Thorns roll past Arizona in exhibition

Clark County connections take part in match

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The Portland Thorns FC beat the University of Arizona 10-0 on Friday in a women’s soccer exhibition match in Tucson.

Jessica McDonald, Allie Long, Rachel Van Hollebeke and Meleana Shim each scored two goals for the Thorns. Christine Sinclair and Angie Kerr also netted goals in front of an announced crowned of 1,774.

It was the first official preseason match for the Thorns. Alex Morgan is recovering from an injury and did not play.

The match featured a pair of players from Clark County. Columbia River graduate Kat Tarr, who is on trial with the Thorns, came on as a second-half substitute for Portland. Skyview graduate Sheaffer Skadsen started on defense for Arizona.

The Thorns outshot Arizona 29-1, including 20 shots on goal.

The Thorns will play Arizona State on Sunday afternoon. Portland opens the National Women’s Soccer League season on April 12 at Houston. The Thorns home opener is April 26 against FC Kansas City.