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Beadling SC comes back to defeat Corktown WFC, 3-2, in WPSL opener

Beadling comes from behind to beat Corkdown, 3-2, in WPSL opener

Beadling Soccer Club’s women’s team opened play in Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) play with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win against visiting Corktown WFC, on Saturday afternoon at Ringgold High School.

Leading the way for Beadling, Katelynn Kauffman (Norwin / Florida Gulf Coast Univ), Sara Felder (Greensburg CC / Youngstown St) and Justine Appolonia (Yough /Youngstown St) each scored in a back-and-forth match.

Beadling trailed 1-0, and 2-1, as Corktown’s Ashtyn Lange and Anna Repert put the guests from Michigan into the lead, but the hosts came storming back as Felder equalized before the end of the first half, then Appolonia had the only goal of the second half.

Part of the team for the past three seasons in WPSL, and back home from attending and playing at Auburn University (AL), Sammie Brown (Morgantown HS) was impressed, but not surprised by her team’s performance on Saturday.

“I was very proud how quickly we came together as a team, to come from behind and win the game,” Brown shared with Pittsburgh Soccer Now after the match.

“Being able to come back, and beat a team like Corktown was a good start to the season, and makes me excited for what’s to come.”

Beadling (1-0-0) will remain at home through the bulk of the early season schedule as they continue to face competition from the WPSL’s Great Lakes Conference as they return to action next Saturday, when they take on Greater Toledo Futbol Club (scheduled for 2 pm at Southpointe Fieldhouse).



John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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