Weekly Breakdown - Mar 11-18
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from soccer, hockey, skateboarding, and golf!
The Atletico Madrid and Barcelona game set a new attendance record!
A new record has been made by the Atletico Madrid women's team this past week! Their game against Barcelona set a new record for highest ever attendance for a women’s club football match with 60,739 people in attendance. The match took place at Wanda Metropolitano instead of their normal arena Estadio Cerro del Espino. Because it was a top tier match, they had moved arenas to make sure they were able to fit all of the fans. Congratulations on the record, ladies!
The Minnesota Whitecaps won the Isobel Cup in their inaugural season!
The Minnesota Whitecaps have made history! The newest NWHL team has won the Isobel Cup in their inaugural season with the league. The Whitecaps won 2-1 in overtime, with goals from Amy Menke and Lee Stecklein. Stecklein’s goal came 49 seconds into overtime between them and the Buffalo Beauts on Sunday. Amanda Leveille made 22 saves for the Whitecaps to protect the net throughout the game. Congratulations ladies!
Sky Brown has been named to join the Great Britain Olympic skateboarding team!
Sky Brown is on the road to being Britain's youngest Olympian! It was announced last week that the 10-year-old was named to the British skateboarding Olympic team. If the team qualifies, Brown will be 12-years-old and the youngest ever Olympian for the country. In a video posted on the BBC Sports website, Brown said this, "The British Skateboarding Association, they told me 'no pressure, just have fun and get out there.'” Congratulations Sky!
Kelly Tan won the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic!
Kelly Tan is the official winner of the 11th annual Florida’s Natural Charity Classic! She snagged the win during a sudden-death playoff match against Demi Runas. After sinking a birdie on the first hole, the win was all hers! Tan also set a record at the tournament, with a 13-under par total at the end of the tournament. She said this when talking about her win, “I’m still trying to compose myself, it is really great for me winning here.” Congratulations on the win, Kelly!