Olivia Moultrie’s First Portland Thorns Goal Is An Impressive Free Kick

The teenager’s goal helped Portland advance to the final vs. Lyon.

15-year-old Portland Thorns phenom Olivia Moultrie scored her first professional goal on Wednesday night to help her side advance to the final of the Women’s International Champions Cup.

Shea Groom had given the Houston Dash a 2-0 halftime advantage to stun Providence Park, but Natalia Kuikka pulled one back for the Thorns in the 51st-minute to set the stage for Moultrie’s equalizer in the 58th.

The match was decided in a penalty shootout, where Portland keeper Shelby Hogan was the hero with three saves.

In Wednesday’s earlier semifinal between Barcelona and Lyon, a rollercoaster of a match saw Barça take the early advantage through Mariona Caldentey, but Lyon would go into halftime with the 2-1 advantage after goals from Amel Majri and Amandine Henry. 

Mariona made it 2-2 in the 63rd minute, but Melvine Malard found the winner for Lyon in the 85th.

The final between Portland and Lyon is scheduled for Saturday at 10:06 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 

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