Game Report: Birmingham Legion WFC 4-0 South Carolina United
A romp in the rain
Before the men were up yesterday evening, the ladies had their turn on the Protective Stadium turf, facing off against South Carolina United of Columbia. The rain (mostly) stayed away while play was on, thankfully, and Legion WFC was able to get perfect revenge for a 0-4 loss earlier in the season.
Legion WFC was missing a couple of star players, notably Mackenzie Titus in goal, after recalls by college teams. That didn’t stop them though as they thoroughly dominated the visitors start to finish. The scoring was opened by left back Georgia Cousins after 23 minutes, but it wasn’t until the 15 minutes into the second half that the team really exploded. Jasmine Greene got a brace in the 60th and 65th minutes, wrapped around another from Ashlyn Serepca in the 63rd.
The win was easily Legion WFC’s best result to date, with 3 games remaining in the season. Two of those will be at home, and played at Spain Park High School over the next week. First up will be North Alabama SC on Saturday at 3:30pm, followed by Tennessee SC next Tuesday at 7:00pm. The team then wraps up the regular season in the return game with North Alabama a week from Saturday at 5:30pm (Sparkman High School in Huntsville).
Legion WFC currently sits in 3rd in the South Central Division behind the Chattanooga Red Wolves and Tennessee SC, but only trail Tennessee on tiebreakers. North Alabama are dead last with a record of 1-6 and a negative goal differential of 28. The Legion therefore is in a decent position to potentially get to second in the division. They can’t catch Chattanooga though, and Tennessee has a game in hand, so the end of the season will be a close-run thing. A berth in the playoffs will be tough to achieve, unfortunately. There are 6 wild card spots up for grabs. Those are based on points per game, but there are currently 9 teams not leading their divisions who have a PPG over 2.00 and the best Legion can end up with is 1.92.