Milk Means More Match Previews: vs Indiana Union and at Lansing United


The AFC Ann Arbor women face the second back-to-back match of the season as they welcome Indiana Union to Concordia on Saturday the 8th at 6 PM and travel up to Lansing to challenge against Lansing United, on Sunday the 9th at 2 PM. This is the first time in The Mighty Oak history to meet the Westfield-based side, Indiana Union. Lansing United, however, have met AFCAA earlier this season in Concordia, managed to grab 2-0 victory over The Mighty Oak.

The thrilling Michigan Milk Cup quarter-finals match against North Oakland gave huge confidence to The Mighty Oak, as they defeated the MPSL side by 6-1 and advanced through semi-finals. Three goals each for both halves from Tatiana Mason, Rachael Sweigard, Devyn Brough, Katie Vitella, and Emily Eitzman, a two-goal hero, made it possible. It was the first home -and season- win after almost a month when The Mighty Oak beat Grand Rapids by 5-2.

Now AFCAA aim to bring this positive atmosphere to the league campaign. The Mighty Oak are yet to grab the second league victory, recording 1-0-4 this season so far, and they are confident to mark this back-to-back match remarkable. The goal is to strengthen the defense and keep the score sheet clean, as AFCAA has not yet made the first clean-sheet, as keeping the attacking force forward.

The Opposition

Indiana Union are currently on the 2nd place of the table, marking 2-1-1 so far. It is their 3rd year in the UWS league, marked 7th in their first season and 5th in their second among seven teams. Indiana dominated Michigan Legends and seized comfortable 5-0 win in their home opener. Indiana’s first away game to Grand Rapids was ended with thrilling 3-3 tie against Grand Rapids FC. Then they went through two home games in two days. May 31st and June 1st, which the results were a 2-3 lost against Lansing, the team that The Mighty Oak will face after, and a 3-2 victory to Detroit Sun.

Lansing United are the only team who turned all the league matches to victory, grabbing five wins so far and remain unbeaten. The first encounter of the season between Lansing and AFCAA in Concordia is ended with 2-0 to Lansing, thanks to Camryn Evans who found a net twice. Lansing’s unbeaten run doesn’t apply to their entire season anymore, as they got defeated by Detroit Sun, which ended in 1-2, but the bounce back was easy to them. United completed a three-point mission in the latest league match against Grand Rapids FC, thanks to the stoppage-time goal from Kaley Buck who made the final score line to 2-1.