Mile High Mustangs 1 -
1 Seattle Sounders Select Women
Brooks Field, Arvada, CO
44' MH - Neaton (Armstrong)
45' SEA - Birks
Mile High: Whitney Peterson; Lee, Roberge, Gardiner, Machamer (DiMatteo 75'); Janice Armstrong, Schoeck, Westinghouse (Buffington 56'), Gaeggler; Kenyon, Natalie Neaton.
Seattle: Lindsey Jorgensen; Tari Beck, Shannon Forslund, Jen
Birks, Sheryl Williams (Nicole Martinez 54'); Joanie Gerpheide (Michelle
Zentz 64'), Tara Bilanski, Rachel Rodrick, ?; Tami Bennett, Karen Hardy
(Kaitlin Miyake 67').
The Seattle Sounders Select Women survived playing at altitude and a first half rain storm, and tied the Mile High Mustangs 1-1 in a W-League match.
The evenly played maatch saw both teams score their only goals of the game within one minute of each other. Mile High took a 1-0 lead when forward Natalie Neaton scored in 44th minute. Mustangs midfielder Janice Armstrong took a corner kick which Neaton was able to control, shoot and score on.
The Select Women tied the score in the 45th minute. Defender and assistant coach Jen Birks scored her first goal of the season. Birks intercepted a clearing pass from the Mustangs defense. She moved in on goal and took a low shot that beat Mile High goalkeeper Whitney Peterson for the match-tying goal.
The overtime session had Mile High outshooting Seattle 8 to 7 and 27 to 17 for the match. Select Women's goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen made seven saves to earn the tie.
The two teams tied 1-1 in their other encounter on June 9 in Seattle. The Select Women move on tomorrow to play at the Fort Collins Force.
Post Game Quotes: Select Women's Coach Chance Fry:
"It's always tough playing at altitude. But I thought we played well for the full 90 minutes tonight. I thought that tonight we jelled as a team. You want to win every game, but that's very tough, like tonight when you play a quality opponent on the road. For Mile High, I thought that Natalie (Neaton) played well as well as Janice Armstrong. Mile High has some talented players on their team."
Mile High Seattle
Shots: 27 17
Saves: 7 6
Corners: 6 4
Fouls: 17 10
Offsides: 2 1
1 caution each
Referee: Rob Keiffer; Asst Refs: Jackie Conley, Sean Daly; 4th: Grant