Lili Andino scored in the 51st minute to lead the San Diego WFC SeaLions to a 1-0 first-round playoff victory over Albuquerque FC at Cathedral Catholic's Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The first 50 minutes of the match were uneventful, but when Andino (1-0=2) took a pass from Leigh Ann Brown (0-1=1) and slotted it past the AFC goalkeeper, San Diego WFC had all that they would need. The SeaLions used two goalkeepers to record the clean sheet. Rachel Sadowski, who anchored the defense with her solid effort, was named the Player of the Match.
The SeaLions advance to the second round of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) postseason and will face Northwest Champions and defending WPSL Champions, Seattle Sounders Women. While tournament host, Coastal Conference Champions, FC Golden State, will face Pac-North Champions, California Storm.
Saturday, July 13th @ 11:00am
vs. Seattle Sounders Women - Northwest Champions
at Rio Hondo College - Whittier, CA
WPSL Western Regionals
Hosted by FC Golden State
Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
3600 Workman Mill Rd,
Whittier, CA 90601
Semi-Final #1 - Saturday, July 13 - 9:00am
California Storm (Pac-North Champions) v. FC Golden State (Coastal Champions)
Semi-Final #2 - Saturday, July 13 - 11:00am
San Diego SeaLions v. Seattle Sounders Women (Northwest Champions)
Finals - Sunday, July 14 - 1:00pm
Semi-Final #1 Winner vs. Semi-Final #2 Winner