2001 Jun 23

Fort Collins Force  0 - 1  Seattle Sounders Select Women
Boltz Field, Fort Collins, CO

29' SEA - Bennett (PK)

Fort Collins: Emily Oleksiuk; Sadie McClure, Luanne Strom, Marni Polakow, Sigrid Mabel; Robyn Krivacic, Megan Beasley, Emily Schmitt, Lindsey Wile; Phebe-Joy Trotman, Deanna Saracino. Reserves: Jessica Limauro, Cara Bulik, Leslie Montgomery, Jamie Woods, Brittan Rabinovitch, Shannon Poole.

Seattle: Lindsey Jorgensen; Tari Beck, Shannon Forslund, Jen Birks; Christina Harsaghy, Nicole Martinez, Tara Bilanski, Rachel Rodrick, Michelle Zentz; Tami Bennett, Karen Hardy. Reserves: Sheryl Williams, Kim Morgan, Haley van Blommestein, Katie Miyake, Joanie Gerpheide.

Match summary from Seattle Sounders Select Women:

The Seattle Sounders Select Women persevered hot weather and playing the second match of a back-to-back to defeat the Fort Collins Force 1-0 in Fort Collins, CO. Select Women's forward Tami Bennett scored the lone goal on a penalty kick in the 29th minute.  The 90 degree weather was the hottest that the Select had played in this year.

The goal came after Seattle defender Christina Harsaghy sent a cross into the penalty area for forward Michelle Zentz, who controlled the cross and moved towards the goal. She was then fouled by a Force defender, which resulted in a penalty kick call. Bennett took the penalty kick, scoring to the left of the Force goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk.

Goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen for Select Women played well, making seven saves to record the shutout. The Force took a defensive position for most of the match and were able to generate only 12 shots to Seattle's 14.

Post Game Quotes: Select Women's Coach Chance Fry:
"This was an unbelievable effort by our team tonight. They were able to overcome the hot weather tonight as well as playing the second game in two nights. This was a hard fought victory. A big factor in the win is our massage therapist Ron House. Ron did a great job in getting the women ready for tonight's game on short notice."

        Fort Collins  Seattle
Shots:       12         14
Saves:        7          7
Corners:      3          1
Fouls:       15         10
Offsides:     4          1

41' FC - Polakow cautioned
70' FC - Strom cautioned
78' FC - Beck cautioned
90' FC - Krivacil cautioned

Referee: Eric Bryan; Asst Refs: John Millar, Sean Daley; 4th: Aaron Miller
Attendance: 280