WPSL Wrap-Up: Week 8

The battle for the North was all set up for a showdown on Friday, albeit with an unexpectedly tight result in Maple Grove.


St Croix Legacy 1-0 Mankato United

This was a Spotlight Match of the week, full gallery here.

Minnesota Thunder 11-2 Rochester United

Caroline Bailey scored a hat trick, Kiya Gilliand scored two and Vesna Dennison, Taylor Heimerl, Paige Peltier, Paige Kalal, Izzy Engle and Allison Flies all scored once for Thunder. Kylie Miranto and Sydney Tucker scored for the Lions.

MapleBrook Fury 0-1 Salvo SC

A penalty kick from the prolific Khyah Harper kept Salvo’s season perfect.


Dakota Fusion 0-4 Joy Athletic Club

A strong second half by the Goats, yet another defeat for Fusion. Brooke Quam scored twice, Ashley Bennett and

Magnolia Millar Bruzek also scored.

Sioux Falls City 1-0 Salvo SC

Mia Bosch sealed the Conference title, and hosting rights for the playoffs, with a winner in the 60th minute, from a Mia Mullenmeister pass and off a despairing Ayden Gagner in the Salvo net.


Mankato United 5-0 Manitou FC

Jadyn Chee, Kelsey Heller, Lucy Weninger, Ava Stanchina and Marit Klagge all scored for United.


Dakota Fusion 0-2 Rochester United

Rochester United travelled to Fargo with only 11 players but matched up with a team who rostered only 12.

A back and forth opening few minutes marked by few chances, often only just missed by both sides. 

Right on half time, a free kick for Rochester, bounced high over the Fusion keeper Quinn Carter but was somehow scrambled clear. 

Fusion’s Sarah Burgum, missed a chance, over the crossbar, from inside the 6 yard box and only ten minutes later, Rochester United had a two run lead.  Sydney Tucker benefited from a long ball down the middle which bounced free of the Fusion offside trap, slotting past a disgruntled Carter. Two minutes later, Kylie Mirango made it 2-0 to the visitors, slapping home a ball which found her in the six yard box from a midfield free kick.  

Fusion finished the game on the front foot but failed to spoil the clean sheet. With that result, the team from Fargo-Moorhead head to MapleBrook next week hoping for a two win season but with the chance for a transformatory three-win season gone by the way.

Joy Athletic Club 1-0 MapleBrook Fury

Ashley Bennett scored the winner in the Goats last game of the season. Ben VanWyk has a full Spotlight gallery here

St Croix Legacy 0-1 Sioux Falls City

Taylor Thomas’s early strike is enough to give the Northern Conference Champions a perfect regular season. Jason Morales Ortiz has the Spotlight coverage here.

Coming Up:

Sunday July 7th:

MapleBrook Fury v Dakota Fusion