SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2024) – San Diego Wave FC (3-3-2, 11 points) earned a 1-1 draw against NJ/NY Gotham FC (3-2-3, 13 points) at Snapdragon Stadium on Sunday night. 

Gotham FC opened the scoring in the 25th minute when forward Jenna Nighswonger sent a pass to forward Ella Stevens who took a touch and turned herself to goal to hit a volley into the back of the net. 

In the 64th minute, following continuous attacking pressure from San Diego, defender Hanna Lundkvist earned her first NWSL goal. Midfielder Savannah McCaskill hit an in-swinging corner kick that found the head of Lundkvist. The Sweden international soared over her defenders and headed the ball to level the match and earn the point at home.

Next on the schedule: San Diego Wave FC travels to face Bay FC on Friday, May 17 at Paypal Park in San Jose, California. The match will be broadcast on NWSL+ with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. PT. 

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  • Defender Hanna Lundkvist earned her first NWSL goal. 
  • Midfielder Savannah McCaskill, an offseason free agent signing, earned her first regular season assist for the Wave. 
  • Forward Jaedyn Shaw, the first Vietnamese-American for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s mother (Ann Shaw) was the club’s Wavemaker for tonight’s AAPI Heritage match.
  • Melanie Barceans (hip), Abby Dahlkemper (thigh), Naomi Girma (thigh), Sofia Jakobsson (lower leg), and Alex Morgan (lower leg) were unavailable for today’s match. 

Box Score:
San Diego Wave FC 1:1 NJ/NY Gotham FC 

Scoring Summary:
NJY – Stevens (1) (Nighswonger, 1) 25’
SD – Lundkvist (1) (McCaskill, 1) 64’

Misconduct Summary:
SD – Lundkvist 30’ (Caution)
NJY – Bruinha 45+1’ (Caution)
NJY – González 71’ (Caution)
NJY – Lopez 90+’ (Caution)

San Diego Wave FC: GK Sheridan ©, D Westphal, D McNabb, D Wesley, D Lundkvist (Torpey 77’), M van Egmond, M McCaskill, M Colaprico (Carusa 59’), F Jones (Sánchez HT), F Shaw (Bennett 90+’), F Doniak (Ali 59’)

Subs not used: GK Beall, GK Messner, D Enge, M Ascanio

NJ/NY Gotham FC: GK Berger, D Bruinha (Torres 86’), D Sonnett, D Hiatt, M Martin, M Sheehan, M Ryan (Lopez 83’), F Nighswonger, F Williams ©, F Stevens (Lavelle HT), F González (Dunn 76’)

Subs not used: GK Betos, GK Miller, D Bell, D Freeman, D Edmonds

Stats Summary: SD / NJY
Shots: 10 / 14
Shots on Target: 7 / 7
Saves: 6 / 6
Corners: 4 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 15
Offsides: 2 / 2
Possession: 52% / 48%