UWS Week 6: Surf, Magic Take The Pitch Father’s Day

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It's a cross-river matchup between New York Surf and NJ Copa FC.

It will be a busy Father’s Day on the pitch in United Women’s Soccer with the New York Surf and New York Magic each seeing action.

New Jersey Copy FC vs. New York Surf
4:30 p.m., St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, N.J.

New York Surf (3-1-1, 10 points) will head across the Hudson River to face New Jersey (4-1-0, 12 points) in a critical East Conference matchup.

Surf returns to action after a dominating 5-0 home win over the New York Magic on Sunday, June 11. Furtuna Velaj registered a pair of goals and Erica Murphy scored in her third consecutive match. Goalkeeper Colleen Hickey recorded the clean sheet in net, while the back line of Totianya Guadalupe, Brooke Salmon, Hannah Uhlan and Amy Marron put in a strong defensive effort.

Copa FC is also playing well and currently riding a three-game winning streak, most recently defeating the Western New York Flash last weekend, 3-1. NY Surf will also be looking to hand New Jersey Copa FC its first home loss of the season.

The outcome of the cross-state match carries heavy implications on the UWS standings, where first and fourth place in the East are separated by just three points. Surf and Copa FC are two of the clubs sitting in that top portion of the table along with the unbeaten Long Island Rough Riders (4-0-1, 13 points) and the New England Mutiny (4-2-0, 12 points). Long Island and New England both are off this weekend

Lancaster Inferno vs. New York Magic
3 p.m., Millersville Univ., Millersville, Penn.

After an impressive 2-1 victory at home over the New York Surf on June 4, the Lancaster Inferno (2-3 East) would not come close to a positive result last Sunday, dropping a tough 6-1 loss to East leaders Long Island at Pucillo Field. In the first half, the Inferno held the Rough Riders to only one goal with outstanding play by goalkeeper Jordan Kamp (five saves). But the Long Island trio of Christina Dutcher, Hope Quinonez and Erica Modina would put the game out of reach in the second half. Lancaster tallied their lone goal of the match in the 52nd minute, as Haley Crawford notched her team-leading sixth goal of the season on a Tesa McKibben assist.

The Inferno host the New York Magic (0-3-1 East) in their third consecutive home match before hitting the road for a rematch against the New York Surf. The Surf dispatched the Magic this past Saturday in the first edition of the New York Derby, running away with a 5-0 win.

Lancaster also had their way with the Magic in Week 3 action, as they earned their first win of the season 4-1 score. After conceding an early goal in the first half, the Inferno tied the game in the 22nd minute and never looked back. Lancaster outshot New York by a 6-5 margin and Magic keeper Sierra Bonham made two saves.

Information provided by New York Surf and United Women’s Soccer.