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Pali Blues rally to win W-League Championship
August 4th, 2008 7AM

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Italian international Ilaria Pasqui took advantage of a mistake by former U.S. international keeper Kristen Luckenbill and scored into an empty net with diving header in the 88th minute to give the Pali Blues the 2008 W-League championship with a 2-1 win over the FC Indiana Lionesses.

Luckenbill had failed to hold on to Kandace Wilson's cross, leading to the Blues' second goal in five minutes. In the 83rd minute, Pali equalized when defender Amy LePeilbet sent Rosie Tantillo's corner kick past Luckenbill.

Indiana had threatened in the first half, but it was held scoreless until the 47th minute when Jessica O'Rourke scored on a header off Mexican international Fatima Leyva's curling corner.

With the win, the expansion Blues finished their season with a perfect 14-0-0 record. LePeilbet was named the Most Valuable Player of the W-League Championship.

RESULTS
Semifinals
FC Indiana Lionesses 1 Seattle Sounders 0
IND: Fatima Leyva (Laura Del Rio) 87
Pali Blues 2 Washington Freedom 0
PAL: Danesha Adams (Collette McCallum) 26
PAL: Danesha Adams 82
Att.: 427.
Third-Place Game
Washington Freedom 2 Seattle Sounders 0
WAS: Christie Welsh (Ella Masar) 11
WAS: Ali Andrzejewski (Sarah Huffman) 86
Final
Pali Blues 2 FC Indiana Lionesses 1
IND: Jessica O'Rourke (Fatima Leyva) 47
PAL: Amy LePeilbet (Rosie Tantillo) 83
PAL: Ilaria Pasqui (Kandace Wilson) 88
Att.: 558.



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