Several Washington Spirit news stories have hit the national media over the past week. Here is a sampling of some of those hot topics, including stories done by Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post.
The Washington Spirit Reserves notched their third consecutive victory in dramatic fashion, knocking off the visiting North Jersey Valkyries 7-0 Saturday evening at special venue site Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. Washington scored early and often in a bursting offense while goalkeeper DiDi Haracic and the stout Spirit defense recorded their third shutout in a row.
The Washington Spirit Reserves will begin their tour of the region with home games being played away from the Maryland SoccerPlex when they take on the North Jersey Valkyries this Saturday, June 1 at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Va. The 2-1-0 Spirit Reserves and 0-1-0 Valkyries will kick off at 4 p.m.
The Washington Spirit Reserves scored early in each half to earn a 2-0 road victory over the Fredericksburg Impact on a cool Memorial Day evening. Ashley Herndon and Katie Yensen each tallied a goal and keeper DiDi Haracic provided some late heroics in the net to earn Washington its second win in a row.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2013 season on Tuesday, honoring the top players in league matches over the previous weekend. Spirit Reserves defender Meghan Cox and forward Ashley Herndon were both named to the elite eleven for their standout performances in Washington’s 2-0 win over the Virginia Beach Piranhas.
Undaunted by their inability to find the net in the first half, the Washington Spirit Reserves resilience paid off with two second half goals to top the Virginia Beach Piranhas Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The final 45 minutes became the ‘tale of two Ashleys’ as goals by both Ashley Herndon and Ashley Spivey proved enough to best the pesky Piranhas.
In their second match of the young summer USL W-League season, Washington Spirit Reserves, the amateur side setup to develop players for future professional action, will host Virgina Beach Piranhas Saturday evening at the Maryland SoccerPlex (Kickoff 7:00 p.m. ET – Field #17).
The Washington Spirit Reserves failed to hold a one-goal lead to the visiting New York Magic, surrendering a pair of goals in final 15 minutes to fall 2-1on a stormy evening at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Magic forward Brittany Pfaff knocked home the game winner in the 86th minute to doom the Washington W-League side.
The Washington Spirit announced today the final open tryout date for the 2013 USL W-League team. Tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday May 1st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Maryland Soccerplex (Field #14) in Boyds, MD. Players must register in order to participate in trials.
the Washington Spirit Reserves have signed three returning players from their previous incarnation D.C. United Women. Midfielder Andi Sullivan, goalkeeper Didi Haracic, and forward Ashley Herndon will rejoin the revamped W-League squad which now falls under the Washington Spirit reserve team banner
The Washington Spirit announced today the signing of United States U-20 National Team forward Alex Doll to the 2013 reserves roster. A current standout at Stanford University, Doll is expected to bolster the Spirit Reserves offense for the upcoming season.
The Washington Spirit announced today that Mark Parsons will serve as the head coach for Spirit Reserves W-League team for the 2013 season. Parsons assumes the lead role after a successful stint at the helm of DC United Women Super 20 team in 2012.
The Washington Spirit Reserves begin their campaign under the national spotlight by hosting the New York Magic in the 2013 season opener on Saturday, May 11th at the Maryland Soccerplex.
The Washington Spirit will host their second and final winter tryout for the 2013 USL W-League and Super-20 teams next Saturday January 12th at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds, MD. Tryouts are slated to run from 8:00AM to 10:00AM on Soccerplex Field #20. Players must register in order to participate.