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Killian and Stengel lead Blues to fourth championship
July 27th, 2014 9:11PM

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[W-LEAGUE] UCLA star Sarah Killion had a goal and two assists and Bayern Munich-bound Katie Stengel scored twice to lead the LA Blues to a 6-1 win over the Washington Spirit Reserves in the W-League final Sunday at IMG Academy Stadium. The title was the fourth for the Blues, who captured championships as the Pali Blues in 2008, 2009 and 2013.
 
“At the end of the day, players win championships, and this is probably one of the best rosters I’ve ever had in my career,” Blues manager Charlie Naimo said. “Not just talent-wise, but the way they became a team. I’m going to miss the hell out of this group.”
 
Killion, who will be a senior at UCLA and has trained with the women’s national team, was named W-League Championship MVP.
 
Mele French, Caprice Dydasco, who also plays at UCLA, and Paige Nielsen also scored for the Blues. It was 4-0 before Katie Yensen scored for Washington in the 74th minute.

“We got some early goals and that really helped us to set the tone,” said Stengel, who tallied four goals in two games at the finals. “We all worked hard and played for each other and were very unselfish, especially going forward. We had a lot of different people scoring, so that definitely helps”
 
-- The Ottawa Fury outlasted the Charlotte Lady Eagles 4-1 on penalty kicks to take third place after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
 
AWARDS. French was named the W-League MVP. She scored eight goals and eight assists from her midfield spot to finish second in points as the Blues posted their fourth undefeated regular season in seven years. She has won four championships in her five W-League seasons.

Other honors went to:

Coach of the Year - Daniel Clitnovici, Colorado Pride
Defender of the Year - Amanda Naeher, Charlotte Lady Eagles
Rookie of the Year - Chloe Logarzo, Colorado Pride
Goalkeeper of the Year - Genevieve Richard, Laval Comets


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