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Trinity Rodman, Ashley Hatch help Spirit dominate Louisville


Trinity Rodman and Ashley Hatch put on a show Saturday night, linking up twice to lift the Washington Spirit over Racing Louisville 3-0.

The attacking duo opened up scoring in the eighth minute with Rodman dishing out a perfectly placed long ball for Hatch, who beat Michelle Betos to give Washington an early 1-0 lead.

The Spirit doubled their lead in the 52nd minute with Ashley Sanchez drawing a foul in the box before Andi Sullivan beat Betos from the spot.

Rodman and Hatch connected once again in the 79th minute, with Rodman breaking up a Louisville miscue in the back before finding Hatch in front of an open net to make the game 3-0. Hatch’s late-game finish marks her ninth goal of the season, tying Bethany Balcer for the league leader.

Washington’s win catapults the team to fourth in the NWSL standings with 30 points and eliminates Racing Louisville from playoff contention.