The Houston Dash dropped a hard-fought 1-0 defeat to the Washington Spirit this afternoon at Zions Bank Stadium.
The match was Houston’s fourth and final of the preliminary round, leaving the team with a 1-2-1 record and four points. Houston’s seeding for the quarterfinal will not be determined until Sunday evening.
The Spirit took the lead in the 16th minute through midfielder Bayley Feist. Forward Kumi Yokoyama received the ball along the right flank, pulling the back line wide with her, and played a square pass across the top of the penalty area to forward Ashley Hatch.