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Pensacola FC, LA Galaxy OC win WPSL, UWS, respectively

Pensacola FC 4, Utah Royals FC Reserves 3 (A.E.T.)

Pensacola FC completed an unbeaten season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League with a 4-3 extra-time victory over Utah Royals FC Reserves on Sunday at Neal Patterson Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Briana Morris scored the game-winning goal in the second period of extra time after the two teams played to a 3-3 draw through regulation.

Pensacola, the South Region champions, defeated Seattle Sounders Women in Friday’s semifinal. Utah, the Central Region champions, defeated Motor City FC in penalty kicks in Friday’s other semifinal.

Pensacola’s Uchenna Kanu — who played for Nigeria at the World Cup last month — was named the most outstanding player of the championship tournament

LA Galaxy OC 1, Calgary Foothills WFC 0

Stanford star Catarina Macario scored in the 72nd minute to lift LA Galaxy OC to a 1-0 victory over championship hosts Calgary Foothills WFC on Sunday at Mount Royal University in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) Championship.

LA, which dons the Galaxy name and plays out of Orange County, defeated Indiana Union in Saturday’s semifinal. Calgary defeated Lancaster Inferno in the other semifinal on Saturday.

Both WPSL and UWS are amateur leagues which fall below the National Women’s Soccer League in the pyramid.


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