Detroit City FC (UWS2) vs Corktown AFC

June 14, 2021
UWS2 2021 Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 2, Corktown AFC 2
Cork: Alexa Sabbagh (Lauren Bos) 28′
DCFC:  Hannah Becker 47′
Cork:  Alexa Sabbagh (PK) 78′
DCFC:  Brooke Honeycutt 87′

The Women’s Reserve team came into their Keyworth opener with two wins in two matches.  Two days earlier, the Women’s First team lost to Corktown AFC 2-1.  It was a sunny and humid early evening kick-off for this Monday contest.

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The Corktown AFC team was able to find the right kit for this match.

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DETROIT CITY FC
Starting XI

Gabby Schriver – GK
Natalie Graff – D
Gabby Tremonti – D
Brooke Honeycutt – D
Julia Stancato – D
Hannah Becker – M
Megan Miles – M
Katie Coleman – F
Caroline Fleming – F
Kayla Addison – F
Brooke Sleeva – F

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Unlike the City-Corktown First Teams’ clash, it was Corktown who dominated the possession and control.  In the first three minutes, Corktown had two shots on frame that keeper Gabby Schriver had to save.  And she was heroic in a 20th minute breakaway save.  Corktown found the back of City’s net in the 28th minute when Lauren Bos made a long run from the midfield stripe into the City zone, then sent the ball between defenders and into the path of Alexa Sabbagh who buried it into the far corner of the net.

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City marched onto the pitch down one-nil after the halftime break with purpose.

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Two minutes in, Hannah Becker beat Corktown keeper Kayla Shuk, who subbed in for Emma Martin, with a blast from just outside the box that sailed in just below the cross bar.  Match tied. Game on.

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In the 77th minute, Gabby Schriver took down Alexa Sabbagh in the box.  Sabbagh capitalized on the penalty kick, giving Corktown a 2-1 lead.

But like the supporters, City didn’t let down.

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With the clock ticking closer to the ninety-minute mark, Brooke Honeycutt equalized with another blast from outside the box.  It sailed just under the crossbar leaving Kayla Shuk a view of its destiny.

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Player of the Match:  Brooke Honeycutt.

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In three days, the Women’s Reserve team would take its unbeaten record to Brighton to play Michigan Legends II.

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