Over the weekend, the ninth round of the Westfield W-League took place with the Pride showing out in emphatic fashion. Following this weekend’s results, three members of the Orlando Pride were named to the W-League Team of the Round in Melbourne City’s Emily van Egmond and Claire Emslie, as well as Brisbane’s Carson Pickett.
Van Egmond and Emslie were a part of a 4-0 victory over Canberra United, each finding the back of the net in the match. The finishes served as the first for Emslie in the W-League and the fourth for van Egmond in 2020. Pickett and the Roar also earned a 4-0 win on the weekend, with the defender responsible for four chances created against Western Sydney.
Thursday, January 9th:
Melbourne City 4, Canberra United 0
The ninth round of the W-League kicked off on Thursday with Melbourne City earning their seventh consecutive victory in a resounding 4-0 win at home. Orlando Pride midfielder Emily van Egmond and forward Claire Emslie both got on the score sheet in the match for City, with Emslie converting from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute for her first W-League finish. Van Egmond added the final goal of the match in the 76th minute off a volley from the edge of the area, her fourth goal of the 2020 campaign. Both Emslie and van Egmond, along with Canberra United and Orlando Pride forward Camila, each played the entirety of the match.
Sunday, January 12:
Brisbane Roar 4, Western Sydney Wanderers 0
Brisbane Roar earned a 4-0 road victory on Sunday afternoon, handing the Wanderers their first loss of the W-League season. All four of the Roar’s finishes came in the second half of play, with Allira Toby responsible for the first and last finishes of the day in the 50th and 70th minutes respectively. Portland Thorns forward Hayley Raso doubled Brisbane’s lead in the 60th minute, with Leah Davidson adding another in the 68th. Orlando Pride defender Carson Pickett played the entirety of the match for Brisbane, earning her first Team of the Week honor this season with the second-most touches for the Roar, while dropping in seven crosses and creating four chances in the match.
Monday, January 13:
Sydney FC 4, Canberra United 0
In a rescheduled match from last week’s postponed contest featuring Sydney FC and Canberra United, the Sky Blues came away with a 4-0 victory on the road. Sydney scored two goals on both sides of the break, with Remy Siemsen opening the scoring in the 18th minute followed by Houston Dash forward Veronica Latsko in the 33rd. After halftime, Chloe Logarzo would net another for the road side in the 49th, with Dash midfielder Sofia Huerta closing out the scoring in the match in the 83rd minute. The Pride’s Alanna Kennedy played the entirety of the match for Sydney, leading the side with 56 passes.
Other W-League Results
Friday, January 10:
Newcastle Jets vs. Adelaide United - POSTPONED
Friday’s match set to feature the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United was postponed due to the forecast of a combination of hazardous air quality and high temperatures in the Hunter region. It has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 1 at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Round 10 Fixtures:
Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar (Thurs. Jan. 16, 3:30 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Melbourne City vs. Newcastle Jets (Sat. Jan 18, 1 a.m. ET)
Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Victory (Sat. Jan. 18, 3:30 a.m. ET)
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Perth Glory (Sun. Jan 19, 12 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Canberra United: Bye