Houston Dash claim third road Victory

Houston Dash celebrate their second goal (Photo: Houston Dash)

Houston Dash has finally hit some form, as they came from behind to score just their third road win of the season as they beat FC Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday.

FC Kansas City opened the scoring in first half stoppage time through a Shea Groom goal, her first of the year. Chrstina Gibbons’ ball in to the box fell for Groom who was able to get a shot past Jane Campbell at the far post to make it 1-0 at the break.

11 minutes in to the second half Dash had their equalizer thanks to Rachel Daly’s finish after a strong run. Carli Lloyd sent in a cross for Daly, whose initial effort was saved before she got on to the rebound and tapped it home to make it 1-1.

Less than 10 minutes later Dash took their lead with a goal from Nichelle Prince off of a set piece situation. Lo’eau LaBonta earned her second yellow for the foul which led to the free kick and Houston made things worse as Amber Brooks found Prince on the free kick allowing her to send it home.

The first chance of the match fell to Dash in just the fifth minute when Poliana was able to create space for Andressinha. That allowed Andressinha to get a cross in to the box, but Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn cleared with Prince running on to it.

In the eighth minute Houston was at it again as they forced Nicole Barnhart in to her first save of the match. Lloyd found Daly who controlled well and was able to get the ball out to a wide open Janine Beckie but her effort was saved by Barnhart at the near post.

Before the half hour Houston had two chances in quick succession, the first in the 22nd minute through Beckie and Daly, with Beckie finding Daly but her effort was well saved. Four minutes later Prince got to the ball first but could only send her effort over the bar. Luckily for her she got it on target in the second half, giving Dash the win.

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