Own goal is enough to lift Angel City to 1-0 victory over Kansas City

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Angel City's Christen Press plays during an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match against Wave FC, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Angel City FC's Christen Press, pictured April 2, sent a pass through the goal box that was knocked in by Kansas City defender Taylor Leach in the 70th minute Saturday night for an own goal. Angel City won 1-0. (Denis Poroy / Associated Press)

Angel City FC didn’t score in Saturday night’s NWSL match at Banc of California Stadium, but an own goal by the Kansas City Current was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the hosts.

In the 70th minute, Christen Press, after taking a through ball from Savannah McCaskill, sent a pass through the goal box that was knocked in by Current defender Taylor Leach.

Goalkeeper DiDi Haracic made a quality save — her lone save — for Angel City

(3-1-0) early in the game when she stopped a free kick by Alexis Loera that was headed for the upper left corner in the ninth minute.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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