Spirit Shuts Out Power 1-0
Jul. 21, 2002
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Julie Fleeting scored in the 90th minute to lift the San Diego Spirit to a 1-0 victory over the New York Power on Saturday night.
The Power extended their league-record losing streak to nine games. They dropped to 2-13-1.
Goalkeeper Saskia Webber had difficulty communicating with defender Ronnie Fair and Fleeting was able to get between the two and score her second goal of the season.
Carly Smolak made three saves for San Diego (4-8-4) in her first WUSA shutout. Her toughest one came in the 68th minute, when she dove to her left to stop a shot by Jacelyn Raveia on a corner kick.
Both teams played the match without several key players. San Diego was without Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, and Shannon MacMillan. New York was without Anita Rapp, Linda Ormen, and Tiffeny Milbrett. All are with their respective national teams.
San Diego midfielder Shannon Boxx served a one-game suspension.