Seattle Sounders Select Women
1 - 4 Vancouver Breakers
Issaquah HS, Issaquah, WA
17' SEA - van Blommestein (Hardy)
66' VAN - Sinclair (Potis)
70' VAN - Crawford (Potis)
75' VAN - Rozwadowska (Crawford)
86' VAN - Allen
Seattle: Lindsey Jorgensen; Tari Beck, Shannon Forslund, Christina Harsaghy; Haley van Blommestein (Morgan 82'), Rachel Rodrick, Joanie Gerpheide (Michelle Zentz 70'), Laurie Klein, Sheryl Williams (Sanya Jenkins 79'); Karen Hardy, Tami Bennett (Kaitlin Miyake 75').
Vancouver: Nicci Wright; Sophie Spilborghs, Randee Hermus, Sandi
Potis, Liz Conner; Sara Maglio, Geri Donnelly, Tammy Crawford (Amber Allen
76'), Diana Artuso; Christine Sinclair (Lyanne Westie 83'), Rosalyn Hicks
(Wanda Rozwadowski 56').
The Seattle Sounders Select Women played well early, but lost momentum in the second half, losing 4-1 to the Vancouver Breakers in their first ever home match in the W-League.
Vancouver dominated the second half, finding the back of the net four
times in a twenty minute span. Midfielder Christine Sinclair caught Sounders
keeper Lindsey Jorgensen off guard in the 66th minute off a corner kick
from defender Sandi Potis to start the scoring spree. In the 70th minute
Vancouver again used a quick restart off the corner as Potis found midfielder
Tammy Crawford waiting in the box to head in her goal. In the 75th minute,
Crawford assisted second half substitute midfielder Vanda Rozwadowska's
goal. In the 86th minute, Vancouver Forward Amber Allen capitalized on
a Sounders defensive mistake, scoring the final goal.
Seattle, who had the run of play in the first half, scored first when midfielder Haley vanBlommestein finisheded from 15 yards out after beating the Vancouver goalkeeper Nicci Wright on a breakaway pass from forward Karen Hardy in the 17th minute.
The loss by the Select Women drops their record to 2-2-0, 8 points, while Vancouver improves to 3-0-0, with 14 points. The Breakers outshot the Select Women 14 to 4. Vancouver had defeated Seattle, 3-0, on May 19 to start the W-League season.
Post Game Quotes: Select Women's Head Coach Chance Fry:
"Again you have to give Vancouver a lot of credit. They were able to wear us down in the second half. We were the stronger team in the first half, but soccer is a two-half game. We will be able to rebound from this for next week's game against Mile High. I did think that the fans were great tonight."
Shots: 4 14
Saves: 6 2
Corners: 3 9
Fouls: 4 4
Offsides: 7 1
Referee: Susan Cole, Asst Refs: Rachel Berg, Julie Hosking, 4th: Carl