Washington Spirit WAS

4‑10‑4 , 3‑3‑2 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jun 3

Houston DashHOU

7‑10‑2 , 4‑6‑0 Away

0

Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,096

Mallory Pugh nets her first NWSL goal as Washington tops Houston 2-0

Pugh's goal came in just her third career game

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(Photo credit: Nicole Gamard/isiphotos.com)

In just her third game, Washington Spirit rookie forward Mallory Pugh scored the first goal of her NWSL career. Pugh and the Spirit earned a 2-0 win over the Houston Dash Saturday at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex in front of 3,096 fans.

The 19-year-old Pugh, who recently left UCLA to join the NWSL, scored in the 69th minute to seal the win for the Spirit, their second victory of the season.

Pugh’s goal was the product of good team passing by the Spirit. Spirit midfielder Havana Solaun found midfielder Kristie Mewis in the middle of the penalty area and Mewis quickly passed to Pugh, wide open on the left wing. Pugh then sent a right-footed shot through the legs of Dash goalkeeper Lydia Williams to make it 2-0.

Pugh made her NWSL debut on May 20 before earning her first NWSL start last week.

Spirit forward Cheyna Williams scored her first goal of the season, from an assist by Solaun, to put the Spirit up 1-0 in the just the third minute. She scored three goals for Washington last season.

Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé made eight saves in the game to earn her first clean sheet of the season. She leads the NWSL with 39 saves.

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
2

Arielle Ship

Midfielder
  64'
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
20

Cheyna Williams

Midfielder
  81'   3'
19

Kristie Mewis

Forward
  89'
11

Mallory Pugh

Forward
  69'

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
16

Cameron Castleberry

Substitute
  89'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
6

Kassey Kallman

Substitute
14

Francisca Ordega

Substitute
  64'
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Substitute
  81'
12

Katie Stengel

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Houston Dash

18

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
22

Camille Levin

Defender
5

Cari Roccaro

Defender
12

Amber Brooks

Defender
  63'
3

Rachel Daly

Defender
13

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  80'
6

Morgan Brian

Midfielder
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Midfielder
7

Kealia Ohai

Forward
16

Janine Beckie

Forward
14

Nichelle Prince

Forward
  67'

substitutes

2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Substitute
  67'
1

Jane Campbell

Substitute
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
9

Sarah Hagen

Substitute
  80'
27

Caity Heap

Substitute
23

Cami Privett

Substitute
55

Janine van Wyk

Substitute

manager

 

Omar Morales

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 2, Houston Dash 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 2, Houston Dash 0.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Sarah Hagen tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Cameron Castleberry.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Hagen with a headed pass.

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Mallory Pugh tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cameron Castleberry replaces Kristie Mewis.

89'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

88'

FREE KICK WON

Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Camille Levin.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Camille Levin (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit).

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Line Sigvardsen Jensen replaces Cheyna Williams.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andressa with a cross following a corner.

80'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Francisca Ordega.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Sarah Hagen replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

79'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Whitney Church.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

75'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross.

75'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andressa with a cross following a corner.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andressa (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Camille Levin.

69'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Houston Dash 0. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

69'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Morgan Brian (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Morgan Brian tries a through ball, but Poliana is caught offside.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andressa.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Poliana replaces Nichelle Prince.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Alyssa Kleiner.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Camille Levin with a cross.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Francisca Ordega replaces Arielle Ship.

63'

YELLOW CARD

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

63'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Janine Beckie tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andressa (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cheyna Williams following a set piece situation.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Camille Levin (Houston Dash).

55'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Cari Roccaro.

54'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Arielle Ship tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

47'

FREE KICK WON

Andressa (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

46'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nichelle Prince.

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'+2'

END 1

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

44'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Brian (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit).

42'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nichelle Prince with a through ball.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Havana Solaun following a set piece situation.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Brian.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Nichelle Prince tries a through ball, but Amber Brooks is caught offside.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Arielle Ship.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

31'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Janine Beckie tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

29'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

23'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andressa with a cross.

23'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Arielle Ship.

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Andressa.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

16'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

16'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Janine Beckie tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

11'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Denise O'Sullivan tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit).

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash).

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

7'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Cari Roccaro.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a headed pass.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheyna Williams with a cross.

3'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Houston Dash 0. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Havana Solaun with a through ball.

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Andressa tries a through ball, but Camille Levin is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
64
Francisca Ordega 14
Arielle Ship 2
67
Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 2
Nichelle Prince 14
80
Sarah Hagen 9
Denise O'Sullivan 13
81
Line Sigvardsen Jensen 7
Cheyna Williams 20
89
Cameron Castleberry 16
Kristie Mewis 19
3
goal

Cheyna Williams 20

Assisted by: Havana Solaun 9

69
goal

Mallory Pugh 11

Assisted by: Kristie Mewis 19

63
yellow card

Amber Brooks 12

HOU

Goals & Assists

3′ Washington Spirit
Cheyna Williams
Assisted by: Havana Solaun
69′ Washington Spirit
Mallory Pugh
Assisted by: Kristie Mewis

Disciplinary

63′ Houston Dash
Amber Brooks

Substitutions

64′ Washington Spirit
  Francisca Ordega
  Arielle Ship
67′ Houston Dash
  Poliana Barbosa Medeiros
  Nichelle Prince
80′ Houston Dash
  Sarah Hagen
  Denise O'Sullivan
81′ Washington Spirit
  Line Sigvardsen Jensen
  Cheyna Williams
89′ Washington Spirit
  Cameron Castleberry
  Kristie Mewis


WAS

Match Statistics


HOU

13
Shots
17
5
Shots On Goal
7
4
Shots Blocked
4
4
Corners
10
10
Crosses
22
4
Offsides
8
5
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
326
Total Passes
416
69%
Passing Accuracy
76%
43.4%
Possession
56.6%
53
Duels Won
40
28
Tackles Won
12
7
Saves
3
27
Clearances
14

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Alyssa Kleiner 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 M Arielle Ship 64 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 1
9 M Havana Solaun 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
20 M Cheyna Williams 81 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 1
19 F Kristie Mewis 89 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 1 0 3 3 0 3 0 2
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cameron Castleberry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Kassey Kallman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Francisca Ordega 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
7 S Line Sigvardsen Jensen 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Katie Stengel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 0 17 7 0 0 0 0
22 D Camille Levin 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
5 D Cari Roccaro 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0
3 D Rachel Daly 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0
13 M Denise O'Sullivan 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
6 M Morgan Brian 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
17 M Andressa Cavalari Machry 90 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 4
7 F Kealia Ohai 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 1
16 F Janine Beckie 90 0 0 6 6 3 0 0 0
14 F Nichelle Prince 67 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
2 S Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 S Jane Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Sarah Hagen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caity Heap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Cami Privett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 S Janine van Wyk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Lydia Williams 90 2 13 3 0 0 0 0