It’s finally time! Columbus Eagles FC’s sixth WPSL starts Saturday night, and the club has announced its 18-woman roster for the match against AAFC Lumberjills. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from Al Ritt Stadium in Dexter, Mich., and you can watch the match live on the Eagles’ website here.
Saturday’s match is Matt Ogden’s first match as Eagles’ head coach, and is the first time Columbus will play at Ann Arbor in either club’s history. Last year, Rian Reid and Lisa Nouanesengsy scored a pair of second half goals to give Columbus a 2-0 win over the Lumberjills.
Ogden’s first matchday roster includes familiar names – Kelly DeNiro, Ashley Gogolin, Dani Gunderson, Hannah Sargent, Lisa Nouanesengsy, Summer Bourcier, Kate Prewitt, Monique Hanayik, and Megan Minnix – and some new names as well. Here’s the full matchday squad:
Goalkeepers: Hannah Sargent (Lewis Center, Ohio), Andrea Vera (Quito, Ecuador)
Defenders: Summer Bourcier (Mansfield, Ohio), Monique Hanayik (Sidney, Ohio), Megan Minnix (Columbus, Ohio), Kate Prewitt (Pickerington, Ohio), Brooklyn Pritt (Scott Depot, W.Va.) Olivia Sensky (Powell, Ohio)
Midfielders: Kelly DeNiro (Columbus, Ohio), Serina Dirrig (Powell, Ohio), Ashley Gogolin (Gahanna, Ohio), Gillian Losey (Hilliard, Ohio), Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio), Lisa Nouanesengsy (Huber Heights, Ohio),
Forwards: Madison Costner (Dublin, Ohio), Dani Gunderson (Newport News, Va.), Rian Reid (Worthington, Ohio), Abby Townsend (Powell, Ohio)
Eagles’ standouts Amber Kern, Micaela Powers, and Adison Preston are unavailable for the match.
The match will be streamed on the Eagles’ website, though it may be directed by the Lumberjills.
Don’t forget that May is our Month of Giving! We’re giving 5% of every purchase you make online with the Eagles – tickets, memberships, merchandise, etc. – to Moms2B, a great local organization that is helping fight the infant mortality rate in central Ohio.