Balcer's brace pushes OL Reign past the Wave

SAN DIEGO —   OL Reign (7-4-2) beat the San Diego Wave FC (6-5-2) 2-1 at Snapdragon Stadium, the Reign’s second straight win at San Diego’s home. Forward Bethany Balcer led the way, scoring both of the Reign’s goals.

Midfielder Quinn lofted a perfect ball to Balcer who directed it into the back of the net in the 8th minute.

The strong backline of Lu Barnes, Sam Hiatt, Alana Cook, Sofia Huerta, and goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce silenced San Diego’s offense for much of the match.

San Diego got on the board two minutes into the second half.   Alex Morgan connected with

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