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Philadelphia Independence 6-0 magicJack: A historic thumping

This was one to forget for magicJack. Philadelphia put a team record six goals on the board in a 6-0 beat-down of the WPS’ most intriguing team at Widener University outside of Philadelphia on Saturday night. Danesha Adams scored twice and Veronica Boquete added a goal and two assists to lead Philadelphia to the triumphant victory. With the win, the Independence (4-2-3, 15 pts.) leap-frog magicJack into second place, just five points behind the idle Western New York Flash.

Philadelphia’s onslaught marked just the second time in league history that a team scored six goals in a game, the first of which came on August 28, 2010 when FC Gold Pride throttled the Atlanta Beat 6-1 at KSU Soccer Stadium. Philadelphia’s win over magicJack marks the largest margin of victory by any team in WPS history.

Adams has now scored three goals in the last two games after notching the game-winner in the 90th minute of last week’s shocking 1-0 victory over the Western New York Flash, which handed the Flash its first loss of the season. Boquete also tallied her first points of the season in just her third match.

Tasha Kai, Lianne Sanderson and Holmfridur Magnusdottir had the other goals for Philadelphia and rookie midfielder Sinead Farrelly added two assists. Of note for magicJack was third string goalkeeper Brett Marron – starting in the World Cup absence of both Hope Solo and Jillian Loyden – was sent off with a straight red card in second half stoppage time. Shannon Myers – who spent 2010 on Sky Blue FC’s roster before working for magicJack and then getting signed to play for the team – will likely start in goal next week in the rematch against Philadelphia (Saturday, 5 p.m. at Widener University) in the make-up game from the April 16 wash-out.

Box Score:

Philadelphia Independence (4-2-3) vs. magicJack (5-3-0)
Saturday, June 18, 2011 — Leslie C. Quick Stadium

Team                    1                    2                    F
PHI:                    2                    4                    6
MJ:                    0                    0                    0

PHI: Danesha Adams 2 (Veronica Boquete) 14′
PHI: Tasha Kai 3 (Sinead Farrelly) 31′
PHI: Danesha Adams 3 (Unassisted) 67′
PHI: Lianne Sanderson 2 (Unassisted) 72′
PHI: Veronica Boquete 1 (Sinead Farrelly) 79′
PHI: Holmfridur Magnusdottir 1 (Veronica Boquete) 90+

PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENCE — Val Henderson, Leigh Ann Robinson, Nikki Krzysik, Kia McNeill, Estelle Johnson, Jen Buczkowski, Tina DiMartino (Holmfridur Magnusdottir, 82′), Sinead Farrelly, Veronica Boquete, Tasha Kai (Lianne Sanderson, 66′), Danesha Adams (Laura del Rio, 78′)

Substitutes Not Used: Joanna Lohman, Allison Falk, Gina DiMartino, Robyn Jones, Lauren Barnes, Lauren Fowlkes

MAGICJACK — Brett Maron, Marian Dalmy, Tina Ellertson (Rebecca Moros, 76′), Johanna Rasmussen (Omolyn Davis, 46′), Sarah Huffman, Amanda DaCosta, Lydia Vandenbergh, Nikki Washington, Christen Press (Nikki Marshall, 33′), Meghan Schnur, Ella Masar

Substitutes Not Used: Shannon Myers


PHI       MJ

Shots                           13         4
Shots on Goal          10         2
Fouls                            0           1
Offsides                       5           2
Corner Kicks            0           0
Saves                           2           4

PHI: Tasha Kai (Caution) 27′
MJ: Tina Ellertson (Caution) 38′
PHI: Val Henderson (Caution) 71′
MJ: Brett Maron (Ejection) 90+

Referee: Ted Unkel
Referee Assistants: Mark Buda, Ross Kleinstuber
4th Official: Darth Newman


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