Lynn Williams, who scored the winning goal in stoppage time of the tournament opener, scored two more goals to give the North Carolina Courage a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit at the NWSL
In the 50th minute, Williams intercepted the ball from Spirit defender Sam Staab and scored into the lower corner of the goal to break a scoreless deadlock. Eleven
minutes later, she scored off a cross from Debinha.
“I think we just kind of wore them down a bit,” said Williams about her first goal. “Originally, I was going
to cross it, and then nobody stopped me.”
The Courage made five lineup changes from the team that beat Portland, 2-1, on Saturday, but Coach Paul Riley brought on Crystal
Dunn, Sam Mewis and Denise O’Sullivan as substitutes after the break.
Wednesday's play opened with a 0-0 tie between Chicago and Portland. The Red Stars started an entirely different team from the one that fell to the Courage on Saturday. The Thorns made six
The game's best chance fell to Morgan Weaver, taken by the Thorns with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 College Draft. The Washington State product had her point-blank
attempt stopped by Chicago keeper Emily Boyd. July 1 in Herriman, Utah Chicago 0 Portland 0. Chicago -- Boyd (Miller, 45), Bingham, Sharples, Davison, Goralski, Colaprico (Rohan, 46), McCaskill, Johnson (Redei, 78), Luebbert (Vasconcelos, 70), Doniak (Hill, 70). Portland
-- Bixby, Pogarch, Westphal, Smithers, Klingenberg (Menges, 46), Ogle, Boureille, Horan (Rodriguez, 69), Sinclair (Salem, 82), Weaver (Lussi, 57), Charley (Everett, 82).