Sky Blue FC International Report: Perth Glory Suffers First Loss of W-League Season

Nikki Stanton
Photo by Robyn McNeil, ISI Photos.

Hoy Penalty Kick is Difference in 1-0 Perth Glory Defeat to Newcastle Jets

Sam Kerr and Nikki Stanton returned to Westfield W-League play in Australia over the weekend, as their Perth Glory side (1-1-1) fell to the Newcastle Jets by a slim 1-0 margin. Kerr created some great chances in the match, where the Perth captain started and played the full 90 minutes. Also playing end to end in the contest was Stanton, who fed a ball to Kerr in the 19th minute that was nearly headed into the goal for an early go-ahead tally.

The difference in the match turned out to be a converted penalty kick in the 48th minute by forward Jen Hoy, who is playing for Newcastle on loan from the Chicago Red Stars.

U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team Advances to U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals

The U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team advanced to the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals overnight after drawing with Ghana at Sir John Guise Stadium in New Guinea, winning Group C in the competition. Ghana jumped out to a 1-0 advantage on an own goal in the 20th minute, but U.S. forward Mallory Pugh responded just two minutes later to make it level at one apiece. That 1-1 mark would stand until the final whistle, and the result was good enough for the U-20 U.S. WNT to top Group C.

Next up, the U-20 U.S. WNT will face Mexico in a quarterfinal eliminator. That game will be played on Friday at 1:00 a.m. ET.

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