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OCT 27
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Week 8 Rewind: Five games, five shutouts
Week 8 also featured two first NWSL goals
Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher picked up the shutout on Sunday. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)
Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher picked up the shutout on Sunday. (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

Five games, five shutouts. Two rookies netting their first career goals. Take a look back on the weekend that was in the NWSL.

 

 

North Carolina Courage 2 FC Kansas City 0

The North Carolina Courage became the first team to get to six wins in the 2017 NWSL season. Rookie forward Ashley Hatch, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, scored the first goal of her professional career. FCKC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart earned her 300th career save in the loss. Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland made her second start of the season and earned her second shutout, making three saves in the win.


Washington Spirit 2 Houston Dash 0

In just her third career game, 19-year-old Spirit forward Mallory Pugh scored the first goal of her NWSL career. Washington goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, the league-leader in saves, earned her first shutout of the season.

 


Portland Thorns FC 2 Sky Blue FC 0

Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made six saves to earn her fifth shutout of the season. Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan scored two first half goals to lead the Portland offense.


Orlando Pride 2 Boston Breakers 0

Marta earned, and then scored, the first penalty kick attempt (and PK conversion) in Orlando Pride history. Pride goalkeeperAubrey Bledsoe, starting in place of the injured Ashlyn Harris, posted the first shutout of the season for Orlando.

 


Chicago Red Stars 1 Seattle Reign FC 0

Christen Press scored and Alyssa Naeher made four saves to earn the shutout as the Red Stars took hold of second place heading into the international break. Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer made seven saves in the loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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