2003 Jun 29

Vancouver Whitecaps Women  1 - 0  Seattle Sounders Women
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC

45' VAN - Lang (Moscato)

Vancouver: Erin McLeod; Liz Conner, Sandi Potis, Gillian Hicks, Sophie Spilborghs; Sara Maglio (Kelly Haxton 75'), Amy Apps (Tera Kasubuchi 65'), Carmelina Moscato (Carey Gustafson 82'), Andrea Neil; Rosalyn Hicks (Amber Allen 60'), Diana Artuso (Kara Lang 44'). Substitutes not used: Sian Bagshawe, Martina Holan.

Seattle: Meghan Miller; Katie Miyake, Nicole Martinez (Tammy Hartung 62'), Shannon Forslund; Nikki Gamble, Melissa Bennett, Rachel Rodrick, Alicia Milyak, Hayley McNallan; Brenda Mueller, Janelle Munnis (Sophie Spickard 69'). Substitutes not used: Lisa Brookens, Dana Kimble, Shelby Brownfield.

Match report from the Whitecaps:

In a match that is a likely preview of the Western Conference Final, the Whitecaps F.C. Women's Team defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on a goal by 16-year-old sensation Kara Lang.

Scoring Summary

45' Vanc Kara Lang (Carmelina Moscato)- Moscato threaded a great ball through to Lang, who had just come into the game a minute earlier, and the young striker deftly pushed the ball wide of the keeper with the outside of her boot from 8 yards. It was her second goal of the season.

Match Notes

- Seattle keeper Meghan Miller made a number of big saves including a blast from Ros Hicks at 12', a diving save off Carmelina Moscato at 46', and a huge stop on a thunderous shot from Lang on a 3-on-1 at 60'.

- Whitecaps keeper Erin McLeod made 3 saves for her 3rd shutout of the season. Her most difficult one was a diving grab off a shot from Mellissa Bennett at 74'.

- After starting the play, Whitecaps winger Kelly Haxton missed a tap-in at 90' on the cross from Lang.

- The win avenged a 3-1 loss to Seattle in Vancouver's home-opener on May 11.

- The Whitecaps are undefeated in 8 games, going 7-0-1 and outscoring their opponents 31-5.

       Vancouver  Seattle
Shots:      16       10
Saves:       3        6
Corners:     5        5
Fouls:      15        5
Offsides:    3        3

81' VAN - Moscato cautioned

Referees: Bogdan Botoi; Marco Biagini, Mary Ann Legg; Marco Arruda
Attendance: 2,421