LEESBURG, Va (March 25, 2017) – The Washington Spirit defeated the University of North Carolina 5-0 in front of a 2,000 fan sellout at the Evergreen SportsPlex in Leesburg, Virginia. All of the Spirit’s goals came from different players, showing the versatility of the Spirit's attack.
The first goal came in the 35th minute when UNC goalkeeper Samantha Leshnak came off her line to clear a ball, but she only cleared it as far as Line Sigvardsen Jensen in the midfield. After seeing Leshnak way off her line, Sigvardsen Jensen chipped the ball from 40 yards out into the back of the net.
After coming out of halftime still 1-0, the Spirit started pouring on the goals. In the 49th minute, Katie Stengel took a corner kick that ended up near the hands of Leshnak. The ball went in the goal for the team’s second goal of the match.