Australians are breaking records, scoring goals, and stopping them as the domestic and overseas leagues wrap up another week.
After becoming the league’s youngest ever player, Ellie Carpenter added youngest ever goal scorer to her list of achievements.
Starting in her own half, Carpenter laid the ball off to a teammate before running towards goal. She was there at the far post for a simple tap in which would ultimately be the winning goal for the Thorns against Washington.
Sam Kerr’s Chicago travelled to Seattle were they met Steph Catley and a formidable Lydia Williams. All three played full games in a 0-0 draw with Williams making a number of cracking saves, earning herself Reign’s player of the match award.
Katrina Gorry and the Utah Royals hosted Kyah Simon’s Houston Dash with the Royals securing a 1-0 win.
Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL - USA)
In the PacNorth Bay Area division, Remy Siemsen made her debut for California Storm. The 18-year-old made quite the impression scoring two goals in Storm’s 3-2 loss.
Tameka Butt was influential in Klepp’s 2-1 win over Røa. Butt scored the first of Klepp’s goals and set up the second.
Meanwhile, Mackenzie Arnold’s Arna-Bjørnar went down 1-0 to a late goal.
Elise Kellond-Knight played a full game for Hammarby. Her side lost 3-2 to Piteå the undefeated ladder leaders.
IFK Kalmar lost 3-2 to Djurgården. Aivi Luik played a full game in the middle of the park but her side is now bottom of Damallsvenskan.
NPL WOMEN (AUSTRALIA)
In NPL Victoria, Laura Alleway’s Galaxy United lost 2-1 to Bulleen. It was another Laura, Spiranovic, who scored Galaxy’s only goal while Lia Privitelli and Tyla-Jay Vlajnic scored either side of half-time for Bulleen.
Lisa De Vanna was an unused substitute for South Melbourne but the team were comprehensive 8-1 winners over Bayside United. W-League and Young Matildas duo Melina Ayres and Sofia Sakalis had a day out, scoring three and two goals respectively.
In NPL NSW, Eliza Campbell donned the gloves for the Northern Tigers while Michelle Heyman scored their lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the Illawarra Stingrays. Caitlin Cooper’s Stingrays extended their winning streak to four with the victory.
Casey Dumont was in goals for the North Shore Mariners but her side went down 3-0 to a Macarthur Rams side filled with Sydney FC W-League players including; Leena Khamis and Georgia Yeoman-Dale who found the back of the net.
While Chloe Logarzo’s Blacktown Spartans went down 5-2 to NWS Koalas.