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Emily Thompson scores two goals, including the game winner seven minutes into overtime, leading Washington to a 5-3 victory over Michigan State. The victory clinches the second straight Husky/Umbro Invitational tournament title. UW had blanked Penn State, 5-0, to start the tournament. Angie Crivello scored two goals three minutes apart and the Huskies had four scores in a total of eight minutes.
Jason Dunn’s goal in the 68th minute gives D2 Seattle Pacific the 1-0 upset defeat of Portland, ranked 20th in D1. It’s Cliff McCrath’s 300th win with the Falcons.
A capacity crowd of 3,291 sees hometown favorite Michelle Akers and the U.S. Women's National Team shrug-off a physical display by Brazil for a 3-0 win at Tacoma's Franklin Pierce High School. Mia Hamm scores two goals and Tisha Venturini adds another. It's the first USWNT appearance in Washington and comes just three weeks before the Americans defend the World Cup championship in Sweden. Tickets had been sold-out for weeks, even after adding more temporary seats, priced $15 for adults and $8 for youths under 19.
Mercer Island cruises to the 3A girls' championship behind the hat trick of Jessie Stenberg, beating previously perfect Stadium, 4-1, at Sparks Stadium. Stenberg opens the scoring in the 15th minute and makes it 2-nil in the 23rd. Stadium responds on Ella Nadeau's tally a minute later but before halftime Emily Arron restores the MI margin. Stenberg completes her hat trick in the 75th minute. It's Mercer Island's first title after twice finishing runner-up.
Fernando Clavijo becomes head coach of Seattle's expansion entry in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). Clavijo brings championship playing experience from the indoor game and earlier in the summer represented the U.S. in the World Cup.
Les Muller buries four goals in rival Buchans’ net to keep Hungarians unbeaten (6-0-1) in state first division.