assured of a spot in the playoffs. A win on Sunday will surely extend Pali’s season due to goal differential and goals forwarded. Kickoff at the Stadium by the Sea is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 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
Pali Blues  23 11 7 2 2 27 9 2 1 2 8 4 5 1 0 19 5
Seattle Sounders Women  23 11 7 2 2 23 15 3 2 1 12 11 4 0 1 11 4
LA Strikers  18 10 6 4 0 21 17 4 2 0 10 7 2 2 0 11 10
Colorado Rapids Women  17 11 5 4 2 18 19 3 2 0 9 8 2 2 2 9 11
Bay Area Breeze  11 11 3 6 2 13 22 1 3 1 6 13 2 3 1 7 9
Santa Clarita Blue Heat  10 10 3 6 1 16 22 2 2 1 10 13 1 4 0 6 9
Colorado Rush  3 10 0 7 3 8 22 0 4 1 3 12 0 3 2 5 10

Topics: Pali Blues, United Soccer Leagues

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