In a similar set of circumstances in the 14th minute, Spirit forward Ordega capitalized on a defensive giveaway near goal and slotted her effort into the back of the net to give the Spirit a 2-0 lead.
The Thorns got one back in the 28th minute after Mana Shim followed up on a rebound from a Sarah Jackson shot that Wys saved. Wys couldn’t react quickly enough to make the second save to deny Shim bringing the scoreline to 2-1.
Portland found an equalizer just six minutes into the second half. Shim played a well weighted ball in to midfielder Allie Long who tucked her shot just beyond the reach of Wys, but inside the far post.
Angela Salem was called for a handball in the 65th minute after a shot from outside the box careened off her shoulder. Long stepped up for the penalty kick, but Wys parried away her kick to keep the score level for the Spirit at 2-2.
Midfielder Christine Nairn nearly scored in stoppage time from a 40 yard free kick. Her looping shot bypassed every player in the box bouncing toward the Portland goal, but Angerer managed to slap the ball away from the line at the last moment.
The Spirit finally return home next weekend to play Sky Blue FC at Maureen Hendricks Field at 7 PM on May 16th.
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Washington Spirit Lineup
Kelsey Wys; Katherine Reynolds, Megan Oyster, Estelle Johnson, Whitney Church (Alex Singer 75′); Tori Huster, Joanna Lohman (Caroline Miller 86′), Angela Salem (Amanda Da Costa 68′); Christine Nairn, Crystal Dunn, Francisca Ordega,
Subs not used: Emily Lillard, Tiffany Weimer, Caprice Dydasco, Jennifer Skogerboe
Portland Thorns FC Lineup
Nadine Angerer, Rachel Van Hollebeke (Alyssa Kleiner 74′) , Kat Williamson, Emily Menges, Taylor Comeau (Hanna Terry 70′), Sinead Farrelly, McCall Zerboni, Kendall Johnson, Allie Long, Mana Shim, Sarah Jackson (Kelsey Haycook 81′)
Subs not used: Michelle Betos, Sarah Robbins, Kate Bennett
GOALS 1 2 F
Portland Thorns FC 1 1 2
Washington Spirit 2 0 2
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assist
1 3 Spirit Crystal Dunn –
2 14 Spirit Francisca Ordega –
3 28 Thorns Mana Shim –
4 51 Spirit Allie Long Mana Shim
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Time Team ## Player Card Reason
24 Portland 16 Rachel Van Hollebeke Yellow Reckless Foul