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Houston Dash vs Chicago Red Stars Final Score: Dash squander two goal lead against Red Stars

Sofia Huerta's brace led the Chicago Red Stars back from a 2-0 goal deficit to draw the Houston Dash.

Kealia Ohai settles the ball in a game against the Washington Spirit this season
Kealia Ohai settles the ball in a game against the Washington Spirit this season
Trask Smith

Despite a 2-0 lead through 59 minutes, the Houston Dash notched their second draw of the season with a 2-2 result against the Chicago Red Stars Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium .

Kealia Ohai jumpstarted Houston's offense in the 28th minute when she was brought down in the box by Red Stars defender Arin Gilliland. Rachel Axon stepped up to the spot and curled her finish inside the right post. The goal marked the English midfielder's first in the NWSL.

Ohai found herself on the board for the second Dash goal in the 57th minute. Melissa Henderson played Ohai into the open field and the blazing forward capitalized on the 1v1 opportunity with a low strike past Red Stars goalkeeper Abby Dalton.

Three minutes later Huerta answered for the Red Stars scoring her first goal of the match. Huerta received Jen Hoy's chip and placed her shot past Dash keeper Bianca Henninger. Reigning NWSL Player of the Week, Huerta fired home the equalizer with nine minutes left in the match to keep Chicago's unbeaten streak alive.

Brittany Bock made her return to action Friday night since tearing her ACL in the 2014 season opener. Bock nearly scored early but her glancing header sailed just over the crossbar. Offensive production was a problem for Houston as they found themselves outshot 18-9 in the loss.

The Dash begin a two-game road trip next Saturday against the undefeated Portland Thorns.

Houston Dash (1-2-2; 5 points) vs. Chicago Red Stars (3-0-2; 11 points)

NWSL Regular Season

Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars April 26, 2015 - BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, TX

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Houston Dash 1 2 2

Chicago Red Stars 0 2 2

Scoring Summary:

Rachel Quon (PK) 24'

Kealia Ohai (Melissa Henderson) 59'

Sofia Huerta (Jen Hoy) 60'

Sofia Huerta 81'

Misconduct Summary:

Ella Masar (yellow card) 62'


Houston: Bianca Henninger, Cross, Jen LaPonte,Toni Pressley, Ella Masar, Melissa Henderson (Allie Bailey, 70’), Brittany Bock (Jordan Jackson, 46’), Rachel Axon, Tiffany McCarty (Cami Privett, 65) Kealia Ohai, Jessica McDonald

Chicago: Abby Dalton, Arin Gilliland, Samantha Johnson, Abby Erceg, Taryn Hemmings, Alyssa Mautz (Michelle Lomacki, 80’), Rachel Quon,(Rachel Tejada 86’), Vanessa DiBernardo, Danielle Colaprico, Jen Hoy(Cara Walls, 69’) Sophia Huerta