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Mallory Pugh, Aubrey Bledsoe earn NWSL Goal of the Week / Save of the Week nominations

Boyds, MD (April 2, 2018) – Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe and forward Mallory Pugh earned NWSL Save of the Week and NWSL Goal of the Week nominations for Week 2 of the 2018 season.

Bledsoe’s leaping stop on a shot taken by Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux in the 14th minute garnered her a Save of the Week nomination for a second straight week. The save was one of four made by Bledsoe in the 2-0 win for the Spirit over the Pride, as the 26-year-old recorded her first clean sheet with the club in her home debut.

Pugh’s first goal of the 2018 NWSL season came in a clutch moment for Washington, as the 19-year-old nutmegged Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris with a low shot to finish off a run through the left side of the box. The 80th minute strike proved to be the game-winner.

Voting for the NWSL Save and Goal of the Week is held exclusively on Twitter. Cast your votes now using the hashtags #BledsoeSOW and #PughGOW. This week’s voting for Save of the Week closes at 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 27.

Single game tickets for the Spirit’s regular season home games, including their next game coming up Saturday, April 14 against the North Carolina Courage, are available now at Tickets.WashingtonSpirit.com or by calling the club’s ticket office at 301-591-0927.