Source: Washington Spirit / Photyo: Jorge O. Martínez / CentroDeportivo.com
Leesburg, VA (March 2018) - The Washington Spirit opened the preseason with a 1-1 draw against the University of North Carolina on Saturday night at Evergreen Sportsplex in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,000 fans.
Following a scoreless first half, each team found the net in the second 45-minute period, starting with a 66th minute strike by UNC’s Bridgette Andrzejewski. The two-time All-American and U.S. Youth National Team forward struck on a header into the top right corner, putting the Tar Heels ahead.
Washington continued to press, and eventually broke through in the 87th minute, when rookie forward Mallory Eubanks scored an unassisted goal on a loose ball in the box, providing the equalizer in the waning minutes.
Match: Washington Spirit vs. University of North Carolina
Date: March 10, 2018
Venue: Evergreen Sportsplex
Weather: Low 30s
WAS: 1 | 0 - 1
UNC: 1 | 0 - 1
66 UNC - Bridgette Andrzejewski
87 WAS - Mallory Eubanks
Starting XI: Aubrey Bledsoe (32’ Haracic | 60’ Wys), Caprice Dydasco, Whitney Church, Estelle Johnson, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Estefania Banini, Morgan Proffitt, Joanna Lohman (46’ M. Huster), Havana Solaun, Cali Farquharson, Mallory Eubanks
Substitutes: DiDi Haracic, Kelsey Wys, Liz Wenger, Maddie Huster, Marissa Sullivan, Chiny Asher, Ashley Meyers
Head Coach: Jim Gabarra