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Houston Dash at Orlando Pride Final Score: Stoppage time goal gives Pride win

Stoppage time goal gives Pride win over Dash

The Houston Dash host the Orlando Pride on May 20, 2016
The Houston Dash host the Orlando Pride on May 20, 2016
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The Dash had the opportunities and the momentum against the Pride but lack the final touch that they needed to get a win and three points.

The Dash had some momentum in the first half but it felt as though momentum ended in an offside call each time. In fact the squad had six offside calls in the first half alone. They ended the game with 12.

The Dash did manage to create chances through out the game. In the 34th minute, Kealia Ohai crossed to Ubagagu at the back post but the ensuing shot was wide of the net. Denise O’Sullivan had several chances through out the game as she managed to provide an offensive spark for the team. Her shot in the 50th minute was just wide of the near post. She also had a stoppage time shot that went over the crossbar.

In spite of a several back to back chances for the Dash in 85th minute they still couldn’t find the back of the net. Rachel Daly’s shot was blocked in the box only for the ball to fall to Poliana. She passed the ball to Cami Privett but it was blocked by the Pride.

Then in dying moments of the game the Pride would be the team to find the back of the net. Sarah Hagen sent a cross in to the six yard box where Jasmyne Spencer was waiting. Spencer put the ball past Lydia Williams for the only goal of the game.

This was the final Dash game for Andressa. Poliana, Morgan Brian, Janine Beckie, Allysha Chapman and Lydia Williams until August. All six players will be out with their national teams until then.

There was but one bright spot that game out of the game. This gif.

This was the fifth straight loss for the Dash. The Dash don’t play again until July 9 when they take on Sky Blue FC.