BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Former WKU Soccer star Mallory Outerbridge helped lead the Ottawa Fury to the first USL W-League Championship in the team's history on Sunday as the Fury defeated the Pali Blues, 2-1.
The 2012 W-League Championship, presented by Umbro, brought together conference champions from the W-League for a three-day event at the Algonquin College Soccer Complex in Ottawa, Canada. The semifinals and finals featured some of the top amateur, international and professional players. The W-League is the longest-standing women's league in North America and the highest level of women's soccer in the United States and Canada.
The Fury trailed 1-0 in the final minutes before a late goal in the 90th minute forced extra time and eventually the penalty kicks.
On Friday, the Fury defeated previously unbeaten D.C. United 1-0.
Outerbridge, the Lady Toppers all-time leader in points and goals lead the 2011 team with 14 goals and 31 points on her way to becoming a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection. Outerbridge's 14 goals in 2011 tied the WKU single-season record for goals scored set in 2003 by Jenna Silverberg. During her four year career, Outerbridge tallied 39 goals and 91 points.
The 2012 edition of the WKU Lady Toppers will take the field for a pair of exhibition matches at Tennessee-Martin (Aug. 10) and Memphis (Aug. 12) before returning home for their regular season opener on Aug. 17 against Evansville at 6:00pm at the WKU Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Ky.
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