Sky Blue FC 0 Sol 2
A double strike by Brazilian star Marta two minutes apart gave the Carson-based Women’s Professional Soccer team its first road victory in New Jersey this afternoon pushing its league-leading record to 2-0.
“I was very happy with our performance today,” said Sol Coach Abner Rogers. “To come back and play a very different style than we had to last week and still come up with the result we did pleases me a great deal.”
Here’s the Sol PR staff on the two goals:
“In the 42nd minute, Marta put the Sol ahead 1-0 after splitting two defenders inside the box and putting her off-balance shot inside the far post for her first WPS goal. Marta then doubled the visitors’ lead to 2-0 in the 44th minute when she tapped in a cross from Chinese front-line mate Han Duan
A capacity crowd of 6,053 saw the game.
Next for the Sol is a 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19 game at Home Depot Center against FC Gold Pride (Bay Area).
Sky Blue FC - Jenni Branham; Jenny Hammond, Christie Rampone (C) (27: Keeely Dowling), Anita Asante, Julianne Sitch; Jen Buczkowski (46: Sarah Walsh), Heather O’Reilly, Collette McCallum, Kacey White; Natashi Kai (74: Kelly Parker); Megan Schnur.
Sol – Karina LeBlanc; Allison Falk, Brittany Bock, Stephanie Cox, Manya Makoski; Liz Bogus (70: Aly Wagner), Aya Miyama, Camille Abily, Shannon Boxx (C); Marta, Han Duan.