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USL W League Playoff quarterfinals deliver thrilling drama; semifinal matchups set

By Staff, 07/14/22, 4:47PM EDT


Minnesota Aurora, Greenville Liberty, McLean Soccer, and Tormenta FC gear up for semifinals this Sunday, July 17

TAMPA, Fla. - The first-ever USL W League Playoff quarterfinals delivered on the promise of their powerhouse matchups. From a soldout powerhouse clash to dramatic penalty saves to an 8-goal explosion, the action showcased the quality and excitement of the game when everything is on the line. 

Now, the W League Playoff semifinals are set.  

  • Minnesota Aurora FC v McLean Soccer, 4 pm ET, TCO Stadium   
  • Greenville Liberty SC v South Georgia Tormenta FC, 7 pm ET, Legacy Early College 

How we got here: 

(Home team listed first.)  

FC Miami City 0, South Georgia Tormenta FC 1. In a tight matchup between undefeated Miami City and a fired-up Tormenta, the visitors got the winning goal from goal machine Amy Andrews in the 62nd minute.  

Greenville Liberty SC 2, Long Island Rough Riders 0. Goals from Caitlyn Riley and Julie Mackin did the job as the heavily favored Liberty turned in a clean, impressive performance against the visitors.  

Morris Elite 0, McLean Soccer 8. The W League’s top side all season, Virgina-based McLean traveled north to New Jersey and put on a clinic, getting goals from seven different players en route to the biggest win of the playoffs so far.  

Minnesota Aurora FC 2, Indy Eleven 1. The visitors took a first-half lead to silence a soldout crowd of 6,200, but Aurora came back in the second half through stunning strikes from Morgan Turner and Mayu Inokawa and a huge penalty save from Sarah Fuller.  

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