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Reign FC extends unbeaten streak to five games
July 12th, 2013 3:14AM

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[NWSL REWIND: Week 14] It could be a case of too little too late, but the Seattle Reign FC continued its turnaround with a 3-2 win over the Western New York Flash Thursday night in front of 2,514 at Starfire Stadium.

Seattle got goals from Christine Nairn, Jessica Fishlock and Megan Rapinoe and a big game in goal from Hope Solo, who made eight saves. Reign FC began its first NWSL season with a 0-9-1 record but is unbeaten in its last five games.

Abby Wambach
scored both goals for the Flash to give her nine for the season, but Solo made two big saves on Wambach in the second half to hold off Western New York.

Wednesday ...

Adriana Leon, who came over from Boston in a trade in June, scored the first goal from the penalty spot and and assist on Ella Masar's goal to lead the Chicago Red Stars to a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit.

Chicago was frustrated in the early going as Inka Grings had a penalty kick stopped by Spirit goalie Ashlyn Harris and fellow German Sonja Fuss had a free kick hit the near post.

Chicago is 3-1-1 in its last five games and moved to within one point of fifth-place Boston. The loss left Washington with 1-9-4 record and 0-2-1 under new coach Mark Parsons.

NWSL RESULTS, Week 14
Thursday, July 11
Seattle 3 Western NY 2.
WNY: Abby Wambach (Brittany Taylor) 10
SEA: Jessica Fishlock (Jessica McDonald) 14
SEA: Megan Rapinoe  44
WNY: Abby Wambach (pen.) 47
SEA: Christine Nairn (Elli Reed) 83
Att.: 2,534.

Wednesday, July 10
Washington 0 Chicago 2.
CHI: Adriana Leon (pen.) 63
CHI: Ella Masar (Adriana Leon) 71
Red Card: Washington -- Connie Pohlers 90.
Att.: 2,593.

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 14
Saturday, July 13
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
Sunday, July 14
Portland vs. Western NY
Chicago vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Washington

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
30 Sky Blue FC 9-3-3 25/15
26 Portland 8-4-2 18/13
24 FC Kansas City 7-4-3 21/14
22 Western NY 6-4-4 24/16
19 Boston 5-5-4 23/22
18 Chicago 5-6-3 16/20
12 Seattle 3-9-3 14/25
7 Washington 1-9-4 10/26

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
9+2 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
8 Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)
5 Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC)
5 Alex Morgan (Portland)
5 Renae Cuellar (FC Kansas City/Seattle)
5 Monica Ocampo (Sky Blue FC)

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 15
Saturday, July 20
Chicago vs. Washington
Kansas City vs. Seattle
Sunday, July 21
Western NY vs. Sky Blue FC
Boston vs. Portland

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 16
Wednesday, July 24
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
Thursday, July 25
Seattle vs. Chicago
Saturday, July 27
Washington vs. Boston
Sunday, July 28
Portland vs. Chicago

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