Spirit beat Dash, 1-0, in group match game in NWSL’s Challenge Cup on Bayley Feist’s goal in 16th minute
Jul 12, 2020 at 3:15 PM
HERRIMAN, UTAH — Bayley Feist scored early and the Washington Spirit held off the Houston Dash for a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup.
Feist grabbed a pass from Ashley Hatch and scored from atop the penalty area in the 16th minute at Zions Bank Stadium.
Rachel Daly had a good chance for the Dash in the final minutes of the opening half, but her angled shot hit the far corner of the crossbar. Daly and teammate Shea Groom each had two goals going into the match.
The Spirit did not play U.S. national team star Rose Lavelle. The team lost midfielder Andi Sullivan early in the second half when she had to be helped off the field with an apparent injury.
With the win, the Spirit moved into second place in the standings behind the North Carolina Courage.