The Motor City FC completed a two-day road trip to Indiana with a Saturday, June 16 match against the FC Pride and facing off against the Indy Saints on Sunday, June 17.
Motor City FC had to settle for a draw against a determined FC Pride team on a warm Saturday afternoon at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, IN.
The FC Pride side held Motor City scoreless in the first half despite a couple of great opportunities by the MCFC squad..
Motor City struck first in the second half as Madi AlexanderWolfbauer gave the MCFC side a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute directing a Megan Connolly pass with the back of her heel past the Pride keeper.
The Pride answered quickly, levelling the score with a goal in the 67th minute and taking the lead eight minutes later with a shot that beat goalkeeper Bethany Kopel to her right.
Motor City evened the score at 2-2 in the 84th minute on a goal by Reilly Martin assisted by Sarah Stratigakis.
Martin almost netted the win for MCFC with a blistering shot in the 85th minute that careened off the crossbar. But “almost” wasn’t good enough to win the game as the MCFC side had to settle for a single point.
“The FC Pride played a tough game,” MCFC Head Coach Aaron Byrd. “It’s the first time this season that we were trailing in a game and they’re the first, and so far, the only team to score on us. We needed a good, competitive outing like this to help us prepare for the upcoming games against some good teams.”
The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot as Motor City FC took the field for the Father’s Day match against the Indy Saints on a hot 93 degree day at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis, IN.
The MCFC side took control of the game early scoring eight goals in the first half - the in the 6th minute on a Sarah Stratigakis rocket-shot from outside the 18 yard box that careened off the crossbar and into the net. Madi Alexander gets credit for the assist.
MCFC struck again in the 10th minute when Kristina Lynch found the back of the net off a cross by Reilly Martin.
Madi Wolfbauer scored in the 26th minute on a pass from Rubina Veerakone and Alexa Spaanstra added to the MCFC tally with a goal in the 29th minute assisted by Madi Wolfbauer.
Bella Jodzis pushed the score to 5-0 in the 30th minute putting the ball past the Saint’s keeper on an assist from Alexa Spaanstra and Madi Wolfbauer netted her second goal of the match seven minutes later on an assist from Malia Berkley.