Ordega secures point for Washington Spirit


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Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega continues to prove her mettle for NWSL side Washington Spirit this season.

The American side who lost at home to North Carolina last weekend secured a valuable 1-1 draw away to Portland Thorns early on Saturday morning with Ordega netting it’s only goal.

The former Rivers Angels forward was the star of the game and it took Thorns goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom to stop her from opening the scoring in the 26th minute with a save.

Ordega however hit the target in the 37th minute from point blank range tapping in a loose ball off a corner kick.

The corner was sent in by Tori Huster,and took multiple bounces off players in the box including a mishandle by Eckerstrom before Ordega finished the play off with a left-footed shot directly in front of the net.

Portland drew even just before halftime, when Ifeoma Onumonu drew a penalty call after being tripped by Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco while sprinting in the box.

Canadian international Christine Sinclair
converted the penalty kick in the second
minute of stoppage time, slotting the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

The second half produced no goals, the game thus ended 1-1.

Washington racked up 15 shots on the
evening, including seven on target, while
limiting Portland to 12 total shots, with six going on frame.

Francisca Ordega led the players stats with six shots, four on target, while finding the net for a second straight game.

The Spirit returns home next Saturday, April 28 to host the Chicago Red Stars at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

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