Weekly Breakdown - July 22 - July 29

Another week, another exciting time for women’s sports. This past week includes women from football, hockey, soccer, and swimming! This summer has been a great time for women’s sports and we couldn’t be happier! 

 

The Boston Renegades win their first title.

he Boston Renegades beat the Los Angeles Warriors 42-18 this past weekend and took home their first Women’s Football Alliance Division 1 Championship. The game took place in Atlanta on Saturday night against the undefeated Warriors. The Renegades started the first half strong, leading the game with a 7-0 lead then scoring again to up it to 14-0 with 10 minutes left in the first half. Congratulations ladies!

 

Susan Quimby of the Boston Rengades.

Susan Quimby of the Boston Rengades.

The Metropolitan Riveters resign Miye D’Oench along with signing Chelsea Ziadie.

The Riveters are making moves before the start of the 2018-19 NWHL season this summer! On July 14th, they resigned Miye D’Oench, one of their star players. In the two years D’Oench has been with the NWHL, she has racked up 27 points in 27 regular season games and there is only one game in which she doesn’t have a point. D’Oench isn’t the only Harvard grad joining the Riveters this season. Chelsea Ziadie is a seasoned defender who’s making her NWHL debut with the Isobel Cup champions.

 

Barcelona Women’s team will be sponsored by Stanley Black and Decker.

Women’s soccer is having the summer of a lifetime. The Barcelona women’s soccer team has officially announced their sponsorship with Stanley Black and Decker while on their first exhibition tour of the United States. Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu said, “Stanley is a brand that shares our commitment to supporting women and women’s professional sports worldwide.” We couldn’t be more excited for these ladies to get started on their season!

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Kathleen Baker beat the world record in the 100-meter backstroke.

For the first time in a decade, Kathleen Baker is the first American to break the record for the 100-meter backstroke. Baker had a time of 58 seconds flat at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships this weekend. The last time the record was set was in July 2008 by Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry with a time of 58.77 seconds. But, the 100-meter wasn’t the only title Baker took home. She also tied for first in the 200-meter backstroke with Regan Smith on Thursday.

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Anya Alvarez