FC Tucson Women improve in conference play to 3-0 with a big win in Las Vegas

(Tucson FC Women Photo)

FC Tucson Women took over the Desert Conference of the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Atomic City FC from Las Vegas. Tucson improved to 3-0 while Las Vegas fell to 2-1.

Tucson travels to Arizona FC on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. (2-2). The game takes place at Campo Verde High School. FC Tucson Women defeated FC Arizona 2-0 on June 9.

In the game, Erin Craig scored on an offer from Easy Duarte in the 17th minute and Bailey Jordan Craig shot in the 48th into the net. Las Vegas cut the lead in half in the 56th minute, but consecutive goals in the 65th (Duarte) and 67th (Bailey) put the game out of reach and a final goal in the 90th (Craig) minute made it 5-1 Kickback of Giselle Mata.

An expansion team, Atomic City FC, visits Tucson on June 25th at 7pm at the North Stadium Cinema. Ticket INFO.

The WPSL will have no playoffs this year due to ongoing pandemic travel problems, so each conference will crown a champion. Tucson Women FC won the Pac South Conference Championship under their former head coach in 2018 Amy Garelick. Former player and current head coach Kelly Pierce was named West Region Pac South Conference Desert Division Coach of the Year the following summer, and the program received its second Franchise of the Year award. There was no season in 2020.



Can not stop. Will not stop.
Made it roll in Vegas. #fuerzatucson I #shestartsintucson pic.twitter.com/7sTDPXQ9NG

– FC Tucson Women (@fctucsonwomen) June 13, 2021


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