Saturday, July 2, 2011

Red Stars move into 1st in Mid-North

Julie Ewing -- Chicago Red Stars
Chicago Red Stars Communications

LISLE, Ill. -- The Chicago Red Stars moved into first place in the Women's Premier Soccer League's Midwest-North Division with a 5-0 victory over the Iowa Rush on Saturday at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

Four different players netted goals for the Red Stars, with Amanda Cinalli (Cleveland, Ohio) leading the way with two tallies. Julie Ewing (Batavia, Ill.) and Jackie Santacaterina (Geneva, Ill.) also registered goals, and Michele Weissenhofer (Naperville, Ill.) had two assists as the Red Stars won their fifth straight and improved to 5-1-0 (15 points).

Chicago moves ahead of FC Milwaukee Nationals (4-2-1, 13 points) in the Midwest-North standings. Iowa falls to 2-5-1 (7 points).

"Our expectations always were to be playing the best that we can be at the end of the year," Red Stars Head Coach Rory Dames said. "If it's good enough to win, then it's good enough to win. If it's not, somebody's going to have to be better than us to beat us."


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