The San Diego Wave get a victory in their last home game at Torero Stadium.
On Saturday night, the Wave defeated Houston Dash with a 3-1 scoreboard to wrap up their short but meaningful journey at USD's pitch.
With goals from Alex Morgan, Amirah Ali, and Sofia Jakobsson, the hometown team was able to have a proper sendoff before they play their next home match at the new Snapdragon Stadium on September 17
Alex morgan on the big win after a tough loss in their last match vs Orlando Pride: I’m just proud of the character we showed tonight and kind of bouncing back from a couple of tough losses,” Morgan said. Being “back in the mix at the top of the table is always a good thing, so we are going to build momentum off of this.
Wave FC coach Casy Stoney was pleased with the result, and was particularly happy for Sweden international Sofia Jakobsson who got back on the scoresheet since she came back from competing in the Euros this summer.
“Yeah, I’m really pleased for her," said Casey Stoney. "She’s obviously had quite a few (attempts) and there was one that came off her shins as well when she’s in. So that’s a big weight off her shoulders now that she’s got a goal. She’s had easier chances than that, and I’m so pleased for her. She made a big difference when she came on, just sprinting up that back line and getting in behind.”
Jakobbson says that her return to the team has been quite difficult since coming back, but says her goal was important to regain the same momentum she had prior to the Euros.
“I came back from EUROs (playing with the Swedish national team) and it was a little bit tough for me,” Jakobsson said. “To come back and play with the team has been really great, and to come on and score was really important for me. I have worked hard for that and finally I could score the goal.”
The next home match will be at Torero Stadium on September 17, when the Wave hosts SoCal rivals, Angel City.