Monday, June 6, 2016
Sounders Women take points from Issaquah
The Sounders Women played the Issaquah Gunners on Saturday, June 4th and came away with a 2-1 victory. The meeting brought together two of the top teams in the WPSL Northwest Division and the game met the expectations.
The game started with a physical challenge in the opening minutes with Cassie Miller forced to make a save on an early Issaquah attempt. The Gunners hit the post after 20 minutes and looked to score but the Sounders Women kept them off the board with some stellar defending from Dominique Bond-Fiasza, and Kaylene Pang at the back.
The Sounders Women battled back and found some quality possession which led to a shot on target from Karlene White but the shot was saved by the Issaquah goalkeeper. At the half, the game was tied at 0-0.
The second half started much as the beginning of the game had. The physical match up saw Becca Candler go down with a knee injury on a tackle from behind. Candler would not return to the game.
White finally broke through with a goal to put the Sounders Women up 1-0. Almost immediately, the Gunners earned a penalty kick and converted to knot the game at 1-1.
The Sounders Women were taking pressure but not breaking as the game hit the late stages. With only moments left on the clock White came through with her second of the night at the Sounders Women found three points with a 2-1 victory.
Now 2-0, the Sounders Women will look to build on the momentum with a double header weekend on June 11th and June 12th. At 2pm on June 11th, the Sounders Women will play at Mercer Island high school against the Portland Spartans. The Women will then turn around and play Eugene on Sunday, June 12th at Starfire Sports at 6:30pm.