The Orlando Pride’s search for its first win of the season continues.
Goals from Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams led the North Carolina Courage to a 3-1 victory over the Pride on Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park.
McDonald got the Courage (3-0-0, 9 points) on the scoreboard early after striking on a rebound in the sixth minute. Camila equalized the score for the Pride in the 27th minute after a strike from distance hit the bottom-right corner.
The Courage retook the lead in the 33rd minute after a handball on Laura Alleway was called, leaving Mewis to convert the penalty kick for the 2-1 lead before halftime. Williams capped the scoring for the Courage in the 70th minute after striking a volley from 15 yards out.
Brazilian star Marta started for the first time this season for the Pride.
The Pride (0-2-1, 1 points) are back on the road to take on FC Kansas City on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m.
(Photo Courtesy of Andy Mead)