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W League Power Rankings: Week 2

By Staff, 05/14/24, 2:45PM EDT


Greenville Liberty starts on top, two expansion clubs make the top 10

We’re two weeks into the 2024 W League season, and based on the results so far, we’re in for a fun summer. Impressive performances from multiple teams made it challenging to decide the top spots for this week’s Power Rankings. 

Let’s see who falls where in the top 10 of the clubs who have started their 2024 campaigns: 





1 Greenville Liberty SC
Next match: @ Southern Soccer Academy, 5/14 8:00 p.m. ET
Greenville put up a strong performance against a veteran Asheville City SC side to earn a 3-0 win to claim the No. 1 spot this week. Clemson alum Julie Mackin recorded a goal and assist to help the Liberty earn its third consecutive home opener win.
2 Tennessee SC
Next match: @ Southern Soccer Academy, 5/17 8:00 p.m. ET
Tennessee started their season with a 4-1 victory on the road on Sunday. A red-hot Maddie Padelski led the way with a hat trick, while also setting up Anna Haddock for the fourth goal. The Chattanooga Red Wolves earned one back to level it 1-1 early in the second half, but Tennessee’s response and composure kept them in control for most of the night.
3 Oakland Soul
Next match: vs. Marin FC, 5/23 6:00 p.m. PT
Oakland washed away its scoreless draw from opening weekend by raining on the goals this past Sunday. Six different scorers got in on the action, earning a 7-0 victory over The Olympic Club for Oakland’s first win of the season.
4 Stockton Cargo SC
Next match: vs. Marin FC, 5/18 7:00 p.m. PT
Hot on Oakland’s tail is Stockton Cargo, which was the team on the other end of said scoreless draw. Similarly to Oakland, Stockton bounced back with a goal-filled win by beating Academica SC 6-0 on the road Friday with five players getting on the scoresheet.
5 Lonestar SC
Next match: vs. AHFC Royals, 5/18 7:00 p.m. CT
Lonestar SC set the precedent for what to expect out of the new Lone Star Division after playing in the division’s first match of the season. Lonestar routed AC Houston Sur 7-0 on the road for its first W League victory.
6 Lexington SC
Next match: @ St. Charles FC, 5/18 6:00 p.m. CT
Lexington started out the season with three points after defeating St. Charles FC 4-0 on Friday. All four goals came in the first half, including a brace from University of Kentucky’s Katelyn Fishnick in the first 25 minutes.
7 Detroit City FC
Next match: vs. Flint City AFC, 5/18 7:00 p.m. ET
Facing storied division rival Flint City AFC, Detroit came out on top after Emily Pagett’s lone goal in the 59th minute proved to be the game winner. Detroit’s goalkeeper Gabrielle Schriver made multiple impressive saves to earn the clean sheet.
8 Richmond Ivy SC
Next match: vs. Charlottesville Blues FC, 5/23 7:00 p.m. ET
Richmond left its sold-out crowd of 6,000 satisfied after earning the club’s first-ever win in dramatic fashion. After many good looks, Richmond’s Brianna Behm finally broke the deadlock in the 84th minute to defeat the Virginia Marauders 1-0.
9 Wake FC
Next match: vs. South Carolina United Bantams, 5/18 4:30 p.m. ET
Wake FC earned the first win in the South Atlantic Division by beating expansion side Fayetteville Fury 3-0 on Sunday. After a scoreless first half, a brace from Yaneli Sanchez and a goal from Abi Hugh secured the three points on the road for Wake FC.
10 Palm City Americanas
Next match: vs. Swan City SC, 5/15 7:00 p.m. ET
Palm City was yet another club to earn a dominant shutout win this weekend. Four goal scorers got in on the action to earn a 5-0 win over Brooke House FC on Saturday.

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