Columbus Eagles FC and head coach Matt Ogden have announced a 20-woman roster for Sunday’s preseason opener against Ohio Dominican University. The match starts Sunday at 3 p.m. at ODU, and tickets are on sale now for $10. The match is included in Eagles’ season memberships, which are on sale now starting at $40.
Two of the Eagles’ three 2018 All-WPSL selections – midfielder Ashley Gogolin and defender Megan Minnix – are in the matchday squad. The roster also features former WPSL All Stars Kelly DeNiro and Lisa Nouanesengsy.
Here’s the full matchday roster:
Goalkeepers: Abby Weller (Delaware, Ohio), Kassandra Young (Lakeville, Minn.), Andrea Vera (Quito, Ecuador)
Defenders: Megan Minnix (Columbus, Ohio), Kate Prewitt (Pickerington, Ohio), Monique Hanayik (Sidney, Ohio), Brooklyn Pritt (Scott Depot, W.Va.), Ellen Weikert (Westerville, Ohio), Lauren Juttner (Lewis Center, Ohio)
Midfielders: Lisa Nouanesengsy (Huber Heights, Ohio), Micaela Powers (Beavercreek, Ohio), Ashley Gogolin (Gahanna, Ohio), Kelly DeNiro (Columbus, Ohio), Summer Bourcier (Mansfield, Ohio), Macy Torres (Fairfield, Ohio), Rachel Bender (Massillon, Ohio)
Forwards: Dani Gunderson (Newport News, Va.), Natalie Horner (Upper Arlington, Ohio), Amberly Knox (Pataskala, Ohio), Deja Edwards (Westerville, Ohio)
The match is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Dominican University’s Panther Stadium (1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219). Parking at the venue is free. Tickets are on sale online and at the gate for $10. Kids 6 years old and younger get into the match for free.
The Eagles beat ODU in last year’s exhibition match between the teams. Amber Kern’s second-half penalty proved to be the winner in a 2-1 Eagles victory. Rachel MacLeod also scored in that match last April.
You can watch the match live on the club’s website here. Note: The Eagles will be testing a new broadcast software at the match, so the stream may be unpredictable, and there will be no commentary.
The Eagles will have a limited number of its 2019 matchday kits on sale at the event. Columbus rolled out new jerseys this week to much fanfare.
After ODU, the Eagles play a home match against Ohio University on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Otterbein University. Tickets are on sale for that match here.