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Event Spotlight:
Charge Win Exhibition Match
Charge Defeat Team of College All-Stars; National Teams Come Calling

Monday, April 14, 2003

By Greg Wiley
Philadelphia Charge Correspondent

Philadelphia Charge Weekly Update
News & Notes

Previous Result
Date Opponent Site Result
Sun., April 13 College All-Stars J. Birney Crum Stadium W, 3-0 (exhibition)
Upcoming Game
Date Opponent Site Time
Sat., April 26 Boston Breakers Nickerson Field 7 p.m. (ET)

Exhibition Recap
Lorrie Fair led the way for the Charge on Sunday registering an assist and a goal in the team's 3-0 win over a group of college All-Stars. Fair and Anne Makinen both tallied a goal before the half, giving the Charge a 2-0 lead at the break. Kelly Smith scored midway through the second half to give the Charge the 3-0 win.

Melissa Moore and Janel Schilling split time in net, combining for the shutout.

Game Preview
The Charge will not have a game this coming week, but will take the field again on Saturday, April 26 when they travel to Boston to take on the Breakers at Nickerson Field starting at 7 p.m.

National Team Duties
Lorrie Fair has been called up for the U.S. National team's match against Nigeria at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on April 26. Fair will miss the Charge's second game of the season at Boston scheduled for the same day. Anne Makinen will join her Finnish national team on April 17 for a friendly match against the Czech Republic on April 19. Pavlina Scasna, a member of the Czech Republic national team, will stay on with the Charge instead of participating in the friendly next week.

Other News & Notes
The Charge will have two weeks off before their next game on April 26 at Boston, marking the first regular season contest for Breakers' head coach Pia Sundhage against her former club. Sundhage served as an assistant coach for the Charge from 2001-02 ... The Charge have not scored a goal in a regular season game in 265 minutes dating back to last season and including the playoffs ... Marinette Pichon has gone three regular season games without a goal dating back to last season. That ties the longest dry spell of her WUSA career ...GK Hope Solo remains on the injured list with a herniated disc in her lower back. Her availability for the game against Boston is uncertain.

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