YUMA, AZ—The Sounders Women opened the 2015 season in fine form scoring 9 goals after conceding an early goal to the Arizona Strikers in the first minute of play on Sunday, May 24th in Yuma, Arizona. The W-League season opened for the Rave Green Women on a beautiful grass field at Desert Sun Stadium.
Mele French opened the scoring in the 17th minute for the Sounders Women to tie the game on an assist from Simone Kolander. Nearly two minutes later Allie Jackstadt would score the go ahead goal followed quickly by Ashley Clark opening her 2015 account on an assist from Morgan Reuther. Reuther then responded in the 26th minute with a goal of her own from Jackstadt.
As the Sounders Women pounded the Arizona goal, French again hit pay dirt off a dish from Cali Farquarson. Reuther and French then combined again with Reuther finishing the sixth goal of the night in the 72nd minute. Brianna Hooks got in on the act with a goal in the 84th minute after an Alex Arlitt shot on goal. Farquarson scored a goal in the 87th minute on a clever ball played by French, then dished a beauty of her own to Clark who scored the final goal to make it 9-1 in the 90th minute.
“All credit goes to the players in this game,” says Sounders Women Head Coach Hubert Busby Jr, “After a long trip they came together as a group. They scored some great team goals and set the standard for the season to come.”
The Sounders Women play again this Saturday, May 30th at home against the Colorado Storm at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.sounderswomen.com .
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