Rosie White scores goal in first start
Reign FC’s Rosie White scored the only goal in a road win over the Houston Dash on Friday. White’s goal and a sturdy defensive effort helped the club take all three points against the Dash.
White scored in the 21st minute. A Shea Groom shot from the top of the penalty area was blocked and White tussled with defender Ally Prisock for the ball, before breaking free and firing into the top net past Jane Campbell to score in her first start for the club.
PLAYER OF MATCH HONORS
White was named Reign FC’s Player of the Match, taking four shots with three on target, including her goal. Playing as a midfielder, White completed 14 of her 18 passes.
The Dash put Reign FC’s back line under pressure and outshot Reign FC 19-8, but could only put four shots on target the span of 90 minutes. Reign FC keeper Casey Murphy saved all four to keep her fourth clean sheet of the season.
Reign FC enters a busy week at home, hosting rivals Portland Thorns FC at Cheney Stadium on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. PT before playing Utah Royals FC on Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for both matches areavailable online, or by calling the Reign FC ticket office at (855) REIGN-FC.
Match: Reign FC vs. Houston Dash
Date: August 2, 2019
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. PT
Weather: 96 degrees, partly cloudy
Goals by half 1 2 Total
RFC 1 0 1
HOU 0 0 0
RFC – Rosie White 21’
RFC – Darian Jenkins (caution) 80’
RFC – Casey Murphy (caution) 85’
HOU – Christine Nairn (caution) 90+5’
Lineups & Stats
RFC: GK Casey Murphy, D Steph Catley, D Lauren Barnes, D Megan Oyster, D Celia Jiménez Delgado, M Morgan Andrews (Kristen McNabb 63’), M Rosie White (Morgan Proffitt 88’), M Bev Yanez, F Ifeoma Onumonu (Darian Jenkins 77’), F Bethany Balcer, F Shea Groom
Substitutes Not Used: GK Sammy Jo Prudhomme, D Theresa Nielsen, M Rebecca Quinn, F Jodie Taylor
Head Coach: Vlatko Andonovski
Shots on goal: 3
Corner kicks: 0
HOU: GK Jane Campbell, D Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew (CeCe Kizer 75’), D Amber Brooks, D Ally Prisock, D Haley Hanson, M Kristie Mewis, M Christine Nairn, M Kealia Ohai (Jamia Fields 79’), M Sofia Huerta, M Kyah Simon (Sophie Schmidt 56’), F Rachel Daly
Substitutes Not Used: GK Bianca Henninger, D Allysha Chapman, D Satara Murray, F Ariana Calderon
Head Coach: James Clarkson
Shots on goal: 4
Corner kicks: 4
About Reign FC
Reign FC is one of nine teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) – the world’s most competitive women’s professional soccer league. Reign FC features many of the top players from the United States, including U.S. Women’s National Team superstar Megan Rapinoe, as well as top players from around the world. Reign FC began its first campaign in the South Sound at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium in April of 2019. For more information on the club visit ReignFC.com.