Falk Scores First Goal In WPS History
March 30, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Allison Falk, a senior with the Stanford women's soccer team this past fall, scored the first goal in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league history while playing for the Los Angeles Sol.
The match between the Sol and the visiting Washington Freedom held at the Home Depot Center was also the inaugural match for the WPS. Falk's goal counted as the game-winner in Los Angeles' 2-0 win.
Falk's tally happened in the sixth minute of the match and occurred in the way that many Cardinal fans saw her score during her time on The Farm; a header off a free-kick. Falk out-jumped a crowd of Freedom defenders in the penalty area to knock the ball in off a perfect serve from Japanese national team star Aya Miyama.
'It was a great ball from Aya. I just went for it - I didn't think I was going to get it, but I did and it went in. It was a very surreal experience... very exciting.'
Falk, a central defender in college, finished her career with Stanford with seven goals and four assists for 18 points.
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