Agua Prieta all over again: FC Tucson Women defeat Villa
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Agua Prieta all over again: FC Tucson Women defeat Villa

Marquez, Camacho score first goals for renamed side

After Saturday night’s loss to SoCal FC, FC Tucson coach Amy Garelick had little time to right the ship before the women's soccer team's Sunday-morning match with LA Villa FC.

There were two attitudes to approach things with: “We only have 18 hours to fix this up” or “We have 18 hours to fix this up, no problem.” She chose the latter.

“Yesterday we got our jitters out,” Garelick said after the match in a phone interview. “Today we were able to play. We changed our line-up a little bit. We changed our formation.”

Moving Analisa Marquez forward and leaving other veteran players to boss the back line paid off in a big way. The former Atlanta Beat and Arizona Wildcats standout scored a first-half goal and created another one in the second half. They stand as the first two scored by this team under the FC Tucson moniker.

“She tore it up,” said Garelick.

In addition to long-time team member Karina Camacho’s game-clinching second goal, Chelsea Jackson (who was credited with an assist on the second goal), Maddie Irwin and Priscilla Pimienta all had shots. The team's offensive shape grew to be much more effective since Saturday.

The team will make this season’s home debut in Tucson on Saturday at Kino North Stadium. Gates open at 7:30 pm.

Ted Prezelski writes about all things soccer, fútbol and piłka nożna for TucsonSentinel.com and at the blog How Flair is Punished (mindingthe.net).


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