Independence erupt for 6-0 win
The bigger the challenge, the more the Independence seem to rise to the occasion lately. Against magicJack in a Women's Professional Soccer match Saturday night at Widener University, five Independence players scored to lead the home team to a 6-0 win.
The bigger the challenge, the more the Independence seem to rise to the occasion lately.
Against magicJack in a Women's Professional Soccer match Saturday night at Widener University, five Independence players scored to lead the home team to a 6-0 win.
The victory was sweet revenge for an early-season loss to the Florida-based team, but more important, the Independence leapfrogged magicJack in the standings for second place in the six-team league. The team is building momentum after a big win over the league-leading Western New York Flash last week.
The Independence are 4-2-3 while magicJack is 5-3. MagicJack has a shot at redemption on June 25 when they host a makeup game against the Independence at Leslie Quick Stadium in the second of a four-game homestand.
Danesha Adams, Tasha Kai, Leanne Sanderson, Veronica Boquete, and Holmfridur Magnusdottir scored for the Independence in their biggest display of firepower all season.
"They had three in the back, and [coach Paul Riley] put me and Danesha up top, and he said to keep pressuring them," Kai said. "We did what we were told, and the goals came to us."
The Independence took it to the magicJack by outshooting them, 13-4. The Independence had plenty of chances in the first half thanks to Kai, who was able to penetrate magicJack's defense and take shots.
But it was fellow forward Adams who scored first, 12 minutes, 53 seconds into the action. In her first start of the season, Adams added another goal after intermission.
"My teammates put me in great situations," Adams said about her second and third goals of the season.
Kai added the second goal of the game in the 30th minute.
Philadelphia keeper Val Henderson made three sensational saves in the second half to preserve the shutout.