San Diego Wave FC (6-4-2, 20 points) fell 2-1 against Angel City FC (3-6-3, 12 points) at Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The loss snaps a five-game undefeated streak for the Wave.
After an even score heading into the second half, defender Kristen McNabb broke the deadlock for the home side in the 57th minute. Forward Alex Morgan found the defender, who then struck a perfect ball from outside the box to put the Wave up by one.
However, less than 10 minutes later, Angel City defender Paige Nielsen leveled the score 1-1 with a corner kick goal. In the 88th minute, Mary Alice Vignola doubled the away team’s score to earn the three points on the road for Los Angeles.
Next on the schedule: San Diego Wave host OL Reign next Saturday, June 24, at Snapdragon Stadium. The match is the club’s annual Pride Night, presented by Queen Yasmine Law, with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. PT.
- This marks the first loss for the Wave since May 6 against the Washington Spirit.
- Defender Kristen McNabb scored her first goal of the 2023 season.
- San Diego Wave have scored four goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, no team has more in the National Women’s Soccer League this season.
- Midfielder Emily van Egmond earned her first appearance since April 23 following a back injury.
San Diego Wave 1:2 Angel City FC
SD – McNabb 57’ (1) (Morgan)
LA – Nielsen 69’ (1)
LA – Vignola 88’ (2)
LA – LeBihan 65’ (Yellow)
San Diego Wave FC: GK Sheridan, D Girma, D Westphal, D McNabb, D Riehl, M Colaprico (van Egmond 83’), M Enge, M Shaw (Barcenas 82’), M Doughtery Howard (Kornieck 54’), F Ali (Doniak 54’), F Morgan © (Pogarch 62’)
Subs not used: GK Yanez, M Turnbow, M Briede, M DeMarco
Angel City FC: GK Harcic, D Riley © (Hammond 87’), D Nielson, D Gorden, D Vignola, M Nabet (Weatherholt 56’), M McCaskill, M Ertz, F Thompson (Spencer 74’), F Leroux (LeBihan 56’), F Camberos
Subs not used: GK Isenhour, GK Anderson, M Pluck, F Emslie, D Reid
Stats Summary: SD / ACFC
Shots: 8 / 13
Shots on Target: 4 / 5
Saves: 4 / 3
Corners: 7 / 6
Fouls: 5 / 12
Offsides: 0 / 1
Possession: 58.1% / 41.8%