Indy earns second straight win in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Sunday, May 21, 2023) – Playing their first of two games on the road this week, the Indy Eleven traveled to Lexington, Kentucky for the first of three matches against Lexington Sporting Club this season. Three goals in the first half would eventually propel the Girls in Blue to their second win of the 2023 season.
Indy Eleven dominated the first half, putting two goals on the board in the first 25 minutes. Sam Dewey got the Girls in Blue on the board first when she chipped a ball over the top of Lexington goaltender Marzia Josephson. Getting alone behind the Lexington back line, Maisie Whitsett curled a ball past a diving Josephson for Indy’s second goal of the match.
Lexington would slow the play down in the remaining minutes of the first half but Nona Reason and the Indy Eleven would control any chances that they created.
Following a couple of Lexington chances, Indy would triple their lead after a sequence of passing that ended up on the feet of Addie Chester allowing her to fire it over the shoulder of Josephson.
Substituting six players out in the second half, Indy saw multiple players make their season debut for the W League squad. Throughout the second 45 minutes, Indy would control possession but wouldn’t be able to add any scores, eventually earning them the 3-0 win on Sunday afternoon.
The Girls in Blue will play again on Wednesday night, facing Kings Hammer FC. Following their match against Kings Hammer, Indy Eleven will play their first home match against Racing Louisville on Friday, June 2. Purchase your tickets here.
2023 USL W League Regular Season
Sunday, May 21, 2023 – 4 p.m. ET
Toyota Field – Lexington KY
Indy Eleven: 2W-0L-0D, 6 pts
Lexington Sporting Club: 1W-2L-0D, 3 pts
IND – Sam Dewey 17’
IND – Maisie Whitsett 23’
IND – Addie Chester 43’
Indy Eleven lineup: Nona Reason, Rafferty Kugler, Trinity Watson, Grace Bahr, Jenna Chatterton (Kraszula 62’), Hal Hershfelt (Dean 72’), Ella Rogers, Sam Dewey (Sexton 62’), Addie Chester (Lacognato 62’), Katie Soderstrom (Kevdzija 72’), Maisie Whitsett (Matsuhisa 72’)
IND substitutes: Dean, Edwards