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Houston Dash Earn 1-0 Victory over Kansas City NWSL

June 6, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Houston Dash News Release

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Houston Dash enter the international break with back-to-back victories after their 1-0 triumph on the road against Kansas City NWSL this afternoon.

Dash midfielder Kristie Mewis found defender Katie Naughton off a corner kick in the 79th minute for the only goal of the game. Naughton's header beat Kansas City goalkeeper Abby Smith for her first goal with the Dash. The defender last scored in 2018 as a member of the Chicago Red Stars.

Houston's best opportunity of the first half came in the 23rd minute off a cross from defender Ally Prisock. The defender's cross was recycled inside the box prior to a first-touch pass from Mewis intended for Shea Groom. The ball was collected by Smith outside the six-yard box just before Groom could get a final touch.

Kansas City was denied the opening goal of the game two minutes later after forward Mariana Larroquette was called offside. Kansas City was awarded a free kick near midfield and an unmarked Larroquette had an open header outside the six-yard box that found the back of the net.

Forward Bri Visalli forced a close call in the 48th minute after her cross was fumbled outside the box by Smith, Veronica Latsko was there to pressure the ball, but her effort went just wide of the near post.

Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell preserved her first clean sheet of the season with a key save in the 88th minute. Darian Jenkins got behind the backline with room to shoot from inside the box, but Campbell was well positioned to make the save at the top corner of the near post. The Dash goalkeeper finished with three saves today.

Campbell and Mewis will join the U.S. Women's National Team upon their return to Houston for a pair of friendlies at BBVA Stadium as part of the USWNT Summer Series. The four-time FIFA Women's World Cup champions will face Portugal on June 10 and Jamaica on June 13. For tickets and additional information, visit

The Dash return to league play on Sunday, June 20 when they make their inaugural visit to Lynn Family Stadium in Kentucky to face Racing Louisville FC. Houston return to BBVA Stadium on Saturday, June 26 to face the Orlando Pride. For tickets and additional information, visit


Kansas City NWSL (0-3-2; 2 pts.) 0-1 Houston Dash (2-2-1; 7 pts.)

2021 NWSL Regular Season - Week 4

Legends Field - Kansas City, Kansas

Attendance: 4,265



Kansas City NWSL 0 0 0

Houston Dash 0 1 1

HOU: Katie Naughton 1 (Kristie Mewis 2) 79


Kansas City NWSL: Abby Smith; Kristen Edmonds (Madeline Nolf 83), Rachel Corsie, Elizabeth Ball, Michelle Maemone; Katie Bowen, Gaby Vincent, Michele Vasconcelos (Allie Hess 83); Mariana Larroquette (Jéssica Silva 74), Amy Rodriguez (c), Darian Jenkins

Unused substitutes: Nicole Barnhart, Addie McCain, Jaycie Johnson, Sydney Miramontez, Kate Del Fava, Mallory Weber

Total shots: 14 (Rachel Corsie and Darian Jenkins tied with 3); Shots on goal: 3 (Darian Jenkins 2); Fouls: 11 (Michelle Maemone and Katie Bowen tied with 2); Offside: 4 (Amy Rodriguez 2); Corner kicks: 8; Saves: 4 (Abby Smith 4)

Houston Dash: Jane Campbell; Ally Prisock (Jamia Fields 73), Katie Naughton, Megan Oyster, Haley Hanson; Kristie Mewis, Shea Groom (Makamae Gomera-Stevens 73), Gabby Seiler; Bri Visalli (Maria Sanchez 61), Veronica Latsko (Jasmyne Spencer 73), Rachel Daly (C)

Unused substitutes: Lindsey Harris, Emily Ogle, Maegan Rosa

Total shots: 14 (Veronica Latsko and Rachel Daly tied with 3); Shots on goal: 5 (Five players tied with 1); Fouls: 18 (Gabby Seiler and Bri Visalli tied with 3); Offside: 2 (Rachel Daly 2); Corner kicks: 2; Saves: 3 (Jane Campbell 3)


HOU: Ally Prisock (caution; persistent infringement) 19

HOU: Shea Groom (caution; foul) 27

KC: Abby Smith (caution; foul) 27

HOU: Gabby Seiler (caution; foul) 40

HOU: Kristie Mewis (caution; foul) 52

HOU: Megan Oyster (caution; foul) 89


Referee: Alexandra Billeter

Assistant Referee: Deleana Quan

Assistant Referee: Ashlee Varnson

Fourth Official: Drew Klemp

Weather: 85 degrees, mostly cloudy

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