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Aluko powers Athletica past Sky Blue
by Paul Kennedy, July 23rd, 2009 7AM



[WPS] Saint Louis Athletica moved into second place in Women's Professional Soccer with a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC -- its third one-goal win over the New Jersey team -- on a goal by England international Eniola Aluko three minutes into the second half.

Aluko, one of WPS's top foreign signings, has scored five goals.

Fourth-place Sky Blue FC had its chances to equalize but Yael Averbuch's shot in the 59th minute hit the crossbar and goalie Jillian Loyden foiled Rosana and Natasha Kai in the 65th and 67th minutes, respectively.

Loyden was playing in place of Hope Solo, who was playing with the U.S. national team against Canada in Charleston, S.C.


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