Moore Earns MET-Rx WUSA Player of the Week Honors
Goalkeeper Poast Two Shutouts for First Career Honor
Monday, June 16, 2003
By Greg Wiley
Philadelphia Charge Correspondent
Philadelphia Charge goalkeeper Melissa Moore was named the MET-Rx Player of the Week on Monday for efforts during the week ending June 15 in the Women's United Soccer Association. Moore finished with 22 points, garnering 10 first-place and two second-place votes. She outdistanced second-place finisher Christie Welsh of New York by three points.
Moore recorded consecutive shutouts during the week, blanking New York on Wednesday night in a 0-0 draw and San Diego on Saturday in a 2-0 win. This is the first time Moore has received Player of the Week honors in her three-year career. She is also the first Philadelphia player this season to earn the award.
A 2002 finalist for the league's Goalkeeper of the Year award, Moore has made 13 saves in her last three games, allowing only one goal along the way. That tally came on a penalty kick in the 20th minute against the San Diego Spirit on Saturday, June 7 at Torero Stadium.
In her last four games, Moore has allowed only three goals and has posted a 2-0-2 mark. She currently has a 249-minute scoreless streak intact.
Also receiving player of the week recognition this week were: Birgit Prinz, Carolina (7-2=16); Kristin Luckenbill, Carolina (3-6=12); Melanie Wilson, Atlanta (1-1=3); Margaret Tietjen, New York (1-0=2) and Marinette Pichon, Philadelphia (0-1=1).
The Charge are off until Sunday, June 22 when they travel to Atlanta to face the Beat at 4 p.m. (ET). The game will be televised live on CN8. Philadelphia returns home on Saturday, June 28 when it faces the Boston Breakers at 4 p.m. (ET). The first 3,000 fans 14 & under to the game will receive a Heather Mitts poster courtesy of Alpha Graphics. For Charge ticket information call 215-467-GOAL or log on to PhiladelphiaCharge.com for up-to-date information on the team.
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