Universitario de Deportes win the 2023 Liga Femenina championship for the 10th time!
After losing the 1st leg of the 1-0 in Watuter, Universitario hosted the 2nd leg of the 2023 Liga Femenina Finals in what became a record setting attendance for a South American Women’s Final. 2 late goals sparked the U to their 10th championship in Peruvian women’s football.
After a 0-0 first half, Universitario were doomed with 20 minutes left of the 2nd half with little to no attempts on goal. Stephanie Lacoste, Xiozcana Canales, and Nahomi Martinez had their share of attempts but were easily defended by Alianza Lima.
In the 75th minute, when things look doomed for the Lionesses, Cindy Novoa made a sneak pass from a direct kick to Lacoste who scored the aggregate-tying goal. 5 minutes later, Luz Campoverde scored a bullet from a Novoa pass to go ahead 2-1 on aggregate. Universitario managed to shut down defensively and Annie del Carpio got the clean sheet in what was a dominant goalkeeper performance. The referee blew the final whistle and the U won their 10th women’s title in Peruvian history.
2023 was a dominant year for the Leonas. They finished number 1 all season long and number in the play-off round. After a crucial semifinals and rough 1st leg of the final, the Leonas won the 2023 Liga Femenina title against all odds.