WPLL Week 4 Recap
Brave – 13, Command – 9
FINAL: @WPLLBrave avenges 2018 championship loss, defeating the defending champs the @WPLLCommand. Rookie @_Demps (1G, 4A) and 2018 WPLL MVP @mariemccool4 (4G, 1A) led the way for the Brave. With the loss the @WPLLCommand finishes the regular season at 1-3. pic.twitter.com/7QCFHe4qT2
— WPLL (@prowomenslax) July 12, 2019
In what was a rematch of the 2018 WPLL Championship, Brave was led by Marie McCool and Cortney Fortunato with four and three goals each, respectively.
Brave would take a commanding 3-0 lead over Command to start the game, as Steph Lazo and Katie O’ Donnell would add two for Command to bring the score to 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.
The Brave wouldn’t look back as they took an 8-5 lead into halftime, and would stretch the lead to five goals entering the fourth quarter.
Marie McCool would be named the Player of the Week for her effort in Brave’s win, totaling four goals and an assist. Katie O’ Donnell would score three goals in the loss for Command.
Pride – 16, Fire – 12
FINAL: @WPLLPride 16, @WPLLFire 12.@HalleMaj37 and @haleywarden25 both tally 2pt goals in the victory. Warden also collected 11 draw controls. @shelbfred also tallied 5 points (2G, 3A). @HannahNielsen7 led all scorers with 7 points (3G, 4A). pic.twitter.com/rMbvBjV9DQ
— WPLL (@prowomenslax) July 13, 2019
Pride would win 18 draws during their 16-12 win over Fire, thanks to Haley Warden as she would control 11 draws herself to set a WPLL record. That would largely be the deciding factor in the game, as Pride would douse Fire 16-12 at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Pride would score four goals in the first seven minutes, and would finish the first quarter ahead by a score of 7-2.
The Fire would heat up in the second quarter, however, as Hannah Nielsen would burn Pride for a goal and two assists in what was a five-goal period for Fire to cut the lead to two. The score would show 9-7 for Pride at the half.
The closest that Fire would come to Pride would be a two-goal deficit late in the fourth quarter, which proved to be insurmountable.
Haley Warden would finish the game with two goals and an assist, and would also pick up Player of the Week honors for her performance. Hannah Nielsen had four goals and three assists for Fire in the losing effort.