Sounders Women top Issaquah on late penalty kick

13239975_1351964968152580_1934297486184469843_nISSAQUAH, WA— (club release) The Sounders Women remain perfect at 5-0 after a late comeback win at the Issaquah Gunners. The tough, physical match was played on Friday, June 17th at Issaquah high school. The Gunners went up to lead 2-1 with the Sounders Women rallying to score two goals to win the game.

The Issaquah Gunners found goals from Jessica King, who tried out early this year with the Sounders Women, and Jade Richards to lead the Gunners. Always an exciting match, this game met the expectations.

WPSL Northwest GP W L T GF GA GD PTS
OSA Football Club 6 5 0 1 20 4 16 16
Sounders Women 5 5 0 0 19 3 16 15
CU Diamonds 6 4 0 2 15 8 7 14
ISC Gunners FC 6 3 2 1 21 8 13 10
NSGSC 9 3 5 1 21 22 -1 10
Eugene Timbers FC Azul 8 1 6 1 7 23 -16 4
Portland Spartans 8 1 7 0 9 30 -21 3
Westside Timbers 4 0 2 2 2 16 -14 2

The game was a battle from the opening whistle with both teams getting behind and finding looks at goal. The Gunners had the early lead but Natalia Kuikka found the back of the net for the Sounders Women. Late in the game, Kaycie Tillman would make her presence known scoring to tie the game at 2-2. In stoppage time, Kate Bennet iced the game for the Sounders Women with a penalty that she calmly hammered home.

The Sounders Women are now perfect on the season with a trip to Portland this weekend for a double header against the Portland Spartans and CU Diamonds. Game times are 7pm Friday and 7:30pm Saturday in a quick turnaround.

Returning for a home game on Tuesday, June 28th the Sounders Women will host OSA in another tough division match. Tickets and information for both games and the remaining schedule can be found at http://www.sounderswomen.com.

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