This Friday evening, the Sounders Women played their second exhibition match versus the University of Washington. The University of Washington started strong, pressuring the Sounders with a wide header from Jaclyn Softli in the 7th minute and a cross-turned-shot from Chelsea Archer hitting the crossbar in the 10th minute. UW’s pressure resulted in an early goal from standout Softli, finishing a bouncing ball in the box for a goal in the 16th minute of the match.
The rest of the first half was characterized by more offensive threats from the University of Washington, with the Sounders keeper Jamie Arturs making impressive saves on attempts from Softli and Bennett in the 24th and 30th minute, respectively. Lydnsey Patterson produced the Sounders’ most dangerous attempt in the 38th minute, connecting with a cross from Kenya Cordner.
Following halftime, both teams held each other offensively, and there were no attempts on goal until Arturs made a beautiful save in the 68th minute, blocking an 8 yard shot from the University of Washington’s Amanda Perez.
The Sounders finished out the half with a strong offensive presence led by Cordner, and almost equalized in the final minute of the game on a wide shot from Patterson.
The early goal from Softli ended up being the lone goal of the game, and the University of Washington topped the Sounders in a 1-0 win. The Sounders continue to prepare for their W-League Season as they head in to their final preseason game versus Washington State University on April 27th.