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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Washington Spirit closed out preseason with a 1-0 victory over the University of North Carolina on Saturday evening. In the eighth minute Spirit goalkeeper Kelsey Wys sent a booming kick down the middle of the field to Estefi Banini. Banini took control of the ball about 40 yards from goal and evaded multiple defenders before dribbling forward and rocketing her shot past the UNC goalkeeper. Neither side found a goal before the final whistle blew, and the match concluded 1-0 in favor of the Spirit.
Read the full match report here
UPCOMING SPIRIT MATCHES
The Washington Spirit will begin its 2015 season on the road facing the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday, April 10th at 8:30pm ET.
The Spirit will make its home debut against defending NWSL Champions FC Kansas City at Maureen Hendricks Field the following weekend on Saturday, April 18th at 7 p.m. This match will feature eight current U.S. Women’s National Team players. The Washington Spirit boasts national team members Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris, and Crystal Dunn, while FC Kansas City features Lauren Holiday, Amy Rodriguez, Becky Sauerbrunn, Heather O’Reilly, and Nicole Barnhart. This is your chance to see these players in action before they head off to the Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer! Come out and #PACKTHEPLEX
Get tickets for the home opener here!
NATIONAL TEAM NEWS
The USWNT beat New Zealand 4-0 on Saturday in front of a record breaking crowd in St. Louis. The US team opened scoring in the 14th minute and then scored 3 goals in rapid succession between the 76th and the 81st minutes. Ali Krieger started for the US, and Ashlyn Harris was an available sub. The two teams will meet again in a closed game on Monday. The US has three more friendlies in May in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup this summer.
Read full recap here
TWEET OF THE WEEK
This week’s Spirit Player Tweet of the Week goes to the “punny” Tori Huster! (@torihuster) P.S. read Tiffany Weimer’s (@TiffanyWeimer) blog here for this to make much more sense