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United Women Secure Draw Against Detroit Sun

WRITTEN BY: Hannah Holliday
PUBLISHED ON: June 24, 2018

By: Viccki Bell

EAST LANSING Mich.- The Lansing United Woman remain undefeated after a hard-fought battle against the Detroit Sun that ended in a 4-4 tie.

The United Woman got on the board early in the 14after Detroit committed a foul in the box on the Hoops Madison Costner, resulting in a free kick goal by Riko Sagara, her second goal of the season.

Not long after, the Detroit Sun tied it up in the 20’ on a goal from Rachel Deluca, assisted by Tori Singstock.

In the 24’ Detroit Sun’s Assistant Coach David Hebestreit was ejected from the game after receiving a yellow card, immediately followed by a red card for “Irresponsible behavior” during a dispute over an offside call.

Lansing United retook the lead in the 37’ after a cross from Costner to Anna Stintson for her second goal of the season.

A few minutes later, United added another goal in the 41’ after a shot by Aubrey Schierbeck bounced off the keeper and into the net. The goal was assisted yet again by the LAFCU Woman of the match Costner, her third of the game.

“I really focused on getting by the defender and trying to play a good ball for my teammates to finish,” Costner said.

The first half came to a close after a great save by Lansing United Goal keeper Grace Kraft in the 47’.

Detroit came out aggressive in the second half, tightening the score on a goal from Justin Lynne in the 49’.

In the 75’ the Sun tied the game up after an unassisted goal by Deluca, her second of the game.

“Credit to the Detroit Sun, I think in the first 25 minutes of the second half they probably figured some things out, we were on our heels a little bit,” Lansing United Head Coach Jason Christ said.

A yellow card was issued to Lansing United’s Olivia Trombley in the 81’ after committing a foul inside the box. Detroit’s Deluca put the free kick in the back of the net, earning herself a hat trick and giving Detroit the 4-3 lead.

In desperation mode, the United Women came back to tie the game in the 89’ after an unassisted goal by Lexi Pelafas, her fifth goal of the season and third goal scored within the last five minutes of the game.

“I just came in and tried to run my hardest out there and come in with some energy to finish out the game. It ended in a tie, but we played until the end and sometimes that happens,” Pelafas said.

The United Women look to remain unbeaten when Grand Rapids FC comes to Archer Stadium Friday, June 29thfor a 7:00p.m. kickoff.