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Spirit To Face Seattle Without Star Keeper


Germantown Pulse, Germantown News, Germantown Md

By Kevin O’Rourke

The Washington Spirit, who play their home games in Germantown, are heading to Seattle to take on Hope Solo and the Seattle Reign on Saturday, but they will have to do it without their top goal keeper.

The Spirit’s starting goalie Ashlyn Harris is inactive for the match against the top team in the league due to experiencing concussion like symptoms earlier in the week, the Spirit reported on Twitter.

Harris went down hard on a play in last week’s last minute win against the Chicago Red Stars in which she collided with the Red Star’s Jackie Santacatarina while attempting to stop corner kick attempt. She remained on the ground and was attended to for a few minutes, but stayed in the game. There was no official word from the Spirit if that was the play which led to the concussion like symptoms.

Harris, who has played 12 of the Spirit’s 15 games this year, has a 7-4-1 record, giving up an average 1.66 goals per game and has been outstanding coming up with numerous big stops in the Spirit’s playoff push in wins over Chicago and Kansas City.