By Michael Padilla
The Washington Spirit, coached by Northwest Center’s own VP of business development Mike Quinn, battled South Carolina in an early round soccer match at the Special Olympics USA Games at Seattle University. The Washington Spirit controlled the pace of the game from start to finish and won by a final score of 7 to 1.
In the second half, South Carolina did score its lone goal of the game, as Katie Beck ripped a shot from the edge of the box into the back of the net. Washington kept the pressure on, scoring two more goals in the second half.
Head coach Mike Quinn was pleased with his team’s dominance on the field. “We kept containing them and working on our passing once we scored a few goals,” he said.
Editor’s note: The Washington Spirit went on to win the bronze medal at the Special Olympics USA Games by defeating Maine 3 to 2. Washington Thunder took home the gold, defeating Maine 3 to 1.