(Sounders Women release) The Sounders Women won against OSA FC in the final regular season game then OSA took down NSGSC giving the Sounders Women their second WPSL NW Division title in their second season in the WPSL. With the victory and the division title, the Sounders Women head to San Diego on July 21st to play the West Regional tournament for the WPSL. If the women win both games this weekend, they will advance to the WPSL National Final Four.
At 6-2-0, the Sounders Women edged the ISC Gunners again to take the WPSL NW Division title. Nia Gordon led the Sounders Women with 4 goals and 1 assist on the campaign with Kaycie Tillman also contributing 3 goals and 1 assist. Sarah Shimer has been stellar in goal for the women in green and the team heads into the region weekend with much confidence as they face the San Diego Sea Lions after losing late to Sea Lions in the 2016 West Region Final.
The San Diego Sea Lions are led by head coach Jen Lalor-Nielsen and they won the WPSL PacSouth Division again in 2017 with a record of 9-0-1. A tradition of winning was again apparent in division play with Angelina Hix scoring 9 goals and contributing 2 assists, followed closely by Elise Britt with 6 goals and 3 assists. The potent attacking team lost in the 2016 WPSL National Championship game after eliminating the Sounders Women at the regional final.
The Sounders Women will play the San Diego Sea Lions at 12pm on Saturday, July 22nd at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. In a game set up to be entertaining, both teams will look to make the Sunday, July 23rd West Region Final in the hopes to getting the WPSL National Final Four.
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