A beautiful evening that featured the beautiful game and a fine result for the home squad Saturday as River Cities FC avenged last weeks loss with a shutout of their own. The game winner came in the 27th minute from Katya Hessel from 8 yards out. Hessel one timed a rebound off the left upright from Nobis’s header. The play started with a run down the right side as Brittany Potts slipped a ball to the overlapping Monique Gjini. The cross to the far post drew defenders and Hessel put her shot on frame for the game winner.
Indiana FC’s best chance came early in the 2nd half when they were able to generate several attacks down the heart of the RC FC defense. The most dangerous was a high hard shot in the 51st minute that Meghann Burke stretched to corral.
It was a well-played match that featured one of the purest midfielders I’ve seen in quite some time, FC Indiana’s Fatima Leyva., one of two members of the Mexican national team on FC Indiana (Monica Ocampo in red is pictured above with Monique Gjini). The opportunity to see Missouri State’s Kate Hercules who played 90, as well as a number of players I’ve read much about such as Janelle Cordelia (Hickman/Mizzou), Caitlin King (Nerinx/Auburn) and Julia Brandenburg (Ursuline/SLU) added to the experience.
The next home game is Thursday June 28th at 7:00 pm when the ladies will host Ghana’s Ghatel Ladies FC team.
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