The Houston Dash earned its second win of the young National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season after defeating the Washington Spirit, 1-0, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. The Dash move to 2-1-0 on the season while the Spirit fall to 0-2-1.
Lydia Williams was back in goal for the Dash and Janine van Wyk returned to the lineup. The Dash pressed early, looking to dispossess and attack and almost scored in the 8th minute when Rachel Daly was played into the box from a Janine Beckie ball but her shot far post missed just wide.
Washington’s Steph Labbé was called into action in the 20th minute and finished the evening with five saves.
The Dash goal came in the 28th minute. It was Kealia Ohai who found space on the left and took on Estelle Johnson and got off a right-footed shot from the top of the circle that beat Labbé to the far post corner.