WAUKEE, Iowa – Sunday, June 9, 2013 – With the memory of their last meeting still fresh in their minds, the Des Moines Menace women surged past the Kansas City Shock, 4-0, this evening at Teamwork Acres.
Turning the table on Kansas City (2-1-0), the Menace (2-1-0) dominated throughout the game and beat a previously undefeated opponent for the second consecutive night. The result was a seven-goal turnaround from the Menace’s 3-0 loss at Kansas City on May 26, in the franchise’s Women’s Premier Soccer League debut.
“We wanted to show Kansas City what we could do,” said Menace women’s head coach Kevin Schalk. “We really played the same as did in Kansas City; we just finished this time.”
The Menace women were in control from the beginning, dominating the possession and holding Kansas City without a shot for the first 15 minutes. Des Moines broke through when Jordan Bishop received a pass from fellow captain Maggie Wylie and launched a screamer over Shock goalie Tina Harold in the 18th minute.
“We took charge early in this game,” said Schalk. “I didn’t need to motivate the girls; they knew what they had to do and got it done.”
In the second half, the Menace ladies truly found their stride, scoring three times in 14 minutes. Tori VonMende opened the half with a shot off a give-and-go with Lindsey Bardole that found the opposite upper 90 in the 66th minute. Holly Winter followed with a volley off a cross by Michelle Landiero in the 78th minute and Karolinna DeOliveira added the exclamation point when her penalty kick found net in the 80th minute.
“We’re moving forward step by step and getting sharper,” said Schalk, whose team defeated Madison, 2-1, yesterday at Valley Stadium. “But we’re going to have to keep changing things up. We can never become fully settled in one thing.”
The Des Moines Menace women return to Valley Stadium on Saturday for an exhibition match with the Iowa Rush. The 4:30 women’s match precedes a Premier Development League clash between the Menace and arch-rival Thunder Bay.
WOMAN of the MATCH, presented by Seneca Companies, goes to: Jordan Bishop for controlling the middle of the pitch and opening the scoring with her upper-90 strike in the 18th minute. Bishop, a Texas native and Iowa State grad, is a two-year captain with the Menace.
UP NEXT: The team returns to Valley on Saturday (June 15) for an exhibition with Iowa Rush as the first game of a doubleheader with the men. Menace fans wearing black will get tickets for only five dollars as the Menace celebrates Blackout Night.
Match: Kansas City Shock at. Des Moines Menace
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Competition: Women’s Premier Soccer League regular season
Venue: Teamwork Acres (grass field) in Waukee, Iowa
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. CDT
Weather: 60s with intermittent rain and sunshine
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
MENACE 1 3 4
KC 0 0 0
MENACE – Jordan Bishop (Maggie Wylie) 18:00; Tori VonMende (Lindsey Bardole) 66:00; Holly Winter (Michelle Landiero) 78:00; Karolinna DeOliveira PK 80:00
Misconduct Summary: KC caution: Megan Stueve 80:00
Des Moines Menace 2013 Schedule (2-1-0 WPSL)
Saturday, May 18 WSA Winnipeg (E) W, 3-2
Sunday, May 26 at Kansas City Shock L, 3-0
Saturday, June 8 Madison 56ers W, 2-1
Sunday, June 9 Kansas City Shock W, 4-0
Saturday, June 15 Iowa Rush 4:30 p.m. at Valley Stadium
Saturday, June 22 Quad City Eagles 4:30 p.m. at Valley Stadium
Friday, July 5 at Madison 56ers 6 p.m. at Breese Stevens Field
Saturday, July 6 at Quad City Eagles 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School
All game times are central
E = Exhibition
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. The Menace’s women’s team enters the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2013, after debuting as the Women’s League Soccer 2012 champions. The Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.
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