2003 Aug 10
W-League Playoffs, 3rd Place Match:
Ottawa Fury 1 - 4 Seattle Sounders Women
Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, VA
2' SEA - Frimpong
6' SEA - Frimpong (Munnis)
11' SEA - Mueller (Frimpong)
65' OTT - Alfa (Parker)
82' SEA - Milyak
Ottawa Fury: Jasmine Phillips; Patricia Bourcier, Jill Johnson (Rebecca Flewelling 77'), Allison Kelly (Amy Vermeulen 77'), Isabelle Morneau; Jeanette Akerlund (Christine McCartney 22'), Laura Harper (Stacy Warren 46'), Marie-Eve Nault, Kelly Parker; Aisha Alfa, Sarah Cebulski (Eilish McConville 60'). Substitute not used: Kyla Clark.
Seattle: Meghan Miller (Kelly Nigh 46'); Shannon Forslund, Dana Kimble, Katie Miyake (Joannie Gerpheide 46'); Rachel Rodrick (Sophie Spickard 51'), Melissa Bennett (Haley vanBlommestein 48'), Nikki Gamble, Hayley McNallan (Alicia Milyak 68'); Janelle Munnis, Tina Frimpong, Brenda Mueller.
Match report from USL:
The Seattle Sounders came out and secured the victory over the Ottawa Fury in the Third Place match with three goals in the first 11 minutes of action courtesy of forward Tina Frimpong, who scored the first two and set up the third. Seattle finished with a 4-1 win.
Just two minutes into the match, Frimpong took advantage of a poor backpass to Ottawa goalkeeper Jasmine Philips and put the ball into the back of the net.
Four minutes later, Frimpong struck again, heading in a corner kick from Mellissa Bennett from six yards out.
Frimpong was driving down the right side of the penalty area and squeezed the ball into the middle of the box underneath the onrushing Philips. Brenda Mueller was all alone and knocked home the goal for the 3-0 lead in the 11th minute.
The Ottawa spoiled the shutout for Seattle in the 64th minute when midfielder Kelly Parker sent a nice free kick into the penalty area and Aisha Alfa nodded home the ball off the bounce from eight yards out.
Seattle's Alicia Milyak capped the game off with a 30-yard blast in the 82nd minute inside the right post.
Tina Frimpong and Melissa Bennett were named to the all-tournament team.
Shots: 15 16
Saves: 8 9
Corners: 6 6
Fouls: 15 9
Offsides: 1 6
54' SEA - Kimble cautioned.
Referees: Dan Stead; Scott Johnson, Bob Fierro; Sam Foster