Western New York Flash defender Emma Gervase was named the United Women’s Soccer defensive player of the week.
While the goals flew in for Western New York last weekend, Gervase had a fine weekend on the back line and helped guide her side to a shutout of the New England Mutiny Sunday. It was one of two road wins for her side.
Flash forward Jamie Boyar registered a hat-trick in a win over the Worcester Smiles, including netting the fastest goal (13 seconds) after the opening whistle in UWS history.
The Flash visit the Rochester Lady Lancers in a key East Conference clash at Marina Auto Stadium Saturday at 2 p.m.
Week VII produced several memorable attacking performances and was highlighted by a brilliant effort from Detroit Sun FC’s Rachel DeLuca, who netted a hat-trick in a see-saw 4-4 draw against Lansing United, earning her the UWS Offensive Player of the Week award.
UWS team of the week (Week VII)
GK Isabel Nino (Michigan Legends) – Posted a ten-save effort in a draw with Lansing United
D Emma Gervase (Western New York Flash) – Led the Flash defense to a pair of wins, had an assist against Worcester
D Yadira Toraya (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) – Logged a pair of 90-minute efforts on the weekend, had an assist against Calgary*
D Carina Baltrip-Reyes (FC Austin Elite) – Tallied a goal against HAR FC, aided the defense to a two-win weekend
M Rachel DeLuca (Detroit Sun FC) – Scored a hat trick against Lansing United in a wild 4-4 draw
M Riko Sagara (Lansing United) – Assisted the late equalizer in a draw at Michigan and scored the opening goal against Detroit*
M Allison Jorden (Indy Premier SC) – Had a goal and an assist in a come-from-behind victory against Genesee
M Miku Sunagu (LA Galaxy OC Women) – Scored a pair of goals off the bench in a win at Real Salt Lake Women
F Giesela Arrieta (Houston Aces) – Became the third Aces player to net a hat-trick in 2018 as she buried three at ASA El Paso
F Jamie Boyar (Western New York Flash) – Registered a hat-trick in the win over Worcester, including netting the fastest goal (13 seconds) after the opening whistle in UWS history
F Taryn LaBree (Colorado Pride) – Willed her team on to their first win of 2018 with a hat trick at So Cal Crush FC
D Natalie Jacobs (LA Galaxy OC Women) – Put in two strong shifts in defense on the weekend, scored a goal against Santa Clarita
M Megan Carroll (Inferno Rush) – Assisted the game-winning goal in a key victory over New Jersey Copa FC
M Eva Dixon (So Cal Crush FC) – Netted a first half brace against the Colorado Pride
F Alex Lamontagne (Calgary Foothills Women’s FC) – Spark off the bench against So Cal Crush with a late goal and an assist
F Jayme Woodfill (FC Austin Elite) – Scored twice in the win over North Texas Image
* – indicates second appearance on the UWS team of the week