FEMALE ATHLETES RULE THE DAY IN MARYLAND

May 11, 2008 |

In the midst of Lacrosse madness today Maryland/DC hosted two very important events for our young athletes. First in Bowie the USA Women’s National Softball Team played an exhibition vs the Washington Glory and won 2-0 with a record attendance of over 8,000 fans. Meanwhile in DC at RFK stadium the USA Women’s Soccer team played Team Canada and crushed them 6-0. Natasha Kai had a hat trick for the USA Women’s team. I was going to attend both events but I found out about the softball game too late to get tickets. I did attend the US soccer match with my daughter who is 13 and her friend who is 14 and both play girls soccer for me. It was great to actually have them see female athletes perform at such a high level instead of having to see the male dominated sports like football, baseball, etc., that we have access too in our area. THE US team plays the game at such a high level in both sports and are recognized as premier teams in both sports. What a pleasure to watch these athletes and t to be able to share it with my daughter. It was a night I’ll remember for a long time. I only hope that many of you took advantage of the opportunity presented today. Unfortunately it’s too rare in our modern day world that our female athletes have a chance to view their role models so close to home.

USA Women’s Soccer Box score

USA – Lindsey Tarpley (Abby Wambach) 23rd minute.
USA – Natasha Kai (Carli Lloyd) 54.
USA – Natasha Kai (Heather Mitts) 60.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach) 63.
USA – Natasha Kai (Abby Wambach) 75. USA – Leslie Osborne (Amy Rodriguez) 87.

USA Softball Box score

United States 2 (31-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Lowe, Caitlin cf………  3  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Watley, Natasha ss…….  3  0  2  1   0  0  1  2   0
Mendoza, Jessica lf……  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Bustos, Crystl dp……..  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Kretschman, Kelly rf…..  1  0  0  0   2  0  0  0   1
Duran, Andrea 3b………  2  0  0  1   1  0  1  0   0
Nuveman, Stacey c……..  3  0  0  0   0  0 13  1   4
Flowers, Tairia 1b…….  2  0  0  0   0  1  5  0   0
Lappin, Lauren 2b……..  2  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Abbott, Monica p………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Osterman, Cat p………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Finch, Jennie p………  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals………………. 22  2  4  2   3  4 21  4   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
—————————————–
Washington Glory…. 000 000 0 -  0  5  1
United States……. 000 002 X -  2  4  0
—————————————–

E – Jackson. LOB – Wash. Glory 5; USA 5. 2B – Larquier. SB – Kretschman. CS
- Moore; Lappin.

Washington Glory       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
———————————————–
Pauly, Sarah……..  5.0  2  0  0  1  3 16 17
Harre, Amy……….  1.0  2  2  0  2  1  6  8

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
———————————————–
Abbott, Monica……  2.0  0  0  0  0  5  6  6
Osterman, Cat…….  3.0  2  0  0  0  6 11 11
Finch, Jennie…….  2.0  3  0  0  0  2  9  9

Win – Finch (8-1).  Loss – Harre ().  Save – None.
WP – Osterman.

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