NY Fury Weekly Release
June 19, 2012
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THIS WEEK: Saturday, June 23 road game at Boston Breakers, 6:00 pm
LAST WEEK:Meghan Lenczyk had a goal and an assist to give the New York Fury a 2-0 win over the ASA Chesapeake Charge at Old Mill High School Sunday.
The win was the second in a row for the Fury, who improve to 5-2-1, 16 pts. Michelle Betos made two saves to post her fifth shutout of the season, and second in a row, as the Fury held a 15-4 shots advantage.
The Fury took the lead in the 38th minute, on a goal by Jasmyne Spencer. Lenczyk knocked down a free kick by Sinead Farrelly and Spencer finished for her second goal of the season.
New York added an insurance tally in the 55th minute. Team scoring leader Merritt Mathias sent in a cross, and Lenczyk finished with a diving header.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: The Boston Breakers are one of three former Women's Professional Soccer franchises playing in the WPSL Elite. The Breakers had been among the high fliers in WPSL Elite this season, but on Monday had three points deducted from the standings and a forfeit called in what had been a 3-2 win over Western New York because of an ineligible player.
Katie Schoepfer has led the way for the Breakers, scoring eight goals so far this season, but three of those were in the wiped-out game against Western New York. She still leads the team with five. In their most recent outing, on June 10, the Breakers defeated the Philadelphia Fever 1-0 on a goal by Kyah Simon, her fourth of the season. They have a game on Wednesday, June 20, hosting cross-state rivals the New England Mutiny.
PLAYER PROFILE: Bay Shore, New York native Jasmyne Spencer scored her first goal for the New York Fury last weekend. A product of the Albertson Fury program, Spencer had a standout career at the University of Maryland, which she capped off in 2011 by starting 16 of 17 matches, scoring two goals and earning four assists, while being named a Soccer America Preseason All-American.
In 2010, she played 22 games and scored 10 goals while assisting on five and was an NSCAA Fourth Team All-American, NSCAA First Team All-Southeast Region, TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team of the Season, All-ACC First Team and Soccer America Preseason All-American. After playing in 23 games and logging 10 goals and five assists in her sophomore season, she was named NSCAA First Team All-Southeast Region, Soccer America MVP and All-ACC First Team. In her freshman year, she played 12 matches, starting five.
LONG ISLAND FURY: The Long Island Fury, the NY Fury's WPSL affiliate, is currently in training camp under the direction of head coach Phil Cassella. The team opens the WPSL season on Saturday at Aztec MA. The Fury are two time champions of the WPSL, capturing titles in 2006 and 2009 under the direction of Paul Riley. They also captured division titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
NEW YORK FURY ROSTER
|#||Player||Pos||Hometown||Previous Team (College)|
|00||Brittany Anghel||GK||Rockville Center, NY||Syracuse University|
|11||Jazmyne Avant||D||Coppell, Tex.||U of Florida|
|1||Michelle Betos||GK||Brooklyn, NY||Boston Breakers Reserves (U of Georgia)|
|12||Gina DiMartino||F||Massapequa, NY||Philadelphia Independence (Boston College)|
|5||Tina DiMartino||M||Massapequa, NY||Philadelphia Independence (UCLA)|
|17||Sinead Farrelly||M||Havertown, Pa.||Philadelphia Independence|
|7||Amanda Forrester||M||Las Vegas, Nv||UNLV|
|@ Tobin Heath||M||Basking Ridge, NJ||Atlanta Beat (North Carolina)|
|19||Krystina Iordanou||D||Upper Brookville, NY||Albertson Fury|
|18||Bianca Henninger||GK||Los Gatos, Calif||Santa Clara University|
|24||Estelle Johnson||D||Fort Collins, Colo.||Philadelphia Independence (U of Kansas)|
|15||Nikki Krzysik||D||Clifton, NJ||Philadelphia Independence (Notre Dame)|
|21||Meghan Lenczyk||F||McLean, Va||Atlanta Beat (U of Virginia)|
|10||Allie Long||M||Northport, NY||Paris St. Germain (U of North Carolina)|
|9||Merritt Mathias||F||Birmingham, Ala.||Texas A&M|
|16||Kia McNeill||D||Avon, Conn||Philadelphia Independence (Boston College)|
|7||LeighAnn Robinson||D||Poway, Calif||Philadelphia Independence (San Diego State)|
|14||Cari Roccaro||D||East Islip NY||Albertson Fury/LI Fury|
|2||Karin Simonian||M/F||Westbury, NY||U of Notre Dame/Albertson Fury|
|3||Jasmyne Spencer||F||Bay Shore, NY||Univ. of Maryland|
|13||Brittany Taylor||D||Campbell Hall, NY||Sky Blue FC (UConn.)|
|6||Kim Yokers||D||Seattle, Wash.||FC Gold Pride (U of California)|
|22||Claire Zimmeck||F||Fairfax, Va||Boston Breakers|
|Head Coach: Paul Riley|
|Assistant Coach: Skip Thorp|
|Strength & Conditioning Coach: Mike Demakis|
NEW YORK FURY GAME-BY GAME
|Sat May 12||@NE Mutiny||5-1 W||Merritt Mathias (7, 14, 42), Jasymyne Spence (14),
Meghan Lenczyk (74)
|Sat May 19||@WNY Flash||1-0 W||Brittany Taylor (54)|
|Wed May 23||Boston Breakers @ Hofstra Univ.||1-2 L||Merritt Mathias (66)|
|Thu May 31||Philadelphia Fever @ Hofstra Univ.||3-0 W||Kim Yokers (56, 70),
Gina DiMartino (80)
|Sun June 3||Western New York @ Hofstra Univ.||0-0 T|
|Fri June 8||@ Chicago Red Stars||2-1 L||Claire Zimmeck (85)|
|Sun June 10||@ FC Indiana||1-0 W||Merritt Mathias (21)|
|Sun June 17||@ ASA Chesapeake Charge||4:00 pm||2-0 W||Jasmyne Spencer (38), Meghan Lenczyk (55)|
|Sat June 23||@ Boston Breakers||6:00 pm|
|Thu June 28||ASA Chesapeake Charge @ Hofstra Univ.||7:00 pm|
|Saturday, July 3||N.E. Mutiny @ Hofstra University||7:00 pm|
|Sun July 15||@ Philadelphia Fever||7:30 pm|
|Thu July 19||FC Indiana @ Hofstra University||7:00 pm|
|Sun July 22||Chicago Red Stars @ Hofstra University||7:00 pm|
WPSL ELITE STANDINGS
As of June 19, 2012
|Points: Win= 3 points, Tie= 1 point, Loss= 0 points, Forfeit = -3 points
|Chicago Red Stars||7||6||1||0||16||4||12||18|
|Western New York Flash||8||5||1||2||13||3||12||17|
|New York Fury||8||5||2||1||14||5||9||16|
|New England Mutiny||7||3||3||1||13||19||-6||10|
|ASA Chesapeake Charge||7||1||5||1||6||19||-13||4|