TUCSON, Ariz. — The FC Tucson Women opened up their 2017 Women’s Premier Soccer League season on the road this past weekend, heading to Southern California to take on FC Pacific and Strikers FC.
After finishing third in the PacSouth division in 2016, head coach Amy Garelick will be looking to make a playoff push this summer.
The girls opened the campaign with three points, earning a 2-1 opening win against FC Pacific behind goals from Brooke Webster and Hannah Wong.
After falling behind 1-0 in the 12th minute off a Pacific counterattack, the side settled down and switched to a 4-4-2 formation.
In the 37th minute, they were awarded with the equalizer as Webster got on the end of a Caylee Carter corner kick to head it away and make it 1-1.
Hannah Wong provided the winner shortly after the restart, putting away a ball from Hannah Leitner to earn the three points.
Sunday provided a new test, and the girls ultimately fell on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against Strikers FC.
Strikers took the lead in the 18th minute, and would double their total midway through the second half. Sarah Adams provided a consolation goal for Tucson late on, who will now return to Kino for their home opener.
Watch the women take the pitch for the first time at home this Friday, June 9th at 7:30 p.m. against PacSouth Division rivals San Diego Sealions.