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Seattle Reign supreme over Washington Spirit in final game of the season, 3-2

Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirit 9 30 17Spirit midfielder Tori Huster slows Beverly Yanez’s movement towards the ball as Mallory Pugh closes in from behind for the steal. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  BOYDS — Sitting at the bottom of the National Women’s Soccer League’s standings, the only improvement the Washington Spirit could have gained Saturday by winning their match against the Seattle Reign FC would have been ninth place. Unfortunately, even that small victory was not to be; The Spirit lost to The Reign at Maureen Hendricks Field, 3-2.

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Spirit secure home playoff game with 2-1 win against Seattle

 DSC9848Spirit forward Cheyna Williams (left) and forward Crystal Dunn celebrate Dunn's goal with a little bit of dancing on the field as Caprice Dydesco and Estelle Johnson watch. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  BOYDS – The Washington Spirit (12-3-3, 39 points) netted a home game playoff spot in the National Women’s Soccer League semifinals with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Reign (6-6-6, 24 points) Wednesday night.

Spirit forward Crystal Dunn notched her first score of the season off an assist from midfielder Christine Nairn during stoppage time play in the first half.

Last season, Dunn scored nearly every game and she won the Golden Boot with the most goals in the league. Washington Head Coach and General Manager Jim Gabarra predicted early in the season Dunn would score when the team needed it.

Seattle Reign’s offense kept the Spirit defense active the whole match.

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Washington Spirit blank Reign to remain undefeated at home

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Soccer-01The Washington Spirit maintained their undefeated home pitch record Saturday night against the then league leader Seattle Reign FC that was coming off a streak of eight wins.  Washington Spirit players held the Reign to zero, a clean sheet for keeper Kelsey Wys.  Losing this game moved the Reign from first to second place in the league standings, one point behind the leader.  Winning added three points to the Spirit’s league total moving them into third place. They trail the Chicago Red Stars the current league leader by only two points.  A win this coming Saturday against the Chicago Red Stars could put the Spirit in first place. 

 

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What it's all about in the world of soccer this week

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Soccer-01What a weekend we have coming up in Soccer.  Saturday is a huge day for World Cup level soccer in the area. Saturday evening at 7PM will see the Washington Spirit taking on the Seattle Reign FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.  The last check I did for available seating there were 107 reserved seats available, field side seats were sold out, and general admission was still available.  Go early if you are planning on attending.

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