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Bledsoe’s Heroics in Goal Led to Scoreless Draw for Spirit, Seattle



It was the Aubrey Bledsoe show on Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex as the Washington Spirit’s goalkeeper came up big at least four times against the Seattle Reign including stopping a penalty kick from Megan Rapino.

The Washington Spirit and Seattle Reign FC played to a scoreless draw in a thrilling and even contest in front of 3,507 fans at the ‘Plex.

The Spirit (2-7-4) improve to 10 points as Seattle Reign FC (5-2-4) moves to 19 points.


NWSL saves leader Aubrey Bledsoe recorded another strong performance, saving six shots on target from Seattle. Bledsoe recorded several massive saves in the second half including a save on a penalty kick from Megan Rapinoe in the 52nd minute.

Bledsoe recorded three highlight saves in the 70th, 81st, and 86th minutes to help preserve her fourth clean sheet of the season.


The back four of Caprice Dydasco, Rebecca Quinn, Estelle Johnson, and Taylor Smith had a strong performance stopping the potent Seattle Reign FC attack. The back four combination saw the field together for the first time as Whitney Church missed action for the first time this season for Washington.