Opening Weekend at the Plex

On Saturday, April 15, the Washington Spirit hosted the North Carolina Courage to kick off the 5th season of the National Women’s Soccer League.

North Carolina picked up the 1-0 win, but a strong performance from Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé kept Washington in the game.


While the scoreline did not favor the Spirit, the more important news that came out of the game was the injuries to midfielder Joanna Lohman and forward Cheyna Williams. Lohman is out for the season with a torn ACL while Williams is out indefinitely with a groin injury.

It was so nice to be back at the Maryland SoccerPlex for a regular season game. It just feels like it has been too long. After the game, we talked to Labbé, Tori Huster, Lohman, Jim Gabarra, and Shelina Zadorsky.


Steph Labbé


Here are our interviews with Huster, Lohman, and Zadorsky:

The Spirit will be back in action this weekend as they take on the Orlando Pride in Orlando. This will be the Pride’s first game in their new stadium. Kickoff will be at 4 p.m. on Lifetime.

Until next time,



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