Perez hat-trick lifts Sounders Women past Los Angeles, 4-0
The Sounders Women put in a strong performance as they topped the Los Angeles Strikers 4-0 this evening at Starfire. MVP honors undoubtedly go to hat-trick hero Veronica Perez. She opened the scoring in the first half with a lovely chip over the onrushing Strikers’ goalkeeper. Katie Deines then rose to head home a corner kick, giving the Sounders a 2-0 halftime lead before Perez would complete her trio of goals with two second half strikes. A combination of unpredictable wind and relentless Sounders pressure saw the Strikers play most of the game defending in their own half while Sounders’ goalkeepers Katie Hultin and Megan Kufeld combined for the shutout.