Saturday, July 16, 2011

Red Stars oust 2-time WPSL champion FC Indiana from playoffs

Amanda Cinalli -- Chicago Red Stars
Chicago Red Stars Communications

DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Chicago Red Stars opened their first Women's Premier Soccer League postseason match in style with a 4-0 victory over two-time WPSL champion FC Indiana on Saturday at Dublin Jerome High School.

Midfielder Amanda Cinalli (Cleveland, Ohio), the Red Stars' goals leader during the regular season, scored two goals in her home state to lead Chicago on Saturday. Forward Michele Weissenhofer (Naperville, Ill.) and midfielder Julie Ewing (Batavia, Ill.) also added goals, and goalkeeper Jamie Forbes (Batavia, Ill.) posted two saves for the clean sheet.

The Red Stars topped an FC Indiana organization that had won the WPSL during the 2005 and 2007 seasons.

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