Sunday, August 13, 2017

Late goal give Kansas City 1-0 win over Houston Dash

Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 13, 2017) The Houston Dash and FC Kansas City battled for 83 minutes until a ball met the back of the goal as Kansas City downed Houston by the score of 1-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The win pushed KC to 4-8-5 for 17 points while the Dash drop to 6-9-2 (20 points).

Both teams battled for the first 45 minutes without being able to find a way around each other's defense.  The deadlock continued in the second half until the 83rd minute when Kansas City forward Shea Groom headed a crossing pass into the net past Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell for the score. It was the second goal of the season for the 24-year-old who played her college ball for Texas A&M University. 

The Dash were still without the services of Kealia Ohai, Lydia Williams and Morgan Brian. Ohai is out with a SEI-torn ACL in her left knee with Williams suffering from a grade one quadriceps strain in her right knee. Brian is sidelined with tendinitis in her right groin.

Houston won the first encounter between the clubs 2-1 with goals from forwards Rachel Daly and Nichelle Prince on July 2. Next up for the Dash is a Wednesday, August 16 road game against Boston. 

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