Kealia Ohai picked up 2017 right where she left off. Just 15 minutes into the opening game of the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season, the Dash forward scored yet again, beating Chicago goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.
It was a lead that Houston would never relinquish as the Dash went on to win 2-0 over the Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Ohai, who tied for the league lead last year with 11 goals (but missed winning the Golden Boot to a tiebreaker), extended her goal-scoring streak to 12 goals in her last 11 games.
English international Rachel Daly doubled the scoring for the Dash in the 80th minute with a brilliant left-footed curling shot that beat Naeher at the far post.
After the game, Ohai talked with reporters about the heat, her goal and the win. Watch her comments on the Houston Dash YouTube channel: