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REIGN FC DEFEAT SPIRIT, 3-1
Kendall Fletcher opens scoring early for Seattle with strike in the second minute

(April 23, 2014) - Seattle Reign FC earned their second straight win of the season defeating the Washington Spirit, 3-1 on Wednesday evening in front of 1,754 fans at Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle, Wash. 

Reign FC opened the scoring quickly during the 3rd minute of the match when defender Kendall Fletcher sent the ball to the back of the net courtesy of a Jess Fishlock assist. Fletcher celebrated her first goal of the season with several backflips down the field. The remainder of the first half included several shots on goal by U.S. Women’s National Team forward Sydney Leroux and midfielder Bev Goebel. 

Despite the strong push in the first half, Reign FC did not score again until the 48th minute when midfielder Keelin Winters converted one of the six corner kicks Nahomi "Naho" Kawasumi made during the match.  

“Naho is class. World class. We’ve known it ever since she walked on the field for the first training session,” said Reign FC head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “We feel very happy and privileged to have her on our side.”

Reign FC continued to dominate throughout the match, outshooting the Spirit 14 to 5, but was dealt an unlucky blow when a deflected ball hit defender Kendall Fletcher's hand while inside the penalty box. Washington Spirit Midfielder Diana Matheson took the penalty kick during the 73rd minute and was able to provide the Spirit with their only goal of the game.

During the 80th minute, Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock narrowly snuck past the front post to finish off the game with a goal in the far left corner. 

Reign FC will meet the Spirit two more times during the 2014 season, including another match in Seattle on August 9.  

Seattle concludes their three-game home stand to open the regular season when they square off against the Houston Dash on Sunday, April 27 at the Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. (PT) and will be available via a live, high-definition webstream at YouTube.com/NWSL. 

Visit ReignFC.com or call (855) REIGN-FC for details on single match tickets. 

 

 

GOALS

1

2

F

Washington (1-2-0)

0

1

1

Seattle (2-0-0)

1

2

3

 

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

Goal

Time

Team

Goal Scorer

Assists

Note

1

3

Seattle

Kendall Fletcher

Jessica Fishlock

 

2

48

Seattle

Keelin Winters

Nahomi Kawasumi

 

3

73

Washington

Diana Matheson

 

PK

4

80

Seattle

Jessica Fishlock

Eli Reed

 

 

 

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

 

Time

 

Team

##

 

Player

Card

Reason

56

Washington

4

Yael Averbuch

Yellow Card

Defensive Handling

87

Washington

8

Diana Matheson

Yellow Card

Tactical Foul

 

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Time        Team                                  OUT                                              IN

64                Washington                                    #99 Danesha Adams                               #17 Veronica Perez

64                Washington                                    #19 Crystal Dunn                                     #6 Lori Lindsey 

77                Washington                                     #14 Jodie Taylor                                      #9 Renae Cuellar 

82                Seattle                                             #2 Sydney Leroux                                  #4 Kate Deines

93+              Seattle                                            #9 Nahomi Kawasumi                              #25 Kiersten Dallstream

 

 

 

 

SHOTS

1

2

F

Washington

1

4

5

Seattle

6

8

14

 

 

 

SHOTS ON GOAL

1

2

F

Washington

1

2

3

Seattle

4

4

8

 

 

 

SAVES

1

2

F

Washington

3

2

5

Seattle

1

1

2

 

 

 

CORNER KICKS

1

2

F

Washington

2

0

2

Seattle

4

2

6

 

 

 

OFFSIDES

1

2

F

Washington

0

1

1

Seattle

1

1

2

 

 

 

FOULS

1

2

F

Washington

3

2

5

Seattle

2

6

8

 

 

Officials: Referee:  Josh Wilkens
Asst. Referee: Timon Berry; Melissa Gonzalez

Fourth Official:Levi Rippy

Attendance: 1754

 

 

Washington Player Stats

 

##

8

Name (* for starters)

Diana Matheson*

Min

90

G

1

A

0

Sh

2

SOG

2

YC

1

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

4

5

Robyn Gayle*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

7

Christine Nairn*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

3

Toni Pressley*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

23

Tori Huster*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Ashlyn Harris*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Yael Averbuch*

90

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

11

Ali Krieger*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Jodie Taylor*

77

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

19

Crystal Dunn*

64

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

99

Danesha Adams*

64

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

6

Lori Lindsey

26

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

Veronica Perez

26

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

9

Renae Cuellar

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

  TEAM TOTAL 990      1 0 5 3 2 0 2 1 5 7
                         

 

 

Washington Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1       Ashlyn Harris*

90

3

14

8

5

L

TEAM TOTAL

90

3

14

8

5

 

 

 

Seattle Player Stats

 

##

1

Name (* for starters)

Hope Solo*

Min

90

G

0

A

0

Sh

0

SOG

0

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

9

Stephanie Cox*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

Kendall Fletcher*

90

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

7

Elli Reed*

90

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

8

Kim Little*

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

Keelin Winters*

90

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

2

10

Jessica Fishlock*

90

1

1

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

Beverly Goebel*

90

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

3

Lauren Barnes*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

Nahomi Kawasumi*

89

0

1

2

1

0

0

6

0

0

2

2

Sydney Leroux*

82

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

4

Kate Deines

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

25

Kiersten Dallstream

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TEAM TOTAL

990

3

3

14

8

0

0

6

2

8

5

 

Seattle Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1       Hope Solo*

90

1

5

3

2

W

TEAM TOTAL

90

1

5

3

2

 

 

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