Late Goal Ends Charge Season
Washington Advances to the WUSA Finals
Saturday, August 17, 2002
By Greg Wiley
Philadelphia Charge Correspondent
Monica Gerardo scored in the 80th minute as Washington defeated the Philadelphia Charge 1-0 on Saturday in the WUSA semifinal round. Washington will next face the winner of the Carolina-Atlanta game in Founders Cup II next Saturday in Atlanta. Marinette Pichon and Mandy Clemens combined for nine shots but could not put one past Freedom goalkeeper Siri Mullinix, as Philadelphia fell in the semifinals for the second-straight year.
Was: Monica Gerardo 1 (Jacqui Little 1 and Pu Wei 1) 80'
PHILADELPHIA CHARGE - Melissa Moore, Heather Mitts, Erica Iverson, Jen Tietjen (Mary-Frances Monroe 88), Jenny Benson, Mandy Clemens, Zhao Lihong, Liu Ailing, Lorrie Fair, Kerry Conners (Stacey Tullock 66) and Marinette Pichon.
TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Clemens 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Clemens 2); FOULS: 9 (Pichon 3); OFFSIDE: 1 (Pichon 1); CORNER KICKS: 10 (Benson 7); SAVES: 3 (Moore 3); CAUTIONS: (Zhao Lihong 60); EJECTIONS: none.
WASHINGOTON FREEDOM - Siri Mullinix, Emmy Barr, Carrie Moore, Jen Grubb, Skylar Little, Ann Cook (Monica Gerardo 59), Anne Makinen (Mia Hamm 45), Pu Wei, Steffi Jones, Bai Jie (Jacqui Little 66) and Abby Wambach.
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Hamm 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (4 players with 1); FOULS: 11 (Abby Wambach 6); OFFSIDE: 2 (Bai Jie 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Pu Wei 2, Mia Hamm 2); SAVES: 5 (Mullinix 5) CAUTIONS: (Wambach 53); EJECTIONS: none.
Referee: Sandra Hunt
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