Alex Morgan leads Sounders Women to 3-0 victory over Colorado
The Seattle Sounders Women remain undefeated after a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids women at Starfire Sports Stadium on Monday night...
TUKWILA — The Seattle Sounders Women remain undefeated after a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids women at Starfire Sports Stadium on Monday night.
Forward Alex Morgan scored and collected an assist in the first nine minutes for the Sounders (4-0-0). Morgan dished a cross pass to forward Lyndsey Patterson, who punched in the header in the ninth minute.
Defender Stephanie Cox added an insurance goal in the 87th minute on a free kick that floated into the back of the net.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo wasn't challenged much by the Rapids (2-1-1) in her first shutout this season. She had just one save in the game. The Sounders outshot the Rapids 26-2.
U.S. Open qualifying
It was a tough day for a trio of Washington Husky golfers at U.S. Open Sectional qualifying Monday at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore.
UW junior Chris Williams and freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan, who qualified for the Open last year, fell short in the 36-hole qualifier. Junior Charlie Hughes also failed to get one of the two berths in the 37-player field.
Casey Martin, the Oregon coach and former PGA Tour player, won the qualifier with a 4-under 138. One of Martin's Oregon players, Daniel Miernicki, and Oregon State's Nick Sherwood were tied for the second berth at 3 under and needed a playoff Tuesday to determine who would advance to the U.S. Open next week at Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Williams was fourth at 1 under. Pan tied for 15th and Hughes tied for 22nd. T.J. Bordeaux, a mini-tour player from Tacoma, was tied for fifth.
PGA Tour players Ryan Moore of Puyallup, ex-Husky Troy Kelly and Andres Gonzales from Olympia failed to qualify in Columbus, Ohio.
For a list of Open qualifiers, see C6.
• Washington senior Nikia Williams became just the third Husky softball player to be a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. Williams earned second-team All-American honors by Lowe's last week, joining former Huskies Jenn Salling and Dominique Lastrapes on the elite list. The award encourages students to use athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
From sports-information reports and other sources.
Correspondent Master Tesfatsion contributed to this report.