by Photo from SD Wave

The San Diego Wave are heading to the playoffs in their first season as an expansion team. 

Over the weekend, the Wave went into Orlando to play against Pride in an exciting match that resulted in a 2-2 draw. 

Orlando Pride jumped forward 2-0 on the scoreboard to take a commanding lead in the match. 

However, as we have seen them do before, San Diego Wave refused to go down without putting up a fight. 

Later in the match at the 76th minute, Makenzy Doniak pulled one back to cut the deficit in half with a crucial goal with about 15 minutes left in this game. 

And ten minutes after, Taylor Kornieck continued to show why she has been one of the biggest surprises in the NWSL this season. 

Taylor equalized the game 2-2 with a goal off a set piece with just three minutes to go in the match in the 87th minute. 

It wasn't a win in the end, but it was enough to gain a valuable league table point, and it resulted in a playoff spot for San Diego.

After the match, San Diego Wave head coach Casey Stoney acknowledged that the team could have displayed a better game of soccer, but nonetheless, she was happy that the team was looking for a comeback and were ultimately able to erase the 2-0 deficit.

"Not the performance or the result we wanted but a huge come back yet again from this incredible group. Need to say I am very proud of this team, this club and these people! Now we recover and we work smart to put things right for the last push."

Wave defender Madison Pogarch also tweeted her reaction to the draw after the match with some optimism. 

"Wasn’t the prettiest and not our best, but very very proud of the group for fighting to come away with a point. We’re playoff bound baby!!!"

The Wave will play their last regular season match at Snapdragon Stadium on October 1st when they face the North Carolina Courage this weekend. 

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