Weekly Breakdown - Jan 14-20
Another week, another exciting time for women! This past week includes women from hockey, soccer, football and golf!
The CWHL All-Star Game was this weekend
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game took place this past Sunday and it couldn’t have been better! Brianna Decker of the Calgary Inferno scored two goals in the first period for the Gold Team, with Brianne Jenner, another Inferno, scoring another for the Gold team at the beginning of the second period. That didn’t stop Team Purple though who scored two goals - but Team Gold followed that up with one of their own thanks to Hanna Bunton of the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays. At the end of the game, Team Gold won 8-4 against Team Purple. Congratulations to Team Gold on their win!
France won against USWNT in a friendly game this weekend
Soccer fans were greeted with a surprise this weekend when the USWNT played against France. The World Cup hosts won 3-1 against the American team on Saturday. Mallory Pugh scored the lone goal of the American team. The USWNT was playing without three of their best players this weekend - Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe. But, we have to give credit where credit is due. Nine of the 14 shots France had were on frame and the second goal by Kadidiatou Diani was amazing. Congratulations to France on their win!
Brooke Liebsch is in an NFL promo!
Brooke Liebsch of the Denver Mile High Blaze is in a new NFL promo with none other than her hero - Patrick Mahomes! Liebsch, the youngest player to reach the semi-professional women’s league at 18 years old, received a call a few weeks ago about being in the promo. In the ad, which features new faces like hers and Mahomes in football, Liebsch can be seen running in her gear. Liebsch said this about it, “It's just mind blowing. It's hard to believe that that's me on TV.” Congratulations Brooke! We can’t wait to see you on our TVs.
Eun-Hee Ji won the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions!
The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions is officially over and we have a winner! Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea took home the trophy after a long weekend of wild weather. On Sunday, she took the lead after a birdie on the tenth hole and finished with a 1-under 70. Ji finished the Championship at 14-under 270, winning by two over Mirim Lee. Congratulations Eun-Hee!