Boyds, Md., (8/26/19) – Spirit forward Ashley Hatch has been nominated for the NWSL Goal of the Week Award for her headed effort in the 59th minute of the Spirit’s match at Audi Field against the Orlando Pride.
Hatch made a clever diagonal run through the penalty area, freeing her enough to connect with a Tori Huster cross that was whipped in from the right flank. The bullet header flew past Orlando goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, putting the Spirit up for good.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) August 25, 2019
Hatch ranks fourth in the NWSL in shots on target with 20 this year and has scored five goals for the Spirit thus far.
Spirit fans can vote for Hatch’s save via Twitter. Voting closes 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Vote for Week 19 #NWSL Goal of the Week.
— NWSL (@NWSL) August 26, 2019
Hatch and the Spirit will be back in action in Orlando this Saturday, August 31, against the Orlando Pride. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Spirit fans can stream the game on NBC Sports Washington and Monumental Sports Network.