2001 Jul 15

Seattle Sounders Select Women  2 - 2  Vancouver Breakers
Issaquah HS, Issaquah, WA

16' VAN  - Maglio (Sinclair)
53' SEA - Bennett  (Beck)
54' VAN - Neil (Conner)
84' SEA - Miyake (Zentz)

Seattle: Lindsey Jorgensen; Shannon Forslund (Michelle Zentz 78'), Christina Harsaghy, Tari Beck, Devvyn Hawkins; Tara Bilanski, Rachel Rodrick, Nicole Martinez (Sanya Jenkins 34'), Haley van Blommestein (Katie Miyake 66'); Tami Bennett, Karen Hardy.

Vancouver: Nicci Wright; Courtenay Matheson (Sophie Spilborghs 77'), Randee Hermus, Gillian Hicks (Sandi Potis 66'), Liz Conner; Leah Robinson, Geri Donnelly (Lyanne Westie 45'), Andrea Neil, Sarah Cunningham (Tammy Crawford 45'); Sara Maglio, Christine Sinclair (Katie Lee 78').

Match summary from the Seattle Sounders Select Women:

The Seattle Sounders Select Women scored a match-tying goal in the 84th minute to tie the Vancouver Breakers 2-2 in double overtime. Forward Katie Miyake scored the match-tying goal for Seattle. The Select Women are unbeaten in their last seven games.

US Women's U-21 National Team player Devvyn Hawkins made her debut for the Select Women.

Miyake's goal helped the Select Women end a two-match losing streak to Vancouver. In the 84th minute Seattle was able to score on a quick counter attack. Second half sub Michelle Zentz had a run with the ball down the left center space by the penalty area. Zentz' pass to Miyake was good enough to give Miyake a good angle shot. Miyake's shot beat the Vancouver goalkeeper Nicci Wright to the short side.

Vancouver got onto the board first in the 16th minute when Sara Maglio received a tricky back pass from Christine Sinclair. Maglio then took a couple of touches and fired a shot from about 14 yards out past Seattle goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen.

Seattle equalized in the 53rd minute when Tami Bennett blasted a shot from about 30 yards out to beat the Vancouver goalkeeper after a pass from Tari Beck. But less than two minutes later, Vancouver countered when Liz Conner passed the ball to Andrea Neil who slipped the ball past Jorgensen.

Neither team were able to score in the two ten-minute sudden-death overtime periods. Vancouver out shot Seattle 4-0 in overtime sessions.

Vancouver lead the Select Women by five points in the Western Conference and have played two less games. Seattle have three regular season games remaining.

Post Match Quotes: Sounders Select Women's Head Coach Chance Fry:

It was great to be able to battle back and get a tie. I thought that we played pretty well against Vancouver tonight. It would have been nice to score the game-winning goal in overtime. We tried to push our players forward in overtime. This result will give us confidence against Vancouver if we meet them in the playoffs.
        Seattle  Vancouver
Shots:     12       18
Saves:      4        3
Corners:    8        4
Fouls:     11       13
Offsides:   2        0

57' SEA - van Blommestein cautioned.

Referee: Cameron Carey; Asst Refs: Josh Wilkens, Peter Anderson; 4th: Doug Pinski
Attendance: 536