This weekend in the 10th round of the Westfield W-League, four members of the Orlando Pride took the field, going unbeaten on the weekend. Pride defender Alanna Kennedy and Sydney FC took on Orlando teammate Carson Pickett and the Brisbane Roar to open the round on Thursday in a match that resulted in a scoreless draw.
Also in action representing were midfielder Emily van Egmond and forward Claire Emslie. Finding the back of the net for the second week in a row, van Egmond earned herself a spot on the W-League Team of the Round, now having received such honor in back-to-back weeks.
Thursday, January 16th:
Sydney FC 0, Brisbane Roar 0
The 10th round of the W-League opened up on Thursday with a scoreless draw between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar. Pride defenders Alanna Kennedy and Carson Pickett each played the entirety of the match for their respective sides, both serving as the passing leaders for their team in the contest. Kennedy led the Sky Blues with 65 passes, while Pickett registered 75 passes for the Roar.
Saturday, January 18th:
Melbourne City 2, Newcastle Jets 0
On Saturday, Melbourne City extended their unbeaten run to nine matches with a 2-0 home victory over the Newcastle Jets. Emily van Egmond got on the score sheet for the second week in a row, scoring the final goal of the afternoon for her fifth finish of the season. The Matildas’ midfielder logged 80 minutes in the match, with Claire Emslie playing the entirety of the contest for City. In van Egmond’s 80 minutes on the field, she produced 103 touches and 87 passes, in addition to creating three goal-scoring chances to earn Team of the Week honors.
Other W-League Results
Saturday, January 18:
Melbourne Victory 3, Adelaide United 0
NWSL Players Rostered - Melbourne Victory: Emily Menges (Portland Thorns), Haley Hanson (Houston Dash), Darian Jenkins (Reign FC); Adelaide United: Amber Brooks (Houston Dash), Mallory Weber (Utah Royals FC)
Sunday, January 19:
Western Sydney Wanderers 3, Perth Glory 1
NWSL Players Rostered - Western Sydney Wanderers: Abby Smith (Utah Royals FC), Sam Staab (Washington Spirit), Amy Harrison (Washington Spirit), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage); Perth Glory: Celia Jiménez (Reign FC), Morgan Andrews (Reign FC), Ari Romero (Houston Dash), Crystal Thomas (Washington Spirit)
Round 11 Fixtures:
Newcastle Jets vs. Perth Glory (Thurs. Jan. 23, 3:30 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Adelaide United vs. Western Sydney Wanderers (Sat. Jan 25, 3:30 a.m. ET)
Melbourne Victory vs. Canberra United (Sun. Jan. 26, 12 a.m. ET / WATCH)
Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City: Bye