Sunday, July 31, 2011

Red Stars fall short in title game

The Red Stars' Julie Ewing (right)
and Orange County's Brittany Klein
Chicago Red Stars Communications

LISLE, Ill. -- The Chicago Red Stars (11-2-0) and Orange County Waves (13-1-0) provided plenty of drama. In the end, it was Tanya Taylor's 101st-minute goal that proved to be the difference as the Waves won, 2-1, in overtime to earn the 2011 Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship on Sunday at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

The Waves appeared to have the title wrapped up in regulation with a 1-0 lead. But Red Stars midfielder Julie Ewing scored a dramatic game-tying goal in the 88th minute to send the match into two 15-minute overtime sessions. Michele Weissenhofer had the setup with a flip throw-in from the right side. The ball juggled around in the middle of the box and Ewing converged to tie the match at 1-1.


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