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05 / 25

United Falls in Home Opener

WRITTEN BY: Jeremy Sampson
PUBLISHED ON: May 25, 2021

By Ryan Grill

LANSING, Mich. – Sunday afternoon’s home opener ended in a 6-1 defeat for Lansing United as The Hoops weren’t able to contain the Detroit City FC attack. The result puts United at 0-3-0 and City at 2-0-0 to start the season.

City opened the scoring in the 8th minute as a through ball found forward Kenna White who dispatched a shot into the bottom corner.

United grew into the first half, controlling much of the ball and dictating play. Despite the pressure on City’s defense, The Hoops were unable to convert on any of their half chances. At halftime, City found themselves up 3-0.

For United, the second half was highlighted by a beautiful goal from forward Camryn Evans. The assist came from forward Anna Stinson who was able to pick out Evans running down the right flank. Evans finished with a shot across the City goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

Lansing goalkeeper Myia Danek made some fantastic saves, but City was able to add three more goals before the final whistle.

United coach Jason Crist said much of Lansing’s early season struggles have come as a result of a lack of healthy and available players.

“Mostly we just need our players to be available and to be healthy and that’s not where we are at right now,” Crist said. “Hopefully we can get a couple kids healthy and we can get the players that we need here to have a full bench.”

Captain Alexis Mitchell reiterated Crist’s point, but also added that the team hasn’t given up.

“It’s hard to build chemistry each game,” Mitchell said. “We are all in the same position and we will try and keep our eyes forward as we keep grinding.”

United will look to bounce back in their next match as they host Midwest United on Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for that match must be purchased online.  Fans can do so here.