Rachel Daly scored in the 80th minute for Houston. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
HOUSTON — Rachel Daly made sure she and the Houston Dash got off on the right foot in their National Women’s Soccer League season opener Saturday.
The former St. John’s University standout tallied the second goal of the match, an insurance score in the 80th minute, in the 2-0 win over the Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium.
After forward Kealia Ohai gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, Daly gave the hosts some breathing room late in the match.
In the 80th minute, Ohai went down the left side and sent a low cross to Daly at the right side of the penalty area. As Daly controlled the ball, she made a half turn to get away from her mark and curled a shot to the upper left corner of the net.