Detroit Sun FC Pro-Am Soccer remain undefeated after two-match weekend
A pair of draws versus Fort Wayne United and Indy Eleven keep Detroit Sun FC undefeated at 3-0-2.
An important two-match weekend for the Detroit Sun FC kicked off on Friday, June 9 when the travelled to Hoosier country where they took on Fort Wayne United at Indiana Tech Stadium.
A rainy first half ended scoreless, only for a back and forth second half to produce four goals. The Sun dominated the first half with 12 shots on goal, compared to the Gryphons one. The scoring opened up in the 66’ minute when Hannah Tillett slipped between the DSFC’s center backs putting the ball away 1v1 with the goal keeper. The Fort Wayne United lead lasted seven minutes, until Dani Evans (Rochester, Mich./ Oakland University) picked up the ball 30 yards out and unleashed a left footed shot just inside the far post to tie up the match.
It is a well-known phenomenon in the soccer world that you are most vulnerable to concede after you score. FWU proved this when 90 seconds later in the 75’ minute Kaylan Williams hit a low service across the Detroit’s goal face for Liz Vanwormer to tap in. Detroit Sun FC tied it up in the 80’ minute when Devyn Brough (Commerce Township, Mich./Central Michigan University) won possession of the ball near midfield then played the ball to Ali Amante (Windsor, Ontario Canada/Oakland University) who found Schupbach, who then weaved through the Fort Wayne defence to rifle a left footed shot to the near post. A late flurry of shots from Rachel Deluca (Clinton Township, Mich./University of Detroit Mercy) and Evansproved unsuccessfuland both teams walked away with one point.
Two days later, at Mic-Mac Park in Windsor, Ontario Canada, the Detroit Sun again drew Indy Eleven 2-2 in a thrilling international neutral site match. Indy kicked off the scoring in the 7’ minute when Brady Riley hit the ball over top of the Sun back line connecting with Elizabeth Waskom who chipped the ball over the rushing Detroit goalkeeper. DSFC responded in the 25’ when Justine Lynn (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Indiana University) won the ball and passed up the field to Devyn Broughdown the left flank who beat a defender and served the ball into box finding the United Women’s Soccer Midwest Division Leading Goal Scorer Madison Schupbach, who took her seaongoal tally to six goals in five games. The Detroit Sun FC then took the lead in the 67’ minute when captain Dani Evans hit a free kick to the back post who found the head of Rachel Winters (Plymouth, Mich./Bowling Green), who put the ball back across the goal for Broughto tap in the net. Late in the game Indy Eleven found some life when they found the back of the net in the 82’. Alexis Catt broke through the Detroit defense and was denied the first opportunity by goalkeeperIsabel Nino (Northville, Mich./University of Michigan), but put away the rebound. A crowd of 573 people endured an exciting, hot match out in Windsor, the game time temperature being 88 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.
The weekend closes with Detroit Sun remaining undefeated after five matches earning three wins and two draws. Detroit are setting the pace in the UWS Midwest having held the top spot in the division since Week One. The Sun’s next match will see a return to Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac, Michigan to host Michigan Legends FC on June 24 at 7pm.
The Detroit Sun FC is a newly formed women’s minor league soccer team. The Sun will be competing in the Midwest Division of the United Women’s Soccer League. The United Women’s Soccer League consists of 23 franchises and three divisions. The league’s 10 game regular season is played May thru July climaxing with a divisional playoff series and national championship game. The United Women’s Soccer League represents the United States Women’s Second Division of soccer.
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