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Houston Dash vs Seattle Reign Final Score: Seattle defeat the Houston Dash 2-0

Rapinoe and Johnson continue Seattle's unbeaten streak against the Dash 

Houston Dash vs Sky Blue FC (5-3-17)
Trask Smith

The Houston Dash dropped their fourth straight match of the season and ninth straight against the Seattle Reign FC with a 2-0 loss Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Houston's loss didn't come without their fair share of chances throughout the match. In the first half, the Dash peppered Hayley Kopmeyer with shots, as Houston attacking trio of Janine Beckie, Kealia Ohai, and Nichelle Prince routinely used their way speed to create overlapping runs and found themselves behind Seattle's backline for quality chances on goal.

Seattle's counter attack produced Reign FC's first goal of the game in the 30th minute. Megan Rapinoe sprinted down the left flank, played a one-two with Katie Johnson. As Rapinoe attempted to play the ball back to the forward at the back post, her pass deflected off Cari Roccaro and past Lydia Williams for an own goal.

Nichelle Prince produced Houston's best chances of the match, hitting the crossbar on a 1v1 opportunity against Kopmeyer early in the contest and found the post on a 50th-minute strike from outside the box.

Andressa nearly scored for Houston in the 95+' minute. The midfielder made a run towards goal and played a creative flick on the ball but her attempt glanced off the post and was cleared away. Seattle added a second goal in the 63rd minute, as Johnson received a ball in the from Naho Kawasumi, made a terrific turn on her defender and fired a left-footed strike into the upper 90.

Morgan Brian left the match at halftime after tweaking her hamstring, reaggravating the same injury that caused the midfielder to miss Houston's first four matches to start the season.

Before the final whistle, Rachel Daly collapsed to the field due to the heat exhaustion. The 25-year-old forward was attended to by Houston's training staff and was stretchered off the pitch. Her mother later tweeted that Daly was doing okay and getting IV fluids.

With the loss, the Dash record now sits at 2-5-0. Houston will go on the road to face the Washington Spirit next Saturday, with the hopes of ending their four-game losing streak. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm CT.