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Sounders Women score 21 goals during opening weekend

The Seattle Sounders Women, had an exciting start to their season with two wins.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:25am
  • Sports

The following is a press release from the Seattle Sounders Women.

The 2018 #Reloaded Sounders Women unleashed their weapons on THUSC Diamonds on Friday, May 25 at Starfire Sports Complex scoring 10 goals in the opening WPSL game.

The Women followed the dominating performance with an 11-0 shellacking of the WPFC Women’s team in a friendly match at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.

May 25 marked a double header evening at Starfire Sports Stadium with a large crowd, beer garden and back to back games with the Sounders Women playing at 5 p.m. and the Sounders U23 team playing at 7:30p.m.

The women wasted little time with recent US Women’s U23 National Team call up, Morgan Weaver, smashing the net first. Aleea Gwerder added another and the Sounders Women were on a tear. Dominating in every statistical category, Pascale Dumesil added a goal and Nia Gordon punched in two more. Olivia Van der Jagt also scored two goals and Abi Kim got in the act to bring the total to eight goals on the night. Not to be outdone, India Jencks and Mireya Grey tallied the final two goals to end the game 10-0 in favor of the host Sounders Women.

With less than 24 hours rest, head coach Scott Ford rolled out his ladies in green to take on local set up WPFC Women in a friendly at Sunset Stadium in Sumner on Saturday, May 26.

Taking off where they left the previous night, Nia Gordon dropped a 30 yard worm burner to open the scoring 22 seconds into the game. Weaver popped a second in for the women taking the lead 2-0 into half time.

The second half saw the Sounders Women open with a higher level and the score line would grow. Grey found another on the weekend and Georgia Cloepfil added another goal. Bethany Balcer, Dimensil, and Makenna Carr scored as well, but Weaver put her stamp on the game scoring 4 second half goals to bring her total to five in the game and six on the weekend.

With 21 goals in the opening weekend, the Sounders Women look to be a formidable force in the WPSL NW Division in 2018.

Next up for the women is a trip to Oregon and a two game weekend over June 9 and June 10. The women return to play their next home game on June 30 at Starfire Sports Stadium against OSA Women.

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