OL Reign extended its unbeaten streak to five games, logging its second straight win with a 1-0 victory over first-place San Diego Wave on Sunday.
The match was gridlocked until late in the second half, when an OL Reign set-piece provided the home team the go-ahead goal.
Sofia Huerta lined up over the ball for a free kick on the flank, just outside the box. The Reign outside back whipped in a well-placed service, with Rose Lavelle making the diving header to power the ball past Wave keeper Kailen Sheridan and put her side up 1-0.
Stellar service by @schuerta and @roselavelle WITH THE DIVING HEADER! 🤯🤩🎥 @NWSL pic.twitter.com/qQ5vDmltqs— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 29, 2022
Stellar service by @schuerta and @roselavelle WITH THE DIVING HEADER! 🤯🤩🎥 @NWSL pic.twitter.com/qQ5vDmltqs
Sunday’s matchup also marked reigning MVP Jess Fishlock’s 150th regular-season appearance. She is closing in on teammate Lauren Barnes, who holds the Reign record for games played.
Congratulations to the one and only, @JessFishlock on 1⃣5⃣0⃣, and ALL with us! 🐲🔥🎉 here's to many more 🍾#BoldTogether pic.twitter.com/fqbNaAobwp— OL Reign (@OLReign) May 29, 2022
Congratulations to the one and only, @JessFishlock on 1⃣5⃣0⃣, and ALL with us! 🐲🔥🎉 here's to many more 🍾#BoldTogether pic.twitter.com/fqbNaAobwp
OL Reign’s shutout is the club’s fourth clean sheet in a row, a streak it will look to build on when it travels to Toyota Park to take on the Chicago Red Stars next Saturday.