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Washington Spirit Fall to Sky Blue FC in Preseason Game Presented by WAGS Tournament

March 28, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Washington Spirit News Release

Washington, D.C. - The Washington Spirit fell to Sky Blue FC 2-1 today in a 90-minute match at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.

Sky Blue started off the scoring in the 6th minute with a goal from forward Paige Monaghan. The Spirit would get one back in the 37th minute from forward Ashley Sanchez to go into halftime tied at 1.

In the second half, Sky Blue scored in the 60th minute to make it 2-1. The Spirit would have a few chances throughout the rest of the half but never found the back of the net. Midfielder Julia Roddar made her debut for the Spirit, coming on in the second half as a substitute.

The Spirit will return to action for the Challenge Cup on Sunday, April 10 when they take on the North Carolina Courage in Cary, NC.


Washington Spirit 1-2 Sky Blue FC

NWSL Preseason

Saturday - Audi Field - Washington, D.C.



Washington Spirit 1 0 1

Sky Blue FC 1 1 2

SBFC: Paige Monaghan- 6'

WAS: Ashley Sanchez - 37'

SBFC: Sodam Lee - 60'


Washington Spirit: Aubrey Bledsoe (Devon Kerr), Sam Staab (Anna Heilferty), Kelley O'Hara (Julia Roddar), Emily Sonnett, Ashley Sanchez (Kumi Yokoyama), Andi Sullivan (Natalie Jacobs), Bayley Feist (Trinity Rodman), Paige Nielsen (Saori Takarada), Dorian Bailey, Tori Huster (Tegan McGrady), Ashley Hatch (Mariana Speckmaier)

Weather: 68°, Cloudy

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