April 27, 2011

Midweek Notes: April 27, 2011

Lipsher Wins Player of the Week...Again

Atlanta goalkeeper Alli Lipsher has won WPS Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week, becoming the first player to ever do so. Lipsher was credited with 13 saves in the Beat's match against the Western New York Flash, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Lipsher also took Player of the Week honors a week ago for her 11 saves and shutout against Sky Blue FC, after Allie Long of Sky Blue FC received the honor the first week of the season. The Player of the Week is voted on by a panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.

Dallstream Traded to Boston

Forward/Defender Kiersten Dallstream has been traded by Sky Blue FC to the Boston Breakers. In return, SBFC will receive the Breakers' second round draft choice in 2012.

Dallstream played in 12 matches for Sky Blue in 2010, but had not appeared in either of their first two matches of 2011. She was originally a first round draft choice of the Los Angeles Sol in 2010, before being drafted by Sky Blue in the dispersal draft.

In college, Dallstream starred at Washington State and was a member of the 2008 U-20 World Cup Champions for the United States. That team was coached by current Breakers' head coach Tony DiCicco.

Western New York To Play First Home Game This Week

After starting out on the road for two matches, Western New York will make their home debut this Sunday against the Atlanta Beat. The two teams tied last weekend 2-2.

The Flash play their home matches at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, New York. The Flash will play four consecutive home games, facing every team but Philadelphia during the home stand.