FRISCO — The FC Dallas Women’s Premier Soccer League team began its four-game road trip earlier this week, traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma and then headed east in North Texas to play Texas Spurs FC. Dallas entered the road stint with three points through one game on the season.
Following a scoreless first half on Tuesday, which saw a back-and-forth game, FCD earned a penalty kick after Natalee Heiser was taken down in the box. FC Dallas '01 US Development Academy product Kimye Raietparvar put the penalty away and put FCD up 1-0. It looked like Dallas was going to escape Tulsa with all three points, but a Tulsa stoppage-time goal in the 92nd minute saw the two sides share the spoils at the end of the day.
"I am extremely impressed with our youngsters, FC Dallas-WPSL Coach Tyler Powell said. “We traveled five DA players... four of which are still in high school. They played a contributing factor to getting the road point."
FCD’s next game would be just two days later in Lucas, Texas as the team traveled to face Texas Spurs FC. The game was initially delayed an hour and 15 minutes due to thunderstorms, but the two sides were able to wait it out and play once the weather conditions cleared up. Having the majority of the ball through the first half, halftime once again saw Dallas and its opponent tied scoreless. The lone goal wouldn’t come until the 87th minute after Allie Thorton capitalized on a loose ball to put FCD up 1-0. Dallas would hold on for the win and also recorded its first shutout of the season.
"Give the Spurs credit, they are a hard-working team that has a lot of fight,” Powell said. “They have a very experienced team, but we were able to utilize our depth, which paid off towards the end."
The win would put FCD at seven points on the season and are in second place in the Southwest Conference with two games in hand on first-placed FC Wichita. The women will be back in action at 2 p.m. on Sunday when they travel to face OKC FC.