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United Routs Detroit Sun 4-0, Remain Undefeated

WRITTEN BY: Jeremy Sampson
PUBLISHED ON: June 16, 2019

By Joshua Chung

LANSING, Mich. – Even though it was another cloudy and chilly afternoon at the East Lansing Soccer Complex, Father’s Day Sunday did not disappoint for Lansing United as they defeat Detroit Sun, 4-0 and remain undefeated at 7-0.

 

Lansing came out on fire in the first half with its first goal coming in the third minute, as Detroit tried to clear the play from a corner kick, but ended up scrambling as Anna Stinson’s first goal of the season gave the hosts the lead.

 

Kaley Buck crossed a pass to Kasey Jamieson who beautifully headed the ball in to put United up 2-0 in the 11th minute.

 

In the 28th minute, United was on the break as Alexis Mitchell gave a soft touch pass to Buck and placed a perfect ball to the lower right part of the goal.

 

In the 35th minute, Stinson was alone near the box as she took a touch from Jamieson to set up the play, which forced the keeper to come out and allowed the shot to go up the middle for her second goal of the day.

 

Head coach Jason Crist said this was the team’s best 45 minutes in a first half they have had all season.

 

“To do it with a short bench, it’s a great thing,” said Crist. “The girls performed really well. Second half when you come out of halftime and you’re up four goals, it’s a challenge to maintain that mentality and keep going forward. Overall really happy with how they played.”

 

Detroit was held scoreless as United’s defense smothered every opportunity.

 

Stinson said the team really brought it together and agreed with Crist that this was the best 45 minute and first 15-minute half all season.

 

“It’s good to kind of start peaking from this point of the season and keep going off that mentality,” said Stinson. “I think we’re really excited to possibly lock first place up, I think that’s kind of been the goal all season. That’s step one and we’re hoping to go off from there.”

 

With the win, United takes the season series against Detroit. United remains at the top of the Midwest Conference in the UWS at 7-0-0.

 

United will continue its dominance and remain at home as they face Indiana Union this Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. This is a makeup matchup from a rained-out game from earlier this season.