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First-place Sol doubles lead
by Paul Kennedy, May 26th, 2009 7AM
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[WPS] The Los Angeles Sol defeated FC Gold Pride, 2-0, in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,280 fans at the downsized Buck Shaw Stadium and opened up a six-point lead at the top of the Women's Professional Soccer standings.
 
Playing without Shannon Boxx, Brittany Bock, Karina LeBlanc and Martina Franko, who were in Toronto for Monday's Canada-USA friendly, the Sol won on goals by Frenchwoman Camille Abily (first-half penalty kick) and Chinese Han Duan (late breakaway).

"Today was a really great team victory for us," said Los Angeles coach Abner Rogers. "We were missing some of our players, but our entire team pulled together and helped us earn a very good victory."
 
The Saint Louis Athletica gained revenge for its 1-0 loss at home to Chicago in their season opener with a 2-0 win at Chicago on Saturday. It was the third game in a row the struggling Red Stars were shut out.

The game turned on an early save by goalie Jillian Loyden on Cristiane's header in her WPS debut.
 
"It was certainly a change of pace from practicing everyday," said Loyden, who was filling in for U.S. international Hope Solo. "But the transition was so easy thanks to my teammates and the coaching staff. I am just on cloud nine I am so excited."
 
Englishwoman Eniola Aluko scored one goal, and her attempted pass deflected off Chicago's Ifeoma Dieke for an own goal.
 
Sky Blue FC is now all alone in last place after its 2-1 loss to Washington in the Freedom's first game at RFK Stadium, part of a doubleheader with MLS's D.C. United.
 
Defender Cat Whitehill buried a Sonia Bompastor corner kick with her head for her first WPS goal and Australian Lisa De Vanna on a breakaway four minutes later to give the Freedom a 2-0 lead.
 
Rosana scored in the second half for Sky Blue.

Results:
May 23 in Washington, D.C.
Washington 2 Sky Blue FC 1. Goals: Whitehill (Bompastor) 35, De Vanna 40; Rosana (Kai) 66.
Washington - McLeod, Sauerbrunn, Whitehill, Singer, Gilbeau (DeDyker, 64), Sawa, Bompastor, Lindsey, Moros, De Vanna (Eyorokon, 78), Long (Janss, 90).
Sky Blue FC - Branam, Sitch, Asante, Dowling, Schnur, Buczkowski, McCallum, Averbuch (Shaner, 67), Rosana (French, 79), White, Kai (Keselica, 67).
Yellow Cards: Washington - DeDycker 77; Sky Blue FC - Dowling 48, Asante 84, Keselica 89.
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald.
 
May 23 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 0 St. Louis 2. Goals: Own goal 26, Aluko (Fletcher) 41.
Chicago - Jonsson, Dieke, Igwe (Adams, 45), Spilger, Krzysik (Garriock, 45; Wenino, 56), Masar, Klein, Ostberg, Oakes, Christiane, Carney.
St. Louis - Loyden, Cross, Ellertson, Larsson, Weber, Stoia (Walter 70), Fletcher, Woznuk, Francielle, Aluko, Hanks (Welsh, 88).
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Igwe 9; St. Louis - Aluko 81.
Referee: Sandra Serafini.
Att.: 4,461.
 
May 24 in Santa Clara, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 0 Los Angeles 2. Goals: Abily pen. 27, Duan 86.
FC Gold Pride - Whitworth, Robinson, Dew, Graczyk, Wilson, Osborne, Erika (Formiga, 66), DiMartino, Weimer (Adrianne, 54), Milbrett, Arakawa (Chastain, 80).
Los Angeles - Henderson, Makoski, Falk, Cox, Larkin, Abily (Zerboni, 92+), Sari, Miyama, Bogus (Frisk, 45), Duan, Marta.
Yellow Cards: FC Gold Pride - Erika 33; Los Angeles - Marta 45.
Referee: Daniel Radford.
Att.: 6,280.

Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Los Angeles 5 1 2 9 2 17
Boston 3 2 2 9 9 11
FC Gold Pride 3 4 1 8 10 10
Washington 2 2 3 12 14 9
St. Louis 2 2 2 6 6 8
Chicago 2 3 2 6 6 8
Sky Blue FC 1 4 2 4 7 5

Leading Scorers:
Kelly Smith (Boston)  4
Marta (Los Angeles) 4
Daniela (St. Louis) 2
Lori Lindsey (Washington) 2
Kristine Lilly (Boston) 2
Tiffeny Milbrett (FC Gold Pride) 2
Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago) 2
Sonia Bompastor (Washington) 2
Abby Wambach (Washington) 2
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 2
Lisa De Vanna (Washington) 2
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 2

Schedule:
Saturday, May 30
Los Angeles vs. Saint Louis, 7pm ET   
Sunday, May 31
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Washington vs. FC Gold Pride, 4pm ET   



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