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Thorns shatter league scoring records with 7-1 win
July 14th, 2014 2:14AM
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[NWSL: Week 13] The Portland Thorns FC established three NWSL records on Sunday afternoon, including most goals scored in a match, as it recorded a a 7-1 victory against FC Kansas City before 9,672 fans at Providence Park.

Spaniard Veronica Boquete scored the first goal in the 3rd minute and finished with two goals and two assists -- a new Thorns' record for a single game. Allie Long also had two goals for the Thorns, who were up 2-0 after 15 minutes and led 3-1 at the half. Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair both had a goal and an assist and Amber Brooks added the last goal in the 88th minute.

The six-goal margin of victory was the largest in NWSL history, while the two teams combined to score the most goals in a single game in league history.

SATURDAY. Canadian veteran Melissa Tancredi scored her first NWSL goal in the 8th minute on a pass from rookie Julie Johnston, and the goal held up to give the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign FC that ended its league-record 16-game unbeaten streak.

Another Canadian, Diane Matheson, scored her seventh goal of the season to lead the Washington Spirit to a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in front of 3,134 fans in Rochester, N.Y.

FRIDAY. Rookie Kealia Ohai scored both goals to lead the Houston Dash to a 2-1 comeback win over the Boston Breakers in a battle of the NWSL's bottom two teams.

NWSL WEEK 14, Results:
Wednesday, July 9
Chicago 1 Portland 1
Friday, July 11
Houston 2 Boston 1
Saturday, July 12
Western NY 0 Washington 1
Chicago 0 Seattle 1
Sunday, July 13
Portland 7 FC Kansas City 1

NWSL Standings:
42 Seattle 13-1-3 34/14
33 FC Kansas City 10-5-3 31/24
26 Washington 8-7-2 27/33
25 Chicago 7-6-4 22/18
23 Western NY 7-9-2 30/23
25 Portland 7-6-4 29/23
16 Houston 5-10-1 19/29
16 Sky Blue FC 3-7-7 16/30
11 Boston 3-12-2 23/37

NWSL Leading Scorers:
12 Kim Little, Seattle
10 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
9 Jodie Taylor, Washington
9 Jessica McDonald, Portland
7 Lauren Holiday, FC Kansas City
7+1 Diane Matheson, Washington
6 Carli Lloyd, Western NY
6 Samantha Kerr
, Western NY

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