Goalkeeper Gina Cardenas is NWPL Player of the Week

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BREMERTON, WA — The Northwest Premier League (NWPL) announces that Seattle Stars goalkeeper Gina Cardenas is the Player of the Week for June 19, 2016.

Seattle Stars FC were locked in a 0-0 standoff with South Sound FC last Sunday at Curtis High School. Gina Cardenas was called upon a few times earlier to keep her side even, but in the 80th minute it looked like the Shock would take the lead.

Suddenly there was a break for the home side and Cardenas found herself one-on-one with a South Sound attacker. It was make or break and Cardenas saved the chance in what was eventually a 0-0 final. That one play might have changed the course of the title race in the NWPL. 

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Gina Cardenas. (Stars photo)

“The game was very even,” says Stars owner Margarito Avila. “If there was going to be a winner in this match, was going to be if someone made a mistake.” When the moment came Cardenas came up big. “She did have other saves, but the one-on-one was the biggest for our side,” he says.

Stars Head Coach Angela Celedon agrees. “Gina had an awesome game for us.”

Gina now has 2 complete-match shut outs on the season, tied for the league lead in that area.

(Action photos in collage by Tracie Fowler.)

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