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Sauerbrunn Lifts Freedom to Tie

April 11, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - magicJack News Release


BOYDS, Md. - After being held scoreless by the Los Angeles Sol two weeks before, the Washington Freedom scored its first goal in its WPS history during a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Red Stars at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Defender Becky Sauerbrunn scored the team's first WPS goal in the 54th minute on a cross from midfielder Sonia Bompastor to tie the score (0-1-1). Chicago's Lindsay Tarpley scored the first WPS goal at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the 29th minute on an assist from Marian Dalmy.

Washington outshot Chicago 26-8, including preventing the Red Stars from taking a single shot in the second half. The Freedom kept Red Stars goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson busy, as she saved 13 of 14 shots, including 8 of 9 in the Freedom's second half barrage.

Part of the barrage was due to Chicago playing a player down after captain Frida Ostberg picked up her second yellow card of the match in the 63rd minute.

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