WPSL Wrap Up : Week 1

This week


Sunflower State FC 1-2 KC Courage

A combative Kansas City derby saw the Courage with the better chances in the first half but Sunflower had a counter-attack threat in Mackenzie Dimarco. Neither side were able to breakthrough before the break. Dimarco had a massive chance to put the home team ahead but failed to control the ball when she had rounded the goalkeeper. Addison Steiner made the breakthrough for Courage in the 65th minute, capitalizing on a defensive miscue by Sunflower. Dimarco arrowed the equalizer in the 80th minute, over the Courage goalkeeper Kaylin Williams-Mosier from miles outside the penalty area, following a swift counter attack from their own penalty area. Steiner then applied the finishing touch, grabbing the winning goal in the 89th minute, catching Sunflower up field.


FC Pride 0-2 FC Dayton

With a lightning delay mixed in, FC Dayton got their season started on the right foot. Goals by Maddie Thiss and Dara Russo (Assisted by Jenna Hallbeck) were enough to separate the two sides.


Sunflower State 5-0 AFC Columbia

AFC CoMo made a forgettable debut on the road in the face of relentless Sunflower State pressure.  The home side went ahead on the 10 minute mark when Calista Schechinger connected from a corner. They doubled their lead only 3 minutes later, Mackenzie Dimarco finishing a counter attack. Gabriela Leon made it three in the 17th minute. Goal number four was another breakaway from midfield, finished by Dimarco again, calmly slotting past the advancing keeper, April Mason in the 58th minute. Jaylie Hicklin made it a five-star performance in the 81st minute.

Joy Athletic 3-0 Manitou FC

Joy opened their account for the season, Ceilidh Whynott breaking away with pace from a defensive corner, down the left wing and past a despairing goalie with 21 minutes on the clock. The second goal also came down the left wing, with a series of one-two exchanges ending with a bullet finish from Megan Hansen. The match was iced in the 63rd minute, when Sophie Pawlyshyn placed the ball past the Manitou goalie from the right back position across into the far side of the goal.


St Croix 0-1 MapleBrook Fury

Jasmine Gates lofted a ball from just outside the area into the top left hand corner of the St. Croix goal to put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute. In the 85th minute, St Croix had a wonderful chance to equalize but a corner skidded across the six yard box without anyone making contact. Despite other corners in the waning minutes, Fury held out for a win against their neighbors.

KC Courage 1-1 St Louis Scott Gallagher

Aya Saiki scored for the Courage, SLSG scored through Ashley Martinez.

Coming Up


AFC Columbia v St Louis Scott Gallagher – 7pm ET


Salvo SC v Sioux Falls City – 6pm CT

Milwaukee Torrent v Midwest Muskrats – 7pm CT

FC Pride v Dayton Dutch Lions – 7pm ET

St Croix Soccer Club v Joy Athletic Club – 7:30pm CT


FC Spirit v Columbus Eagles – 1pm CT

KC Courage v Lou Fusz Athletic – 2pm CT


Kansas City Scott Gallagher v Lou Fusz Athletic – 10am CT

FC Dayton v Columbus Eagles – 6pm ET


Rochester United v Joy Athletic Club – 7pm CT