Motor City FC extended their undefeated streak to four with a pair of home wins over the weekend notching a 1-0 victory over the Ann Arbor FC Lumberjills on Friday, June 8 and a decisive victory on Sunday afternoon, June 10 besting Pittsburgh’s Steel City FC by a score of 5-0.
Four games into the 2018 season the MCFC squad has scored a total of 15 goals while holding their opponents scoreless.
Friday’s game pitted MCFC against a tough squad from Ann Arbor who held Motor City scoreless in the first half with solid defense and a half-dozen saves by the Lumberjill keeper.
A handball in the 51st minute gave MCFC a free kick and the game’s only goal as Courtney Petersen arced a left footed shot around the wall and into the opposite lower corner past the keeper.
Motor City FC was ready to play on Sunday facing a Steel City FC squad who were coming off a 3-2 win over the Lumberjills on Saturday.
MCFC struck early with Clara Robbins scoring the first of her three goals in the 4th minute on an assist by Madison Wolfbauer. Robbins would find the net again at the 6 minute mark grabbing the ball on a turnover and driving the ball into the lower right corner.
Steel City keeper Lauren Malcom did her best to keep her squad in the game making a trio of saves over the next 28 minutes denying the third MCFC goal until Bella Jodzis netted the first of her pair in the 35th minute with a hard shot that beat the keeper diving to her left.
Clara Robbins assisted by Malia Berkely completed her hat trick just before the halftime whistle blew sending her team into the locker room with a 4-0 lead after the first 45.
The Steel City goalie made a couple more highlight-reel saves in the second half robbing Madison Wolfbauer of a goal with a diving save across the net just pushing the ball wide.
Bella Jodzis netted her second goal in the 82 minute on a ball served by Alexis Warner into Madison Wolfbauer who headed the ball through the gap to a streaking Jodzis who weaved past two Steel City defenders before beating the keeper.
“We looked really sharp in the game today, said Coach Aaron Byrd. The passing was sharp and the communication on the field was good. We were moving the ball well and not letting them set up on defense.”
Motor City heads out on an extended road trip with games against the FC Pride on Saturday, June 16, the Indy Saints FC on Sunday June 17 and the Cleveland Ambassadors on Saturday, June 23 before heading home for the season finale at Stoney Creek on Sunday, July 1 where they will face the Cincinnati Sirens FC at Stoney Creek.