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Dash week in review: A draw in Washington and an early retirement

Dash traveled to Washington for a defensive battle while other Dash players competed internationally on the big stage.

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Eyes around the world are on women’s soccer with the Women’s World Cup in action. With some of the best players in the NWSL playing in France as well as some top Dash players, times like this is where the Dash can truly show off their depth and pick up some points to climb up the standings and make a playoff push.

Dash-Spirit Recap

The Houston Dash flew to Maryland to play the top team in the league, Washington Spirit, on Saturday without the likes of Daly, Prince, etc. Luckily for the Dash, the Spirit was without the likes of Mallory Pugh, but top players Tori Huster and Ashley Hatch were still ready to play.

The first half was very mundane as neither team failed to get an opportunity till the 30th where Washington’s Hatch deflected a cross on target, but Dash keeper Jane Campbell was all over it with a greatly timed save. Immediately after, in the 34th minute, the Dash had an opportunity in their own right when Kealia Ohai’s header from a Sophia Huerta free kick went over the crossbar.

In the second half, the Dash defense showed up. Not many offensive opportunities for the Dash as they looked to be gunning for a road draw, but the back line held firm. In the 48th minute, Hatch once again attempted a shot but it went high. In the 58th minute, Washington’s Dorian Bailey attempted another shot outside the box that went wide left. The 65th minute was Washington’s best opportunity, as once again Hatch had a chance to score but put her header wide left. Washington’s final chance came in the 78th minute when Megan Crosson dribbled into the box and struck the ball on target but Campbell covered the ball up once again and secured the 0-0 draw.

Taylor Comeau retires

Dash defender Taylor Comeau called it a career after a season ending shoulder injury earlier this season. Comeau ends her professional career with 69 NWSL appearances and two goals.