The Australians are making their presence known as the NWSL wraps up its seventh week while the Aussies in Europe and back in Australia enjoyed their matches as well.
Tameka Butt played a full game for Klepp IL but the team lost 1-0 against IL Sandviken. Her side sits third on the Toppserien ladder, one spot above Mackenzie Arnold’s Arna-Bjørnar. The Aussie goalkeeper played the full 90 as her side defeated Trondheims-Ørn 6-2.
Elise Kellond-Knight and Aivi Luik had the weekend off as the Damallsvenskan paused for the Women’s Swedish Cup final.
NPL Women (Australia)
In NPL Victoria, Laura Alleway found herself on the scoresheet twice. The centre back was able to score off two corners in Galaxy United’s 3-0 win over FC Alamein.
Lisa De Vanna registered her first minutes for the season, coming on as a 46th minute substitute for South Melbourne. Her teammates were full of praise for the striker, noting the presence she has both on the field and during training.
In NPL NSW, the Northern Tigers were missing both Michelle Heyman, to a knee complaint, and Eliza Campbell to illness. The team went down 2-0 to top of the table Manly United.
Casey Dumont donned the gloves for the North Shore Mariners but conceded four as the team lost 4-1 to Sydney University. While Chloe Logarzo’s Blacktown Spartans were 3-0 winners over Bankstown City.
Caitlin Cooper played a full game in the Illawarra Stingray’s 3-0 win over NWS Koalas. Earlier in the week, coach Carmelina Moscato told the Illawarra Mercury that Cooper “has solidified everything”.
“She has come back from national team duty sharp and hungry” said Moscato with that hunger and intensity becoming infectious.