WPSL Spotlight: Minnesota Thunder v Joy Athletic Club

Spotlight Match: Minnesota Thunder 2-0 Joy Athletic Club

Last year’s national leading goalscorer Kaitlyn MacBean returned for another Summer and led Thunder past their neighbors, with tallies in the 13th (from Rilyn Rintoul) and the 90th (from half-time sub Ashley Thirk).

Other Results:

Joy Athletic Club 1-5 Salvo SC

Salvo’s Khyah Harper opened the scoring within 45 seconds, completing a high press with a curled effort past Mallorie Benhart in the Joy goal.  Harper added a second in the 19th minute, driving in towards goal from the right before shooting low into the goal. In the 22nd minute, Harper netted her hat trick, driving down the left wing before cutting inside and blasting another shot past Benhart. It was 4-0 in the 25th minute when a right wing corner was recycled to Emily Heslin for Kaitlyn Beulke to hammer a shot high into the net from the back post.

In a half with plenty of midfield action, an Emily Heslin free kick on the top of the box, drilled into the bottom left corner of the Goats’ net was the only goal until the last kick. With that last kick, Ari Vargas broke the Goats scoreless stretch, chipping Ayden Gagner in the Salvo net from 30 yards out.

Coming Up:


Mankato United v Minnesota Thunder

Rochester United v Sioux Falls City

Manitou FC v MapleBrook Fury


Joy Athletic Club v Sioux Falls City

MapleBrook Fury v Mankato United

Manitou FC v Mankato United