First win of the early 2012 WPSL-Elite season
(Egg Harbor, NJ; May 27, 2012):
The Chesapeake Charge travelled towards Atlantic City and earned their first victory in the 2012 Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Elite League season on Sunday, May 27, against Philadelphia Fever. Forward Alexis Prior-Brown, Forward Alexandra Brandt, and Defender Jessica Hnatiuk were key figures in the win.
Early in the first half, Alex Brandt scored from a pass by Jessica Hnatiuk to take an early 1-0. Philadelphia equalized off a penalty kick shortly after. With 15 remaining in the first half, another great ball from Hnatiuk sent cleanly to Alexis Prior-Brown led to the second goal of the night for a 2-1 lead. As the half drew down, Prior-Brown scored again after peppering the Philadelphia goal with stikes that rattled the cross-bar. Charge carried a 3-1 lead into the half.
In the second half, Charge pressured further, but a determined Philadelphia Fever fought back with another score bringing the game to 3-2. The second half closed with a first of the season win for Coach Oni and the Charge.