Marta scores for Orlando Pride in draw with Seattle
Orlando gains point in third straight match
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Pride (1-2-3, 6 points) played to a draw Sunday at Seattle.
Marta scored her second goal in purple to secure a point for Orlando on the road. The win gave the Pride points in three straight matches, its last two against the league's top teams.
“We’re delighted to come [to Seattle] and come away with a point. [Memorial Stadium] is a bit of a fortress and Seattle have a great habit of scoring many goals so to come away with a 1-1 draw is a great result for us,” Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “We had to hang on tight for the last 25 minutes but I thought we had great momentum at the start of the second half. I thought we defended valiantly and really toughed out the game.”
The Pride were able to hold a potent Reign offense to just one goal, fending off 12 shots including a late-game push from the home side.
Seattle took a 1-0 lead into the locker room on a goal by Beverly Yanez.
In the 52nd minute, Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer tried to play a quick goal kick into the middle of the pitch to Fishlock, but Camila stepped in to put on pressure and caused a turnover at the top of the Reign box. Camila slid a quick pass to fellow Brazilian Marta and the forward made no mistake, firing her second goal of the season to tie things up.
The Pride wrap up a two-game road trip next weekend, traveling to face Sky Blue FC on May 27 at Rutgers University. Orlando returns to Orlando City Stadium on June 3 to host the Boston Breakers at 4 p.m.
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