WUSA Summaries (July 29): San Diego shows the Spirit

The San Diego Spirit won back-to-back games for the first time this season, beating Atlanta, 3-1, three days after it upset Bay Area, 2-0. Bay Area's 2-1 win over Carolina moved the CyberRays into a tie for first place with Atlanta. The Spirit moved into fifth place and Boston moved into sixth place ahead of Washington and Carolina with a 2-1 win over the Freedom. July 29 in San Diego San Diego 3 Atlanta 1. Goals: MacMillan 22, MacMillan (Tietjen, Akide) 54, Koleski (Akide) 77; Bivens (Krzykowski, Burt) 57. San Diego -- Nordby, Fan, Tietjen, Wen, Boxx (Arkenberg 82), Fawcett, Foudy, Mascaro (Pierce 73), Akide (Kester 81), Koleski (Wycinsky 88), MacMillan. Atlanta -- Scurry (Wilson 21), N.Augustyniak, Krzykowski, Nonen, Smith (Walsh 59), Bivens, Sawa (Blalack 45), Serlenga, Hooper, Parlow (Burt 45), Sun (Gragg 68). Yellow Cards: San Diego -- Fan Yunjie 24, Boxx 31, Kester 85; Atlanta -- Smith 13, Blalack 76. Referee: Ricardo Salazar. Att.: 6,155. July 29 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Carolina 1 Bay Area 2. Goals: Clark (Sissi) 58, Katia (Clark) 67; Overbeck (Baxter) 62. Bay Area -- Beene, Bryan, Chastain, Lindsey, Nanez, Dorn, Sissi, Venturini (Little 77), Bell (Cook 70), Katia (Horvath 89), Murray (Clark 54). Carolina -- Luckenbill, Bengtsson, Burt, Overbeck, Wilson, Baxter, Riise, Roberts (Stone 84), Burtini, Florance (Hansen 55), Fotopoulos Yellow Card: Carolina -- Baxter 11. Referee: Peter Kokolski. Att.: 5,041. July 29 in Boston Boston 2 Washington 1. Goals: Mellgren (Lilly, Massengale) 25, Mellgren (Lilly) 44; Bai (Davey) 71. Washington -- Mullinix, Cromwell (Roseli 85), Little, Moore, Stoecker, Bai, French (Davey 68), Grubb, Makinen (Gerardo 45), Pretinha (Baumgardt 62), Hamm. Yellow Cards: Boston -- Aldama 76; Washington -- Hamm 90. Boston -- Ducar, Aldama, Massengale, McCann, Raygor, Sobrero, Foster (Powell 79), Hucles, Lilly, Meinert, Mellgren (Kemp 86). Referee: Sandra Hunt. Att.: 11,681.
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