Motor City Football Club asserted its authority and took control of the WPSL with a convincing 9-0 victory over FC Indiana Saturday at Livonia Churchill High School.
The win moves MCFC to 3-0 on the season with a +16 goal differential, while FC Indiana falls to 3-1 with a -3 goal differential.
Caitlyn Clem (Okemos/Wisconsin) split time with Sam Cook (South Lyon/Northwood) in goal and Clem recorded one save in the first half.
Sarah Stern (Northville/MSU) recorded her second hat trick in as many games to take control of the scoring race in the entire WPSL. She finished with three goals and one assist on the afternoon, including the game winner.
Lulu Haidar (Dearborn/Michigan) finished with two goals and one assist, while Stephanie Crawford (Novi/Michigan) chipped in two goals. Olivia Stander (Grosse Pointe North/MSU) finished with four assists. Dani Haelewyn (Stoney Creek/Oakland) and Lauren Sinacola (Rochester Adams/MSU) each had a goal.
“I am continually impressed with the team’s desire to go out and put teams away early,” said head coach Skipper Mukhtar, commenting on his team’s absolute domination of the match. “We had hoped they would’ve presented more of a challenge today,” he said.
The team travels to its first away match of the season on June 7th when it takes on Cincinnati Lady Saints, a team they topped 1-0 in the league’s season opener.
On Sunday, the MCFC Super-20 team won its first match of the season when it traveled to Toronto to take on the Lynx. Merlinn Beckwith (Rochester Adams/Appalachian State) finished with three goals and one assist and Caitlyn Clem made six saves in the 7-1 victory. The team plays last year’s national champions Grand Rapids Crew on Tuesday night at 6pm at Berkley’s Hurley Field.