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Hanks scores big goal for new team
by Paul Kennedy, July 20th, 2009 7AM



[WPS] Kerri Hanks, the 2006 and 2008 Hermann Trophy winner at Notre Dame, scored her first goal since being traded from Saint Louis to Sky Blue, striking in stoppage time to give the New Jersey team a 1-0 win over Chicago and keep it in fourth place. The weekend's other two games both ended in 1-0 wins for Washington over Saint Louis and Boston over FC Gold Pride.

The stunning strike by Hanks lifted Sky Blue FC's record to 6-6-4 for 22 points -- the first time the team has reached the .500 mark all season. Sky Blue FC has a 3-1-1 mark in its last five games.

July 15 in Cambridge, Mass.
Boston 1 Chicago 0. Goal: Hucles (Lilly) 35.
Boston - Lipsher, Goffi, LePeilbet, Chapman (Moore, 80), Mitts (Crumpton, 71), Tomecka, Monroe, Hucles, Lilly, Nobis, Fabiana (Rodriguez, 59).
Chicago - Jonsson, Spilger (Masar, 46), Oakes, Dieke, Vandenbergh, Dalmy, Lloyd, Klein, Rapinoe (Igwe, 68), Tarpley (Adams, 72).
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Lloyd 59.
Referee: Ted Unkel.
Att.: 4,075.
July 15 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 4 Washington 4. Goals: Kai (O'Reilly) 5, White (Dowling) 27, White 46, Kai (Rosana) 86; Bompastor (Krieger) 4, De Vanna (Bompastor) 47, De Vanna (Wambach) 54, Whitehill 92+.
Sky Blue FC - Brana, Sitch (Buczkowski, 58), Dowling, Rampone, Schnur, O'Reilly, Averbuch, Rosana, McCallum, Kai (Hanks, 87), White (Parker, 58).
Washington - McLeod, Senty (Singer, 46), Sauerbrunn, Whitehill, Krieger, Bompastor, Sawa, Lindsey, Moros (Long, 79) Wambach, De Vanna (Gilbeau, 86).
Yellow Cards: Sky Blue FC - Dowling 45+, Parker 81.
Referee: Margaret Domka.
Att..: 3,746.
July 18 in Washington, D.C.
Washington 1 St. Louis 0. Goal: Sawa 74.
Washington - Spisak (Wright, 63), Senty, Sauerbrunn, Singer, Gilbeau, Bompastor, Sawa, Lindsey, Krieger (Lohman 79), Moros (Long, 59), De Vanna.
St. Louis - Loyden, Logterman (McNeill, 63), Larsson, Ellertson, Weber, Stoia, Cinalli (Walter, 46), Woznuk, Fletcher, Cross (Walsh, 68), Aluko.
Yellow Card: St. Louis - Larsson 68.
Referee: Ted Unkel.
Att.: n/a.
July 19 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 1 Chicago 0. Goal: Hanks (Dowling) 91+.
Sky Blue FC - Branam, Hooker, Buczkowski, Dowling, Schnur, Sitch (Hanks, 62), Averbuch (Francielle, 62), Rosana (Keselica, 84), McCallum, White, Kai.
Chicago - Jonsson, Dalmy, Oakes, Dieke, Vandebergh (Krzysik, 89), Adams (Spilger, 78), Ostberg, Igwe (Garriock, 69), Klein, Cristiane, Masar.
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Krzysik 90.
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Att.: 3,130.
July 19 in Santa Clara, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 0 Boston 1. Goal: Schmedes (Monroe) 13.
FC Gold Pride - Whitworth, Dew, Graczyk, DiMartino (Adriane, 85), Robinson, Barnes, Formiga, Milbrett, Weimer (Yokers, 46), Erika (Sissi, 64), Arakawa.
Boston - Lipsher, Crumpton, Moore, Augustyniak-Goffi, Sutton, Tomecka, Lilly, Monroe (Mundy, 62), Schmedes, Fabiana (Bishop, 66), Nobis (Latham, 71).
Yellow Card: Boston - Fabiana 59.
Att.: 2,203.
Los Angeles 11 2 4 24 6 37
Boston 7 6 3 17 16 24
St. Louis 7 6 2 13 13 23
Sky Blue FC 6 6 4 16 16 22
Washington 5 6 5 23 26 20
Chicago 4 8 5 13 19 17
FC Gold Pride 3 9 3 12 22 12

Leading Scorers:
Marta (Los Angeles) 9
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 8
Cristiane (Chicago) 6
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 5
Kelly Smith (Boston) 5
Natasha Kai (Sky Blue FC) 5
Lisa De Vanna (Washington) 5
Eniola Aluko (St. Louis) 4
Sonia Bompastor (Washington) 4

Wednesday, July 22
Saint Louis vs. Sky Blue FC, 8 pm ET
Thursday, July 23
FC Gold Pride vs. Los Angeles, 10 pm ET
Saturday, July 25
Boston vs. Sky Blue FC, 7 pm ET
Sunday, July 26
Saint Louis vs. FC Gold Pride, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Chicago vs. Washington, 4 pm
Wednesday, July 29
Washington vs. Boston, 8 pm ET (CSN)
Saturday, August 1
FC Gold Pride vs. Washington, 6 pm ET
Saint Louis vs. Boston, 8 pm ET
Sunday, August 2
Chicago vs. Los Angeles, 6 pm ET (FSC)
Wednesday, August 5
Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride, 7 pm ET
Saint Louis vs. Chicago, 8 pm ET
Saturday, August 8
Washington vs. Sky Blue FC, 7 pm ET
Sunday, August 9
Boston vs. Los Angeles, 6 pm ET (FSC)
FC Gold Pride vs. Saint Louis, 8 pm ET


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