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Boyds, Md. (5/20/19) – Washington Spirit Midfielder Jordan DiBiasi has earned her first nomination for NWSL goal of the week via her goal against Portland Thorns FC last Saturday.
After the Spirit earned a corner in the 71st minute, DiBiasi stood over the ball from the left side. Dibiasi hit an in-swinging ball towards the goal while Spirit forward Cheyna Matthews screened Portland keeper Britt Eckerstrom. The ball sailed towards the net before curving just under the bar and just over Eckerstrom for the Spirit’s third goal of the night.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) May 19, 2019
After the game, Dibiasi said that it was her first Olimpico style goal saying: “I actually didn’t regularly take corners at school so I’m kinda new to it and then in practice. [Richie Burke] always tells me to aim right under the crossbar so if you miss it goes straight in, and it happened tonight! So I’m pretty happy about it.”
The goal of the week competition is decided by a fan vote, you can vote for Jordan Dibiasi’s corner kick on twitter by clicking the link here.
The goal secured the Spirit’s 3-1 win over the Thorns as Washington is now are 3-1-1 on the season and locked in a three-way tie for 2nd place in the NWSL through week six with 10 points.
DiBiasi also scored last week against in New Jersey against Sky Blue FC, the first goal of her NWSL career, in the Spirit’s 3-2 win at Yurcak Field.