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Boyds, Md., (10/7/19) – Spirit goalkeeper Shae Yanez has been nominated for NWSL Save of the Week Award for her reflex save in stoppage time of Washington’s 3-0 win over Orlando.
Orlando forward Rachel Hill played a pinpointed cross directly in front of the Spirit net in the 5th minute of stoppage time. Pride midfielder Abby Elinsky rose up and headed the cross towards the net, but Yanez instinctively grabbed the header with her heels on the goal line, preserving the Spirit’s clean sheet.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) October 7, 2019
Yanez subbed into the match in the 79th minute, which was her NWSL debut. The instinctive save, was just her second ever, as she made her first impression for the Spirit.
Spirit fans can vote for Yaenez’s save via the NWSL’s Twitter. Voting closes 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Washington will travel to Portland to take on the Thorns on Saturday, Oct. 12. The match will be streaming online on Monumental Sports and will be televised on NBC Sports Washington.