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The Western Sydney Wanderers earned its first win of the season on Sunday, a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United. Katie Stengel opened the scoring in the 59th minute by placing the ball into the bottom corner for her first W-League goal. However, the lead was short lived as Adelaide equalized almost instantly. With time running out, the Wanderers were able to score in the 85th minute when Paige Nielson secured the late win for her side. Match Report
The Newcastle Jets also won their game this weekend against Perth Glory, but it was overshadowed by an unfortunate injury to Kelsey Wys. The goalkeeper’s season with the Jets has ended after she tore her right ACL landing awkwardly early in the match. With Wys cheering from the sidelines, Newcastle catapulted to the top of the W-League standings with the team’s win. Match Report
Nigeria Women’s National Team
Nigeria defeated Mali 6-0 in its first match at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Francisca Ordega opened the scoring in the 21st minute for the Super Falcons. Next up the team will face Ghana tomorrow and will finish out the group stage by taking on Kenya on Saturday. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals.
- Nigeria (Francisca Ordega) vs Ghana: Wednesday, November 23, 10 a.m. ET
- Western Sydney Wanderers (Katie Stengel) vs Brisbane Roar: Friday, November 25, 11 p.m. ET
- Kenya vs Nigeria (Francisca Ordega): Saturday, November 26, 1 p.m. ET
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