Boyds, MD (April 10, 2018) – Two of the National Women’s Soccer League’s top three teams will face-off Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex, when the Washington Spirit hosts the North Carolina Courage. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. [TICKETS]
Continue reading for a look at some of the most notable statistics heading into the Spirit’s only home game against North Carolina during the 2018 regular season.
12 – Shots on goal for the Spirit, second-most in the NWSL
Washington has racked up 12 shots on goal through two regular season games, just behind Seattle Reign FC’s 13. The teams also take the top two spots in terms of shooting accuracy, with Seattle at 68.4 percent and Washington at 57.1 percent accuracy.
14 – Aubrey Bledsoe’s league-leading save total
In her first two regular season games with the Spirit, Bledsoe has been solid between the posts, recording a clean sheet and posting the league’s third-best save percentage (88%).
3 – Second half goals for Washington, leading the league
All three of the Spirit’s goals through their first two games have come in the second half. Meanwhile, North Carolina has also scored both of their goals in the second half, winning each of their first two games 1-0.
64.8% – Passing accuracy in the attacking half of the field, ranked second in the NWSL
Through two games, Washington’s 446 total passes made in the attacking half of the field ranks second in the league behind only the Orlando Pride’s 481. The teams rank in the same order in terms of accuracy, with Orlando at 65.5 percent and Washington at 64.8 percent.
18 – Defensive clearances by Estelle Johnson, most in the league
The Spirit captain is anchoring the back line once again this season, leading the league in clearances while also succeeded on all of her slide tackle attempts through the first two games.