2003 Jun 13

Arizona Heatwave  2 - 3  Seattle Sounders Women
Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ

12' ARI - Cristiana
32' SEA - Mueller (Rodrick)
37' ARI - Eddleman (Sabato)
40' SEA - Munnis (Gamble)
56' SEA - Gamble (Milyak)

Arizona: Laura Janke; Shawn Reynolds (Holly Azevedo 85'), Amy LePeilbet, Krista McKendree, Christine Gluck; Twila Kaufman (Leigh Clark 53'), Tracey Spinelli, Tennli Ulicny (Cindy Rogers 75'); Lindsey Eddleman, Sierra Cristiano (Julie Williford 62'), Lori Sabato (Pam Bedzrah 65'). Substitutes not used: Lisa Hartley, Katrin Casey.

Seattle: Meghan Miller; Shannon Forslund, Dana Kimble, Nikki Gamble, Wynne McIntosh; Rachel Rodrick, Alicia Milyak (Hayley McNallan 80'), Haley VanBlommestein, Melissa Bennett (Shelby Brownfield 81'); Brenda Mueller, Janelle Munnis. Substitutes not used: Lisa Brookens.

Match report from the Sounders Women:

The Sounder Women kick off their four game road trip with a gutsy 3-2 win against the Arizona Heatwave. The Sounders found themselves trailing early when Sierra Cristiano bent a beautiful free kick into the top corner. Seattle tallied back when Brenda Mueller got behind the defence and finished off the pass from Rachell Rodrick. A few minutes later Heatwave forward Lindsey Eddleman finished a great cross with a fantastic volley. The Sounder women battle back agian to tie the score, Nikki Gamble made a great run with the ball and knocked it forward to Janelle Munnis, Janelle put it low and in the near corner, the keeper never had a chance. About fifteen minutes into the second half, the Sounders outside midfielders connected on a great goal. Alecia Milyak crossed the ball to a wide open Nikki Gamble who shot it first time into the top corner. This put the Sounders up for good, Meghan Miller dealt with a few potential threats late in the game but made it look easy to preserve the victory for the Sounders.

         Arizona   Seattle
Shots:      15       12
Saves:       7        9
Corners:     8        4
Fouls:      14       10
Offsides:    1        2