Soccer star prepares for semi-final

BENDIGO soccer player Maika Ruyter-Hooley is set to line-up for Melbourne Victory in the semi-final showdown against Sydney on Sunday. 

The match is a replay of last year's W-League grand final, where Sydney defeated Melbourne 3-1. 

Ruyter-Hooley recently returned home after spending a year studying abroad. 

The 26-year-old inked a new deal with Victory for the remainder of the 2013/14 season. 

She played her first Victory game last week against Brisbane Roar.

The semi-final clash will be played at WIN Jubilee Oval in Sydney. 

Kick-off is 3pm. 

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