Melbourne Victory secures finals series spot
Melbourne Victory defeated Newcastle Jets 4-0 to guarantee the Victory a place in the W-League finals series. Lisa De Vanna played a prominent part in 3 of Melbourne’s 4 goals. Christine Nairn also played for the Victory, and Katherine Reynolds, Angela Salem, and Tori Huster all played for the Jets. The Jets still have an opportunity to qualify for the finals series but must beat Adelaide United next weekend. The Victory will be traveling to Japan this week for the International Women’s Club Championships. Game Recap.
NATIONAL TEAM NEWS
Veronica Perez and the Mex WNT have advanced to the semifinals of the Central American and Caribbean Games by tying Colombia 1-1, defeating Trinidad & Tobago 6-0, and defeating Haiti 1-0. Veronica Perez has played all minutes so far. The Mexican team will play the Costa Rican team in the semis.
The Eng WNT faced the Ger WNT at Wembley Stadium in front of 45, 619 fans. This was the women’s team’s first match at the stadium since it re-opened seven years ago. The Germans won 3-0. Jodie Taylor came on for England in the 80th minute. Match Statistics. Full story.
Robyn Gayle was one of 24 players named to the list of players in contention to play in Canada’s two closed door friendlies against Sweden this week. The matches will take place on Monday and Wednesday in California. Full report.
This week the Spirit signed both Christine Nairn and Tori Huster to new contracts. We’re excited to have both players back on the field next season! The Spirit family also grew by one with the signing of Natasha Harding, the forward from Bristol Academy. Welcome Natasha! To get to know our new player, follow her twitter here: https://twitter.com/tashharding09
- Can WNT (players TBA) v Sweden Mon Nov 24 5:00pm ET
- Mex WNT (Veronica Perez) v Costa Rica Tues Nov 25 10:00am ET
- Can WNT (players TBA) v Sweden Wed Nov 26 10:00pm ET
- Brisbane Roar v Canberra United (Lori Lindsey) Fri Nov 28 10:00pm ET
- Newcastle Jets (Tori Huster / Angela Salem / Katherine Reynolds) v Adelaide United Fri Nov 28 11:00pm ET
- Yunogo Belle v Melbourne Victory (Christine Nairn / Lisa De Vanna) Sun Nov 30 12:10am ET
- VfL Wolfsburg v FFC Frankfurt (Kerstin Garefrekes) Sun Nov 30 5:30am ET
The Mex WNT will also play on Thursday, November 27th in either the Gold or Bronze medal match of the Central American and Caribbean Games depending on the semifinal results.