July 23, 2016
Soccer News Net staff
Seattle, Sky Blue, KC post wins
FC KANSAS CITY 1, WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH 0
ROCHESTER, NY---FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made 14 saves and Shea Groom scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Rochester Rhinos Stadium Saturday night.
Kansas City (4-6-4, 16pts) took the lead when Tiffany McCarty played a through ball to Groom, who was left her one-on-one with Flash goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. Groom took the ball wide, waited for the ‘keeper to make a move, and scored from the corner of the penalty area.
With the loss the Flash (8-5-1) remain in second place with 25 points, just a point behind Washington and Portland, who are tied with 26 points each.
SKY BLUE FC 1, WASHINGTON SPIRIT 0
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Leah Galton scored the only goal as rookie Caroline Casey posted a shutout to lead Sky Blue FC to a 1- win over the Washington Spirit at Yurcak Field Saturday.
Sky Blue FC (6-4-4, 19 points) scored in the 24th minute, with defender Erin Simon playing a ball that split Spirit defender Whitney Church on the sideline to find the feet of a racing Galton. The British international then touched her way into the box before reaching the end line, where she turned and rifled a top-shelf ball into the upper netting.
Washington falls to 8-3-2, 26 points
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SEATTLE REIGN 5, ORLANDO PRIDE 2
SEATTLE - The Seattle Reign got goals from four different players and a late own goal to defeat the Orlando Pride 5-2 at Memorial Stadium Saturday night.
With the loss, the Pride (6-8-0, 18 points) splits their season series with Seattle (5-4-5, 20 pts).
Seattle opened the scoring with a Kim Little penalty kick 20-minutes in, after Dani Weatherholt fouled Kenadll Fletcher as the two teams were jostling for a corner kick.
Welsh midfielder Jessica Fishlock doubled the Reign lead in the 30th minute, powering a volley past Kaitlyn Savage from inside the box.
Manon Melis made it 3-0 in the 47th minute, before Jasmyne Spencer got a goal back in the 52nd minute, to end Haley Kopmeyer’s bid for the shutout on a hustle play. Jamia Fields found Spencer in the box and the forward beat defender Kendall Fletcher to the spot, one-timing the cross into the near post. Four minutes later, Fletcher made it 4-1, before Toni Pressley scored an own goal.
Kristen Edmonds scored Orlando’s second goal, being setup by second-half substitute Sarah Hagen on a perfect throughball, allowing the team’s leading goalscorer to slip her fourth of the season under Kopmeyer.
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HOUSTON DASH 1, CHICAGO RED STARS 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Red Stars scored early, then conceded an 82nd-minute goal in drawing, 1-1, with the Houston Dash Saturday night.
Midfielder Danielle Colaprico scored her first goal of the season in the second minute as the Red Stars (6-4-4, 22 points) took the lead. DiBernardo played a short corner kick to Colaprico, who cut right and sent a deflected shot inside the near post for a 1-0 lead.
Then, Houston (3-7-2, 11 points) rallied as Rachel Daly tied the score off a Kealia Ohai assist in the 82nd minute. On the tying goal, Ohai went at Katie Naughton on the left flank, going to the byline and centering for Daly, who took possession back to goal, turned and fired a low-right-footer inside the near post.
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