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Menace women one win from league title

Jennifer Dominguez (3) opened the scoring in the Menace's 8-0 win. She assisted Jill Schechinger for two more first-half goals.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Saturday, July 14, 2012 – The red-hot Des Moines Menace women scorched Fort Wayne Sport Club, 8-0, today at Valley Stadium.

A win in their final home match, tomorrow at Teamwork Acres in Waukee, would clinch the Women’s League Soccer championship. Des Moines (5-0-0) hosts FC Indiana (South Bend) for a 4:30 p.m. Sunday matinee.

The Menace has posted a 25-2 goal differential, outscoring teams 15-0 in three home matches.

“We just keeping doing what we do, reaching our goals as team,” said Menace head coach Kevin Schalk.

Jennifer Dominguez and Jill Schechinger started the scoring parade today, teaming up for all three first-half scores. Schechinger assisted Dominguez in the 16th minute; Dominguez returned the favor in the 22nd and 37th minutes.

Brittany Morgan’s fifth goal of the season – tops among all Menace players, men and women – came less than two minutes into the second half. Goals from Carlan Samuelson, Emily Goldstein and Jenna Richins, plus a Fort Wayne own goal, doubled the final margin.

Schalk praised the players who have made the inaugural Menace women a dominant success.

“They’ve bought in from the get-go,” Schalk said. “The biggest thing is they’re scoring goals, playing quality soccer. The fans should take notice.

“We want to show people we have a good team, staying undefeated,” Schalk said. “To win a league title in our first year is just icing on the cake.”

SUNDAY’S PROMOTIONS: Fans making the drive to Teamwork Acres support the Menace women will be rewarded with $3 tickets at the gate. Follow this link for more information regarding directions and parking.

UP NEXT: The Menace women hit the road for their two final matches of the season. On July 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the women are set for a rematch with the Cincy Lady Saints at Withrow High School starting at 4 p.m. The following day, the team closes its season in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Jim Kelley Stadium, starting at 4 p.m.

Match: Des Moines Menace vs. Fort Wayne Sport Club
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Competition: Women’s League Soccer regular-season match
Venue: Valley Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. CDT
Weather: 90s, hot and breezy

 

Scoring Summary:     1   2     F
MENACE                      3   5    8
FW                               0  0     0         
MENACE – Jennifer Dominguez (Jill Schechinger) 16:00; Schechinger (Dominguez) 22:00; Schechinger (Dominguez) 37:00; Brittany Morgan (Shay Eskridge) 47:00; Carlan Samuelson (Catherine Bunting) 64:00; Emily Goldstein (Lauren Waggoner) 88:00; Jenna Richins (Waggoner) 90:00
FW – Hopi Castillo (OG) 75:00

Des Moines Menace WLS 2012 Schedule
(5-0-0; 3-0-0 at home, 2-0-0 on the road)
 
Saturday, May 19    FC Indiana (Lafayette)                   W, 4-0
Saturday, June 2       at FC Indiana (Lafayette)                 W, 2-1
Saturday, June 9       at FC Indiana (South Bend)             W, 8-1
Saturday, June 30 Cincy Lady Saints                          W, 3-0
Saturday, July 14  Fort Wayne Sport Club                 W, 8-0
Saturday, July 15   FC Indiana (South Bend)             4:30 p.m. at Teamwork Acres
Saturday, July 21       at Cincy Lady Saints             4 p.m. at Withrow High School
Sunday, July 22         at Fort Wayne Sport Club                4 p.m. at Jim Kelley Stadium
 
ABOUT THE MENACE WOMEN: In its inaugural season in the Women’s League Soccer (WLS), the Des Moines Menace women provide the highest level of competition in Iowa competing in a five team league that started in 2011. The Menace women will play four home matches with a 4:30 p.m. kickoff time and a Menace men’s match to follow at 7:30 p.m. On these double header weekends fans will have the opportunity to get two games for the price of one.  In its 19th season as Iowa’s Premier Soccer Team, the Des Moines Menace competes in the 73-team Premier Development League (PDL), the highest amateur level of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). Both Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines.

The organization promotes healthy lifestyles through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics and tournaments.

FOLLOW THE MENACE:
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