Wave win close 2-1 battle over Pride

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The Wave traveled across the country to face the Orlando Pride came away with the victory.

After an early San Diego goal Orlando was able to knot things up right before the half. In one of their 2 corner attempts on the day Kyra Carusa and the Wave were able to capitalize and gain a 2-1 lead. The game would end with 3 points for the Wave and a 2-1 victory on the road

Here are three takeaways from the game:

Setting the tone

The Wave early were able to set the tone with a goal in the 7th minute of action off the foot of Abby Dahlkemper. By scoring early it allowed the Wave to play at their pace and not rush while the Pride looked desperate oftentimes in the first half.  

Hometown Hero

With the game tied at 1 75 minutes into the match the Wave’s Kyra Carusa scored on a header to give her team the win. It is a feel-good story as it was her first goal in a Wave uniform. She also is a San Diego native representing the city that she grew up in. 

Questionable Red Card

In the match’s final minutes Wave manager Casey Stoney received a very strange red card from the official after moving her feet as a ball was approaching. Unfortunately, when she moved her feet the ball hit the cooler she was sitting on. The ball would then rickashay off the cooler. She would then receive a red card. It is most likely that the official didn’t fully understand what transpired but nonetheless, the Wave finished victorious.  

The Wave’s next game will be a week from Sunday as the Houston Dash will travel to Snapdragon Stadium