SEATTLE (May 3, 2024) – San Diego Wave FC (2-2-1, 7 points) fell 2-1 to Seattle Reign (2-5-0, 6 points) at Lumen Field on Friday night. 

San Diego provided pressure immediately to begin the first half. In the ninth minute, Reign forward Tziarra King was issued a red card after referee Danielle Chesky consulted with VAR and determined there was violent conduct. Just two minutes later, the Wave opened the scoring when defender Kennedy Wesley’s perfectly placed free kick landed in the box and bounced around until finding the feet of forward Kyra Caursa. The San Diego native took one shot that rebounded off the crossbar but fell directly back to Carusa, who was there to finish the chance with a volley, recording her first goal of the season. 

Seattle would equalize in the 35th minute when an errant touch was intercepted by forward Bethany Balcer, who slipped it into the goal, before forward Veronica Latsko directed a free kick with her head for the game-winning goal in the 89th minute.  

Next on the schedule: San Diego Wave FC returns home to face Utah Royals on Wednesday, May 8 at Snapdragon Stadium. The match will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. PT. Tickets for the match are available here

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  • Forward Elyse Bennett and defender Kaitlyn Torpey earned their first regular season starts of the season.
  • Forward Kyra Carusa secured her first goal of the 2024 season.
  • 10 cards (eight yellow, two red) were given in this match, surpassing the most (8 in 2015 and 2018) in any NWSL 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 1:2 Seattle Reign

Scoring Summary:
SD – Carusa (1) 11’
SEA – Balcer (3) 34’
SEA – Latsko (1) (So Yun, 2) 89’

Misconduct Summary:
SEA – King 9’ (Red card)
SEA – James-Turner 21’ (Caution)
SD – Lundkvist 24’ (Caution)
SD – Bennett 38’ (Caution)
SD – van Egmond 45+’ (Caution)
SEA – Athens 45+’ (Caution)
SEA – Huerta 65’ (Caution)
SEA – McClernon 78’ (Caution)
SD – McCaskill 90+’ (Caution)
SD – McNabb 90+’ (Red card)

San Diego Wave FC: GK Sheridan ©, D Torpey, D McNabb, D Wesley, D Lundkvist, M Colaprico, M McCaskill (Ascanio 90+), M van Egmond (Jones 90+), F Doniak (Ali 80’), F Carusa (Sánchez 63’), F Bennett (Shaw HT)

Subs not used: GK Beall, D Westphal, M Enge 

Seattle Reign: GK Ivory, D Huerta, D Barnes ©, D Cook, D McClernon (Holmes 90+), M Athens (So Yun 67’), M Fishlock, M James-Turner (Weinert 90+’), F Balcer (Van der Jagt 67’), F King (Red card), F Adames (Latsko 52’)

Subs not used: GK Perez, D Brown, D Woodham, M Stanton

Stats Summary: SD / SEA
Shots: 12 / 8
Shots on Target: 6 / 3
Saves: 1 / 5
Corners: 7 / 0
Fouls: 18 / 17
Offsides: 3 / 1
Possession: 66% / 34%