Monday, June 5, 2017
Sounders Women take down Capital Timbers with four goals
The Sounders Women rebounded from the first loss of the year against Issaquah by dispatching the Capital Timbers with a barrage of goals from the young squad. After a tough match Friday June 2nd that saw the Issaquah Gunners win by a score of 1-0, the ladies in green regrouped and hammered the Timbers to get back on track.
The opening of the game versus Capital Timbers saw the Sounders Women step on the gas and apply pressure. In the 6th minute, Dom Bond-Flasza hit the onion bag to make the game 1-0 Sounders Women and the women kept the pressure on throughout the half. The half time score would stay at 1-0 with the Sounders Women in firm control.
As the second half opened, the theme stayed the same with the Sounders Women pounding away on the Timbers net. In the 56th minute, Kate Bennett scored a great goal and she was quickly followed by Nia Gordon with a goal of her own at the 62nd minute mark.
With the Sounders Women firmly in the driver’s seat on the day, Emily Chaddock added to the goal tally with a goal in the 85th minute. The game ended 4-0 for the Sounders Women.
The young squad has started their season strong but with few games on the schedule, will need to find points to repeat as division champions. Issaquah is leading the WPSL NW Division so the Sounders Women will need to take points on their Portland road trip this weekend. The Sounders Women play FCM Portland Saturday June 10th at Newberg high school stadium at 7pm, then turn around and play Westside Metros Sunday at 5pm at Canestoga middle school.
For a complete schedule, information, and tickets, please go to www.sounderswomen.com.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women
The Sounders U23 and Sounders Women teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings.
The Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Sounders Women play in the WPSL. Featuring current college age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the PDL and the WPSL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the PDL and the WPSL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women VP/GM: Darren Sawatzky (Darrens@SoundersU23.com)