Charge Play To Scoreless Tie In New York
Moore Makes Two Saves To End Road Trip 1-0-1
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
By Greg Wiley
Philadelphia Charge Correspondent
UNIONDALE, NY - Melissa Moore made two saves to help the Philadelphia Charge play to a 0-0 tie against the New York Power Wednesday night at Mitchel Field. The Charge (2-5-2, 8 pts) moved to 2-1-2 in their last five games, while New York (4-5-1, 13 pts) went to 1-2-1 in its last four.
The Charge were held scoreless for the third time this season, but did manage to get an important point on the road. Philadelphia ended a two-game road trip 1-0-1 for three points.
This ended the three-game season series between the Charge and Power, with each team posting 1-1-1 records. Philadelphia moved to 2-0-2 all-time in New York and 4-3-2 versus the Power overall.
The Charge will next face the San Diego Spirit on Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at Villanova Stadium to face the Spirit. The first 2,000 fans 14 & under to the game will receive a Jenny Benson bobble-leg doll courtesy of Nova Care. The game will also feature a Father's Day Extravaganza, which will include father-daughter pictures in the Fun Zone, special in-game promotions and much more. For ticket information call 215-467-GOAL.
Pichon had the first quality scoring chance for the Charge. In the fifth minute the forward collected a long pass at the top of the 18, cut inside two defenders and unleashed a shot that went over crossbar. Pichon later had another opportunity in the 35th minute, but her scissor-kick volley was saved by Power keeper Saskia Webber.
New York's best first-half chance came in the 31st minute when Tiffeny Milbrett touched the ball into the middle of the box to Tammy Pearman, who volleyed the ball over the net after Moore came out to contest the shot.
Milbrett is the all-time leading scorer against the Charge, registering seven goals for 14 points.
In the second half, the Charge's best scoring chance came in the 87th minute when substitute Trina Maso de Moya headed a cross right into the arms of Webber.
Webber, a former member of the Charge, finished with five saves.
Philadelphia was shutout 1-0 in the season opener and 2-0 on May 24. Both games were versus the San Jose CyberRays.
Philadelphia Charge -- Melissa Moore, Jenny Benson, Heather Mitts, Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo, Lorrie Fair, Stacey Tullock, Anne Makinen, Erin Misaki (Rachel Kruz, 46), Emily Burt, Melanie Hoffmann (Trina Maso de Moya, 68), Marinette Pichon.
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Marinette Pichon 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Marinette Pichon 3); FOULS: 7 (Melanie Hoffmann 2); OFFSIDES: 3 (3 tied with 1); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Lorrie Fair 6); SAVES: 2 (Melissa Moore 2)
New York Power -- Saskia Webber, Christie Pearce, Jaclyn Raveia, Cheryl Salisbury, Margaret Tietjen, Emily Janss (Lindsey Jones, 83), Justi Baumgardt (Heather Beem, 70), Shannon Boxx, Joanne Peters (Anita Rapp 56), Tammy Pearman (Christie Welsh 56), Tiffeny Milbrett.
TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Tiffeny Milbrett 2, Tammy Pearman 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Tiffeny Milbrett 2); FOULS: 7 (Margaret Tietjen 2); OFFSIDES: 6 (Tiffeny Milbrett 2, Tammy Pearman 2); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Emily Janss 4); SAVES: 5 (Saskia Webber 5)
Referee: Sandra Hunt
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