2005 Jun 2Mile High Mustangs 3 - 2 Seattle Sounders Women
31' MH - Guante (Heller)
51' SEA - Garbin (Larsen)
57' MH - Everett (Guante)
66' MH - Antongiovanni (PK)
71' SEA - Arrant
Mile High: Whitney Peterson (Jessica Keller 8'); Ashlie Mihalcin, Kristen Warren, Jamie Norwood; Katie Antongiovanni, Laura Probst, Megan Beasley (Camille Flenniken 78'), Alison Baker (Mary Everett 46'), Ymara Guante; Jessica Heller (Kaitlin Neary 72'), Lauren Ripmaster (Lauren Hoguta 60').
Seattle: Katie Hultin; Shannon Forslund, Karly Larsen (Dylann Tharp 84'), Katie Miyake (Amy Carnell 87'), Kelli Smith; Malia Arrant, Cristan Higa (Laura Hill 66'), Chalise Baysa, Mary Kuder (Jamie Krofta 73'); Nicole Garbin, Brenda Mueller.
Match report from the Sounders:
The Seattle Sounders Women fell to the Mile High Mustangs in Denver as the Mustangs now lead the 2005 series between the two teams 2-0. Goals by Sounders midfielders Nicole Garbin and Malia Arrant were not enough to surpass the three goals netted by the Mustang offense.
With the Mustangs ahead 1-0 at the half the Sounders Women came out aggressive and Nicole Garbin, in her first match with the Women, netted her first goal of the young season off an assist from Karly Larsen, who was also playing in her first match as a Sounder.
Later in the second half Mile High was able to capitalize on a rebound from the Sounders defense to get ahead on the scoreboard, 2-1.
Minutes later a Sounders Women's defender was called for a handball in the penalty box resulting in a penalty kick for the Mustangs. Mile High took advantage of the opportunity and netted their third goal of the game, now leading 3-2.
In a desperate attempt score the Sounders Women press hard in the offensive half of the field. A foul was called on the Mustangs, resulting in a free kick of the Sounders. Midfielder, Malia Arrant took the free kick and scored. The Sounders Women were now only one goal away from tying the match.
Unfortunately the Sounders Women could not come up with one more goal before the final whistle.
Tonight the Sounders Women brought the effort but could not capitalize on the many chances they created. Assistant Coach Peter Hattrup traveled with the team for their three game road trip and said, "Tonight we played at a higher altitude then we typically train in and we were still able to create chances, even in the last 30 seconds of the match, we just could not finish them."
With the victory tonight the Mustangs are now in a place they have never been: the top of the W-League's Western Conference.
Seattle brought a 1-1-1 record to town, and their first win of the season was a big one. They snapped the defending league champion Vancouver Whitecaps' 31-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory last Wednesday in Seattle.
Mile High Seattle
Shots: 10 9
Saves: 2 3
Corners: 4 3
Fouls: 8 7
Offsides: 5 1
Referees: Kira Chafee; Alan Kopelove, Vincent Rofe