Monday, May 23, 2016
Sounders Women win WPSL opener versus Vancouver
The Sounders Women took on Vancouver NSGSC to open the 2016 WPSL season. The young, eager group wasted no time getting on the board with Kaycie Tillman hammering home goal number one for the Sounders Women. Becca Candler then stepped up to bury a penalty kick to make the score line 2-0.
The game saw many corner-kicks for the Sounders Women as they poured the heat on Vancouver. Megan Connolly and Maddy Schultz hassled the Vancouver defense with shots on target that just missed. Cassie Miller was called into service but made the save late in the first half for the Sounders Women. The teams went into halftime at 2-0 for the Sounders Women.
The second half started much like the first half ended with the Sounders Women attacking the Vancouver end. Kate Bennet just missed a shot over the bar and in the 72nd minute, Kelli Sullivan powered home a shot with an assist to Candler. The game ended with a 3-0 victory for the Sounders Women.
The Sounders Women play again at home on June 4th in a game versus Issaquah Gunners. Game time is 7:30pm at Starfire Stadium. Tickets and information can be found at www.sounderswomen.com.