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Final
Fri, Aug 17

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BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 3,007

Sofia Huerta’s brace leads the Dash to a 4-0 victory over the Spirit

Kealia Ohai, Sofia Huerta and Kyah Simon scored

Sofia Huerta scored a brace in Week 21. (Photo credit: isisphotos.com)

The Houston Dash secured three points to keep their playoff hopes alive defeating the Washington Spirit 4-0 on Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Kealia Ohai,  Sofia Huerta (twice) and Kyah Simon scored for the Dash to improve them to 8-8-5 overall with 29 points. The Dash move up to sixth place in the standings with the win, passing Utah Royals FC with 28 points. This victory for the Dash marks as a franchise record for wins (8).

The Spirit traveled to Houston after a bye in Week 20 action – this is their eighth-straight loss and have recorded just one goal in their last ten games. The Spirit are out of playoff contention, but reunited Rose Lavelle, Mallory Pugh and Andi Sullivan to the starting lineup for just the second time this season.

The Dash are now 3-0-0 against the Spirit this season.

Dash forward Kealia Ohai scored her fifth goal of the season just before the half. The Spirit had the better of the possession in the first 45 minutes of play, but Dash midfielder Linda Motlhalo played Rachel Daly into space down the left flank and Daly got a back pass off to Ohai. Ohai finished it one-time in the near post past Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe for the 1-0 lead.

Midfielder Sofia Huerta gave the Dash a 2-0 lead to kick off the second half. Huerta first played Taylor Comeau down the right flank and then Comeau slotted the ball back to the foot of Huerta, where she was able to finish far post for her sixth goal of the season.

Huerta then finished her second of the night in the 75th minute. Daly was composed in the box waiting for the Spirit defense to commit, then played the ball across the box into Huerta. Huerta finished off her seventh goal of the season. Daly finished the match with two assists on the night and had a game-high six shots and six key passes. Huerta now has four goals with the Dash and ended the night with five shots, three key passes and a team-high 60 touches.

The Dash couldn’t keep their foot off the gas pedal and put another one in the back of the net in the 84th minute thanks to Kyah Simon. Veronica Latsko served the ball in, Daly dummied it and Simon finished it far post to seal the game at 4-0.

Bledsoe made six saves in the loss, and Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell earned her third shutout of the year and made three saves.

The Spirit’s best chance of the night followed Huerta’s first goal. Andi Sullivan fired a shot from outside the 18, but her rocket hit the cross bar. Sullivan had a team-high four shots and one key pass.

The Dash will next face Seattle Reign FC on Tuesday and the Spirit will host Utah Royals FC on Wednesday for Week 22 action.

 

This story will be updated.

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
4

Allysha Chapman

Defender
8

Clare Polkinghorne

Defender
22

Amber Brooks

Defender
21

Taylor Comeau

Defender
  88'
10

Linda Motlhalo

Defensive Midfielder
9

Haley Hanson

Defensive Midfielder
7

Kealia Ohai

Attacking Midfielder
  71'   41'
3

Rachel Daly

Attacking Midfielder
23

Sofia Huerta

Attacking Midfielder
  58', 76'
12

Veronica Latsko

Striker

substitutes

20

Lindsay Agnew

Substitute
  88'
13

Savannah Jordan

Substitute
11

Thembi Kgatlana

Substitute
14

Nichelle Prince

Substitute
16

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute
17

Kyah Simon

Substitute
  71'   84'
5

Janine van Wyk

Substitute

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
4

Rebecca Quinn

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
16

Rose Lavelle

Midfielder
  62'
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker
  73'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
11

Mallory Pugh

Striker
  46'

substitutes

5

Whitney Church

Substitute
  62'
22

Mallory Eubanks

Substitute
  46'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  73'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 4, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 4, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cali Farquharson with a cross.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cali Farquharson.

90'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash).

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Mallory Eubanks with a cross.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Lindsay Agnew replaces Taylor Comeau.

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Veronica Latsko.

85'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

85'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

84'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 4, Washington Spirit 0. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Veronica Latsko.

81'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Whitney Church.

80'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

78'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

77'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Washington Spirit).

76'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 3, Washington Spirit 0. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

74'

FREE KICK WON

Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Whitney Church following a set piece situation.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Francisca Ordega because of an injury.

73'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Haley Hanson (Houston Dash).

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyah Simon.

71'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Kyah Simon replaces Kealia Ohai.

69'

START DELAY

Delay in match Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

65'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Allysha Chapman.

64'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Whitney Church replaces Rose Lavelle.

61'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

60'

POST

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

58'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 2, Washington Spirit 0. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Taylor Comeau.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Ashley Hatch tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

46'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Mallory Eubanks replaces Mallory Pugh.

45'+5'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Rebecca Quinn.

45'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

45'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

45'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Veronica Latsko.

41'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, Washington Spirit 0. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Washington Spirit).

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clare Polkinghorne.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Daly with a headed pass.

27'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Rose Lavelle tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

27'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a cross.

23'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Clare Polkinghorne.

23'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

16'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Sofia Huerta tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a cross.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash).

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Haley Hanson (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a cross following a corner.

7'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Comeau.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

6'

FREE KICK WON

Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jane Campbell.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
46
Eubanks 22
Pugh 11
62
Church 5
Lavelle 16
71
Simon 17
Ohai 7
73
Farquharson 17
Ordega 14
88
Agnew 20
Comeau 21
41
goal

Kealia Ohai 7

Assisted by: Rachel Daly 3

58
goal

Sofia Huerta 23

Assisted by: Taylor Comeau 21

76
goal

Sofia Huerta 23

Assisted by: Rachel Daly 3

84
goal

Kyah Simon 17

Assisted by: Veronica Latsko 12

WAS

Goals & Assists

41′ Houston Dash
Kealia Ohai
Assisted by: Rachel Daly
58′ Houston Dash
Sofia Huerta
Assisted by: Taylor Comeau
76′ Houston Dash
Sofia Huerta
Assisted by: Rachel Daly
84′ Houston Dash
Kyah Simon
Assisted by: Veronica Latsko

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Washington Spirit
  Mallory Eubanks
  Mallory Pugh
62′ Washington Spirit
  Whitney Church
  Rose Lavelle
71′ Houston Dash
  Kyah Simon
  Kealia Ohai
73′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Francisca Ordega
88′ Houston Dash
  Lindsay Agnew
  Taylor Comeau


HOU

Match Statistics


WAS

23
Shots
15
10
Shots On Goal
3
5
Shots Blocked
6
4
Corners
3
20
Crosses
10
5
Offsides
3
5
Fouls
5
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
352
Total Passes
553
76.4%
Passing Accuracy
83.9%
40%
Possession
60%
25
Duels Won
47
9
Tackles Won
17
3
Saves
6
14
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
4 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Clare Polkinghorne 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
21 D Taylor Comeau 88 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 DM Linda Motlhalo 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 DM Haley Hanson 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
7 AM Kealia Ohai 71 1 0 4 2 0 2 2 0
3 AM Rachel Daly 90 0 2 6 2 0 3 0 0
23 AM Sofia Huerta 90 2 0 5 3 4 0 0 1
12 F Veronica Latsko 90 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 1
20 S Lindsay Agnew 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Savannah Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Thembi Kgatlana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Nichelle Prince 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Kyah Simon 19 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
5 S Janine van Wyk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 0 15 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Rebecca Quinn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1
16 M Rose Lavelle 62 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
14 F Francisca Ordega 73 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
11 F Mallory Pugh 45 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
5 S Whitney Church 28 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
22 S Mallory Eubanks 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 4 23 6 0 0 0 0

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