For the second time in three weeks, New York Surf’s Flo Gamby was named to the United Women’s Soccer’s (UWS) Team of the Week, this time receiving the honor for the season’s Week VI.
The Goffs Oak, England, native who played her college soccer at the University of Bridgeport, scored New York’s lone goal in Surf’s 1-1 draw with New Jersey Copa FC. The New York/New Jersey matchup did little to create separation among the top four in the UWS Eastern Conference.
In the West, defending UWS champion Santa Clarita continued their undefeated run to start the campaign. In the Midwest, Grand Rapids notched two wins over conference contenders during the weekend action.
UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK VI)
F MARTI CORBY (GRFC Women) – goal & assist in 2-1 win over FC Indiana
F MADISYN PEZZINO (WNY Flash) – 2 goals & 2 assists in 4-1 win over Rochester
F CARISSIMA CUTRONA (WNY Flash) – 2 goals & 2 assists in 4-1 win over Rochester
MF DEYNA CASTELLANOS (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) – notched GWG on PK in 1-0 win over Houston
MF MADDIE SCHWARTZ (Lancaster Inferno) – controlled midfield in 3-1 win over NY Magic
MF FLO GAMBY (New York Surf) – tallied game-tying goal in 1-1 draw vs. NJCFC
MF BETHANY BALCER (GRFC Women) – hat trick as second half sub in 3-0 over Detroit
D/MF NATALIA ARIZA (Houston Aces) – controlled flow of play in 4-0 win over So Cal
D MICHAELA KOVACS (GRFC Women) – led defense in wins over FC Indiana & Detroit
D ALANA O’NEILL (New Jersey Copa FC) – led the defense in 1-1 draw vs. NY Surf
GK REBECCA RITCHIE (Real Salt Lake Women) – made nine saves in scoreless draw vs. Calgary
F BRADY RILEY (Indy Premier SC) – goal & assist in IPSC’s first win of season
F SAMANTHA KAMBOL (FC Indiana) – late GWG in 2-1 win over IPSC
MF TATIANA ARIZA (Houston Aces) – quickness & pace pestered Santa Clarita & So Cal defenses
MF TESA MCKIBBEN (Lancaster Inferno) – GWG in 3-1 win over NY Magic
GK EMILY BURNS (Calgary Foothills Women’s FC) – made six big saves in scoreless draw vs. RSL
GK RYANN TORRERO (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) – posted shutout over Houston in 2017 debut