De Vanna off the mark for Washington
Westfield Matilda striker Lisa De Vanna has scored her first goal in the new Women’s Professional Soccer League in America, as Washington Freedom fought back for a 3-3 draw against St Louis Athletica.
Westfield Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna has scored her first goal in the new Women-s Professional Soccer League in America, as Washington Freedom fought back for a 3-3 draw against St Louis Athletica.
De Vanna has struggled a little in the opening weeks of the competition, which has attracted many of the best women-s footballers in the world. But her headed goal in the 79th minute sparked a spirited finish by Freedom, who snatched a dramatic late equaliser.
St Louis had opened up a two goal lead with Brazilian Daniela proving a handful for the Freedom defence with two goals. Daniela was later to go off with what could be a season-ending knee injury.
Abby Wambach provided the cross for De Vanna to score a rare headed goal and with injuring time approaching Sonia Bompastor headed home her second goal of the match to level it up for Washington.
It wasn-t however a good weekend for Collette McCallum and Sarah Walsh, who were both substituted in Sky Blue FC-s 1-0 loss to FC Gold Pride.
A late goal by Pride sealed a dramatic win, despite Sky Blue having more shots at goal.
McCallum was replaced at half time, while Walsh came off in the 65th minute.
Sky Blue are still winless and face Chicago in their next game, with Chicago minus Heather Garriock who is likely to be out for four weeks after suffering an injury just nine minutes into her first match two weeks ago.
Meanwhile in Sweden, Kate Gill played a full game, as Sunnana SK won 1-0 away at Hammarby IF.
After a two successive losses to start the season, Sunnana is unbeaten in its last three starts, with two wins and Gill has scored one goal.
Unfortunately for Lauren Colthorpe, she has had to return home from Denmark, after suffering a leg injury and she is back in Australia to receive treatment.
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