Seattle Sounders Select Women
2 - 0 Arizona Heatwave
Issaquah HS, Issaquah, WA
21' SEA - Zentz (Gerpheide)
32' SEA - Rodrick
Seattle: Lindsey Jorgensen; Tari Beck, Shannon Forslund (Sheryl Williams 83'), Christina Harsaghy, Jen Birks; Tara Bilanski, Rachel Rodrick (Haley van Blommestein 83'), Michele Zentz (Sanya Jenkins 56'), Joanie Gerpheide (Nicole Martinez 68'); Tami Bennett (Katie Miyake 83'), Karen Hardy.
Arizona: Ann Marie Hubbard; Robyn Carlson (Jen Medina 56'), Kerrie
Kulak, Sara Ramirez, Dreann Suddock; Carline Critterden, Jen Kelley, Adria
Barchi (Jaclyn Clark 59', Cindy Rogers 83'); Patty Reed, Kristy Franz (Denise
Peck 79'), Kristina Burris (Jen Hernandez 28').
The Seattle Sounders Select Women defeated the Arizona Heatwave 2-0. Select Women's midfielder Michelle Zentz scored the match-winning goal in the 21st minute.
Zentz began the scoring in the 21st minute when she received a short pass from midfielder Joanie Gerpheide. Gerpheide was able to track down a long pass from the midfield. Gerpheide then slipped a pass just out of the reach Arizona goalkeeper Ann Marie Hubbard to Zentz, who tapped the ball into the unguarded net.
The second goal came in the 32nd minute on a shot from Rachel Rodrick. Rodrick's powerful shot was taken from about 35 yards out and beat the outstretched Hubbard by sailing into the top right corner of the goal.
The Sounders Select Women had 30 shots on goal versus Arizona's seven. Select Women's goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen made three saves to record the shutout.
Player of the match for the Sounders Select Women was defender Tari Beck. Beck was the anchor for the defense and played all 90 minutes in the Select Women's shutout effort.
Seattle moves into a tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Vancouver Breakers with 23 points. The Select Women's next game is July 7 against the Portland Rain in Tigard, OR. The Select Women return to Issaquah Stadium against Vancouver on Sunday, July 15 at 5 pm.
Post Match Quotes: Sounders Select Women Head Coach Chance Fry:
"I thought our entire team played well tonight. We were able to take control of the game and not allow Arizona to get much going offensively."
Shots: 30 7
Saves: 3 6
Corners: 5 3
Fouls: 9 11
Offsides: 4 0
32' SEA - Zentz cautioned.
60' ARI - Clark cautioned.
Referee: Eric Knudsen; Asst Refs: Ben Sanchez, Ryan Ottele; 4th: Mark