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Woodbridge Strikers 6 - Sanjaxx Lions 1

10/05/2015, 11:45am EDT
By lo admin

Woodbridge Strikers 6 - Sanjaxx Lions 1

Mon Oct 5 
Written By: Staff, League1

Women's golden boot winner Jessica Lisi stamped her name on the trophy after scoring a brace to lead Woodbridge to a 6-1 win over Sanjaxx Lions.

Alyscha Mottershead, April Syme, Selena Benvenuto and Calaigh Copeland completed the demolition, while Sanjaxx's Morgan Hendrick posted the lone marker for the Lions - a significant goal in that it represents only the second goal the Strikers have given up in 11 matches.


"The experience and speed of the Woodbridge program is always challenging," said Sanjaxx head coach, Laza Lowe. "But we have a nucleus of young players and this is good experience for them. Morgan hendricks got her second goal in League1, which is a great return for such a young player."

Despite the lopsided scoreline, Woodbridge's goalscoring mania was only one part of the team play that head coach Joe Parolini sought to highlight in his post-match analysis.


"The outstanding player today was Diana (Kiwi) Da Rocha, playing out of the holding mid position in the first half and at CB in the second half," he said. "Kiwi distributed the ball all over the field with precision and cut out the majority of the Sanjaxx attacks. Overall the entire team played a very good 1-2 passing and possession game, with Jessica Lisi adding an additional two goals to her goal scoring prowess."

"The back line, made up of both 98s and 99s played solidly and played out and around the back at will," he added.

The match presented a tough mental task for Strikers, with Durham having already locked down the 2015 title following their win over ANB earlier in the matchweek.


"The biggest challenge in today's match was trying to keep focus on our task at hand, as we had already clinched second place," said Parolini. "We also hadn't played a competitive game in 2 weeks."

"However, from the first whistle, the superiority and ball movement was evident. The pace of the game was at a fast tempo, as we prefer it, and our movements off the ball were timely and into open space."

Despite a choppy start to the season, Woodbridge has had an admirable record of late, winning 12 of 14 matches, losing one and drawing one.

"Now, we focus on the last game of the season versus Prostars," said Parolini. "Our goal is to not only win our last game but to finish with the second best record in the league in GF, GA, and goal differential, as we cannot catch Durham."

"By winning our last game, I believe we had the best record in the second half of the season."

Woodbridge Strikers play Pro Stars FC on Sunday October 18 at Terry Fox Stadium, Brampton - 1 p.m.

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