The Sounders Women treated another sell-out crowd (4,500) to five goals and plenty of celebration in their final home match of the 2012 W-League season. Alumna Lyndsey Patterson scored two goals in the 1st half.
The Sounders Women have enjoyed the highest level of support that a W-League team has ever experience this season. The players on the squad wanted demonstrate their appreciation for their fan support by finishing the home campaign in style, and that’s exactly what they did.
“It’s just been amazing,” forward, Lyndsey Patterson said. “You can’t put it into words how it makes you feel as a player and how it is to play in front of people like that and know how much they love you. You just want to play so well for them.”
Patterson started the celebration off with a goal in the 25th minute. The move started with Veronica Perez, who drew attention at the top of the box before sliding the box to her left for Sophie Reiser. Last year’s leading scorer, Reiser, knew exactly what to do with the ball. She took just one touch to chip the ball to the back post for Patterson, who ran on for the volley to open the scoring.
Just two minutes later, Patterson found the goal again. She accepted a long diagonal pass from Perez with a couple controlling touches. After settling the ball she ripped a left foot shot over Stephanie Parker, the Victoria goalkeeper, and off the bottom of the crossbar, for the goal. Patterson had female members of her former youth club Washington Premier F.C. and over 30 family and friends in the stands from as far as Florida, so it was a true delight to score the brace.