2005 Jul 18

Seattle Sounders Women  2 - 1  Fort Collins Force
Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, WA

12' SEA - Baysa (Arrant)
21' SEA - Garbin

72' FC - Kreft

Seattle: Katie Hultin; Shannon Forslund, Sarah Groves, Karly Larsen, Nicole Martinez; Katie Miyake (Mary Kuder 58'), Malia Arrant, Janelle Munnis, Brenda Mueller (Amy Carnell 37'); Chalise Baysa (Patty Blankenship 58'), Nicole Garbin (Kelli Smith 64').

Fort Collins: Katherine Forbis; Christy Harms, Meggie Fightmaster, Lauren Dieter (Amy Snider 90'); Megan Bellinder (Lauren Spacht 78'), Laura Jackson, Sara Sedgwick, Micah Stephens, Kristin Underwood (Renee Kreft 72'); Jayme Beamer (Lindsey Ralph 88'), Katy Robertson. Substitutes not used: Carla Quinn, Kerry Greer, Annette Dyke.

Match report from the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders Women bounced back from a three-game losing streak with a win over the Fort Collins Force 2-1 Monday night at Starfire Sports Complex.

Sounders forwards Chalise Baysa and Nicole Garbin each produced one goal after battling against an aggressive Force defense in the first half.

In the 12th minute, Baysa completed an unassisted goal off a rebound from Malia Arrant's shot from 22 yards out. Arrant's shot struck the top cross bar and ricocheted to the head of Baysa who finished the first goal of the game over Force goalkeeper Katie Forbis.

On an unassisted goal just nine minutes later, Garbin added to the score on a driven shot from the right side of the penalty box giving the Sounders Women a 2-0 lead.

The second half brought excitement as both teams constantly fought for the ball. Force defender Renee Kreft scored the final goal of the game off a free kick 20 yards out from the goal. It came in the 72nd minute to finalize the score at 2-1.

The Seattle Sounders Women will play their last match of 2005 at Qwest Field at 4 PM on Saturday, July 23rd as they take on the San Diego Gauchos. The Women's match is part of the double-header night where the Seattle Sounders Men play host to the Minnesota Thunder at 7 PM.

         Seattle  Fort Collins
Shots:      21       12
Saves:       4        8
Corners:     2        2
Fouls:      13       17
Offsides:    0        1

52' FC - Fightmaster cautioned.

Referees: Debora Brock; Nathan Lacy, Ignacio Garcia
Attendance: 200