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Monday, February 26, 2024
Feb. 26, 2024

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Wave, Thorns score last-minute goals, play to draw


The San Diego Wave and Portland Thorns exchanged goals in the final minutes and played to a 1-1 draw in the National Women’s Soccer League on Friday night.

The match was played in front of 18,130 fans at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego.

Sofia Jakobsson ran onto Jaedyn Shaw’s long pass and tried to slip the ball around goalkeeper Bella Bixby, who blocked it. The rebound went to Jakobsson, who capitalized on her second chance in the 86th minute.

On Portland’s 10th corner kick of the game, rookie Reyna Reyes scored her first professional goal on a header from the far post in the 90th minute. Sam Coffey earned the assist.

The Thorns (4-1-4) finished with 28 shots, while San Diego goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made seven saves.

The draw keeps San Diego (5-3-1) even with Portland atop the NWSL standings.