2013 W-League season

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W-League
Season 2013
Champions Pali Blues
Matches played 145
Goals scored 449 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorer Shan Jones VIR (11)
Biggest home win WAS 7, NJV 0
(June 1)
WAS 8, NJW 1
(June 15)
Biggest away win PAL 6, SCB 1
(June 2)
Highest scoring WAS 8, NJW 1
(June 15)
Highest attendance 4,569
NJW @ WAS
(June 15)
Lowest attendance 53
DDL @ VSI
(June 8)
FRD @ NJV
(July 6)
Average attendance 384
(126 of 145 games reporting)
2012
2014

The 2013 W-League season is the 19th season of the league's existence, and 10th season of second division women's soccer in the United States. The regular season started on May 11 and ended on July 14.[1][2]

Changes from 2012 season[edit]

Name changes[edit]

Three teams changed their name in the off-season:

Team Name Metro Area Previous Name
Ontario K-W United FC Hamilton area Hamilton FC Rage
South Carolina Carolina Elite Cobras Columbia, SC Central SC Cobras
Florida VSI Tampa Bay FC Tampa Bay Area VSI Tampa Flames

Expansion teams[edit]

Two teams were added for the season:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
California Bay Area Breeze [3] San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco, California WPSL
Washington, D.C. Washington Spirit Reserves Washington Metropolitan Area Boyds, Maryland expansion

Teams leaving[edit]

  • Five teams folded or self-relegated following the 2012 season:

Standings[edit]

As of 7/14/2013 [4]
      2013 W-League Champion
      2013 Division Title
      2013 Playoff Team

Northeastern Conference[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Virginia Beach Piranhas 12 10 1 1 32 12 +20 31
Washington Spirit Reserves 12 7 3 2 28 9 +19 23
Long Island Rough Riders 12 6 6 0 23 20 +3 18
New York Magic-FA Euro 12 4 6 2 13 20 -7 14
Fredericksburg Impact 12 3 5 4 17 19 -2 13
North Jersey Valkyries 12 3 7 2 13 29 -16 11
New Jersey Wildcats 12 3 8 1 16 33 -17 9
  • Note: New Jersey Wildcats deducted one point.

Southeastern Conference[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Dayton Dutch Lions 10 5 2 3 15 13 +2 18
Carolina Elite Cobras 10 5 4 1 10 11 -1 16
Atlanta Silverbacks Women 10 4 4 2 20 14 +6 14
Charlotte Lady Eagles 10 4 5 1 10 11 -1 13
VSI Tampa Bay FC 10 3 6 1 14 20 -6 10

Central Conference[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Laval Comets 12 8 1 3 21 7 +14 27
Ottawa Fury Women 12 7 3 2 21 8 +13 23
Toronto Lady Lynx 12 5 2 5 21 13 +8 20
K-W United FC 12 4 6 2 11 19 -8 14
Quebec City Amiral 12 3 7 2 11 22 -11 11
London Gryphons 12 0 8 4 8 24 -16 4

Western Conference[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Pali Blues 12 8 2 2 29 9 +20 26
Los Angeles Strikers 12 8 4 0 26 20 +6 24
Seattle Sounders Women 12 7 3 2 23 17 +6 23
Colorado Rapids Women 12 5 5 2 19 21 -2 17
Bay Area Breeze 12 4 6 2 15 22 -7 14
Santa Clarita Blue Heat 12 4 7 1 20 27 -7 13
Colorado Rush 12 0 9 3 13 29 -16 3

Playoffs[edit]

Nine teams qualified for the postseason with one champion advancing from each conference to the 2013 W-League Championship, to be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[5][6][7]

Northeastern Conference Playoff[edit]

July 19, 2013
8:00pm EDT
Virginia Virginia Beach Piranhas 1 – 2 Washington, D.C. Washington Spirit Reserves
Anyanwu Goal 45+'
Jones Booked 62'
Report
Report
Chang Booked 24'
Siegel Goal 57'
Herndon Goal 64'
Mendes Booked 90+'
Virginia Beach Sportsplex
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Attendance: 847
Referee: Michael Samaan

Southeastern Conference Playoff[edit]

July 19, 2013
7:00pm CDT
Ohio Dayton Dutch Lions 1 – 2 South Carolina Carolina Elite Cobras
Fillion Goal 88' Report
Report
Turpin Goal 23'
Trotter Goal 45'
Beavercreek Stadium
Beavercreek, Ohio
Attendance: 422
Referee: Tori Penso

Central Conference Playoffs[edit]

July 17, 2013
7:00pm EDT
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women 5 – 1 Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx
Woods Goal 18' Goal 46'
Gavilsky Goal 18'
Gielnik Goal 73'
Hughes Goal 86'
Report
Report
Velaj Goal 45+' (pen.)
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, Ontario
Attendance: 234
Referee: Jason Olinski

July 20, 2013
4:00pm EDT
Quebec Laval Comets 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Wilson Goal 12' (pen.)
Legault-Cordisco Booked 28'
Report
Report
Report
Gielnik Goal 56'
  Penalties  
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
Penalty missed
Penalty scored
Pierre-Louis Penalty scored
5 – 4 Gavilsky Penalty missed
Gielnik Penalty scored
Woods Penalty scored
Mottershead Penalty scored
Chapic Penalty missed
Fancher Penalty scored
Hughes Penalty missed
Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne
Laval, Quebec
Attendance: 653
Referee: Mitchell Carvalho

Western Conference Playoff[edit]

July 21, 2013
12:30pm PDT
California Pali Blues 2 – 0 California Los Angeles Strikers
Stengel Goal 27'
Ubogagu Goal 90+'
Report
Titan Stadium
Fullerton, California
Attendance: 247
Referee: Reyna Fonseca

W-League Championship[edit]

[8]

Semi-Finals[edit]

July 26, 2013
2:00pm EDT
California Pali Blues 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Washington, D.C. Washington Spirit Reserves
Nick Goal 26'
Stengel Goal 65'
Ubogagu Goal 109'
Report
Report
Sullivan Goal 43'
Mendes Goal 90' Booked 117'

July 26, 2013
5:00pm EDT
Quebec Laval Comets 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
South Carolina Carolina Elite Cobras
Julien Goal 29'
Wilson Goal 41'
Robbins Booked 67'
Acton Booked 89'
Sanderson Goal 110'
Pierre-Louis Booked 113'
Report
Report
Devita Goal 25'
Kurtz Goal 66'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

July 28, 2013
12:00pm EDT
Washington, D.C. Washington Spirit Reserves 2 – 1 South Carolina Carolina Elite Cobras
Herndon Goal 36'
Own Goal Goal 83'
Report Baer Goal 88'

Championship[edit]

July 28, 2013
2:30pm EDT
Quebec Laval Comets 0 – 1 California Pali Blues
Charron-Delage Booked 77' Report
Report
Walsh Goal 87' (o.g.)
IMG Academy
Referee: Cedric Adams
Semi-Finals Championship
           
1 Laval Comets (AET) 3
4 Carolina Elite Cobras 2
1 Laval Comets 0
2 Pali Blues 1
2 Pali Blues (AET) 3
3 Washington Spirit Reserves 2

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Shan Jones, (VIR)
  • Rookie of the Year: Shan Jones, (VIR)
  • Defender of the Year: Blakely Mattern, (CAR)
  • Coach of the Year: Cindy Walsh, (LAV)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Genevieve Richard, (LAV)
  • Playoff MVP: Ashley Nick, (PAL)

[10]

All-League and All-Conference Teams[edit]

Northeastern Conference[edit]

F: Jessica Fuccello (NJW), Grace Hawkins (LIR), Shan Jones (VIR) *
M: Esther Anyanwu (VIR), Amber Stobbs (WAS), Alicia Tirelli (NJW)
D: Rachel Breton (NJW), Gabby Charno (LIR), Meghan Cox (WAS), Jessica Kalonji (VIR)
G: Lauren Vetock (VIR)

Southeastern Conference[edit]

F: Emilie Fillion (DDL), Savannah Jordan (ATL) *, Cherie Sayon (ATL)
M: Stacy Bishop (TAM), Leah Fortune (CHR), Amanda Naeher (CHR)
D: McCallie Jones (CHR), Blakely Mattern (CAR) *, Meghan Scharer (DDL), Ashley Swinehart (CAR)
G: Elizabeth Hull (CAR)

Central Conference[edit]

F: Nkemjika Ezurike Nathalie (LAV), Emily Gielnik (OTT), Furtuna Velaj (TOR)
M: Chantelle Campbell (LAV), Catherine Charron-Delage (LAV), Alyscha Mottershead (OTT) *
D: Kathryn Acton (LON) *, Kadeisha Buchanan (TOR), Diamond Simpson (KWU), Shelina Zadorsky (OTT)
G: Genevieve Richard (LAV) *

Western Conference[edit]

F: Ana Borges (SCL), Danica Evans (COL), Kristen Hamilton (CRW) *
M: Melissa Busque (SEA) *, Sarah Killion (PAB), Ashley Nick (PAB) *
D: Sasha Andrews (PAB), Rachel Daly (LAS), Danielle Johnson (BAB) *, Brooke Spence (COR) *
G: Erin McNulty (SEA)

* denotes All-League player

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References[edit]

  1. ^ W-League Teams - United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  2. ^ "2013 W-League Schedule Released". United Soccer Leagues. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bay Area Breeze Joins W-League". United Soccer Leagues. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ W-League Schedule - United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  5. ^ "W-League Championship Headed to IMG". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  6. ^ "W-League Playoff Matchups Set". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  7. ^ "W-League Conference Finals Set". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  8. ^ "W-League Championship Participants Set". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  9. ^ a b "Top Ten Listing - W-League". W-League (USL). July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "W-League Award Winners Announced". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "W-League All-Conference Teams Named". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "W-League All-League Team Announced". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 24 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.