Wed, Aug


Trinidad and Tobago national women's football team striker Kennya Cordner scored two goals as Issaquah SC moved a step closer to winning the NorthWest Division in the second tier of the Women's Premier Soccer League in the United States.

Both Attin Johnson and Tobago striker Kennya "Ya Ya" Cordner were signed by the Washington-based American club just over two months ago. Issaquah is in their first season of WPSL soccer. Cordner has netted nine of the 25 goals Issaquah have scored this season, while Attin-Johnson has five assist for the season so far.

Last Friday, they beat the bottom team Oregon Rush 8-0. Joanna Houplin scored a hat trick in the first 30 minutes of play for ISC. Other first-half goals came from Arica Slawson (17th minute), while Attin-Johnson netted a goal in either half. The rout was complete with second-half goals from Anderson (85th) and Kaua Wall (88th). It was 5-0 at halftime.

In their previous match, Cordner got a late equaliser when Issaquah drew 1-1 with Eugene Metro Futbol Club, a rough game which saw two Issaquah players taken to hospital, one with a broken nose.

Issaquah improved to five wins, two draws and a single loss and are three points clear of nearest rivals Spokane Shine and Portland Rain, with just two more rounds of regular season matches to go.

Issaquah end the season with two games against mid-table Emerald City and need to win at least one to take the division title and clinch a playoff spot.