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March 28, 2013
Jessica McDonald leads 8-0 win

AUSTIN, TX – Jessica McDonald put away four goals in the second half to go along with two from Lori Chalupny. Veteran Leslie Osborne and rookie Hanna Gilmore rounded out the scoring as the Chicago Red Stars routed St. Edward’s University 8-0 in a pre-season game Wednesday.

The Red Stars started out on the attack and got several good looks on target early during the windy afternoon in Austin but it wasn’t until the 29th minute when Ella Masar was pulled down in the box that the team got on the board. Osborne took the ensuing penalty kick and put the team up 1-0. Less than 10 minutes later Chalupny displayed some nifty footwork to get around a pair of defenders and slot home the second goal of the night in the 38th minute.

The score remained 2-0 entering the half, but the Red Stars came out in a blitz for the final 45 minutes. Chalupny once again displayed her foot skills and created a chance for herself that put the Red Stars up 3-0 in the 56th minute, followed by McDonald’s first of the night, baiting the goalkeeper and slotting the ball low from near the endline in the 60th. Gilmore got her first goal of the year in the 63rd minute, followed by McDonald’s third and fourth of the night in the 66th and 90+ stoppage time, making a final score of 8-0.

Goalkeeper Erin McLeod held the first-half shutout while rookie Taylor Vancil kept the clean sheet in the second half.

The Red Stars will play another match while in Austin on Saturday when they take on the Houston Aces of WPSL-Elite at 4pm CT site TBA.

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