Rough Riders, Surf Receive UWS Weekly Honors

UWS, Rough Riders, Surf
Morgan Santoro, Kayla Saager and Flo Gamby.

Two members of the Long Island Rough Riders who scored seven of the team’s nine goals over the past weekend received weekly honors from United Women’s Soccer.

For the second time this season, Morgan Santoro (Islip) was named to the UWS Team of the Week. Her Rough Riders’ teammate, Kayla Saager (East Islip), received honorable mention. Also on the league’s Team of the Week was NY Surf midfielder Flo Gamby.

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In clean sheet wins over Western New York Flash (7-0) and Rochester Lady Lancers (2-0), Santoro found the back of the net three times including the game winner vs. Rochester. Saager’s hat-trick led Long Island’s onslaught against Western New York and she put the match against the Lady Lancers out-of-reach with a late tally.

Gamby was recognized for her strong play in the Surf’s midfield in two matches this past weekend — a 4-2 win over New England Mutiny and a 2-1 defeat to Lancaster Inferno — when she was named a Top-3 selection in each.

UWS TEAM OF THE WEEK (WEEK IV)

  • F JOELLE GOSSELIN (Calgary Foothills Women’s FC) – both goals in 2-1 win over Houston
  • F MORGAN SANTORO (Long Island Rough Riders) – 3 goals in 2 games, GWG vs. Rochester
  • F HAILEY SKOLMOSKI (Real Salt Lake Women) – 3 goals in 5-0 win over So Cal Crush FC
  • MF MADISON SCHUPBACH (Detroit Sun FC) – 2 goals in 3-2 win over Michigan
  • MF DEYNA CASTELLANOS (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) – spearhead of offense in 1-0 win vs. RSLW
  • MF TESA MCKIBBEN (Lancaster Inferno) – goal & earned PK in 2-1 win over NY Surf
  • MF FLO GAMBY (New York Surf) – top 3 selection in both Surf games this weekend
  • D/MF ANNIE STEINLAGE (GRFC Women) – 2 assists, shutout in 3-0 win over FC Indiana
  • D REBECCA RABER (New Jersey Copa FC) – center back in shutout win over Lancaster
  • D NATALIE KUIKKA (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) – led defense in a shutout win vs. RSLW
  • GK GABBY ARRUDA (New England Mutiny) – shutout win vs. Magic in first start of 2017

HONORABLE MENTION

  • F KAYLA SAAGER (Long Island Rough Riders) – 4 goals in wins over WNY & Rochester
  • F EMMA TOKUYAMA (Detroit Sun FC) – 2 assists in 3-2 win over Michigan
  • MF JACKIE BRUNO (New Jersey Copa FC) – led the midfield in 2-0 win over Lancaster
  • MF MARTI CORBY (GRFC Women) – goal in 3-0 win over FC Indiana
  • GK STEFANY CASTANO (Houston Aces) – 11 saves in tight 2-1 loss to Calgary