SEATTLE — SEATTLE (AP) — Jenna Nighswonger, Lynn Williams, and Taylor Smith scored in the first half to give Gotham FC a 4-1 win over OL Reign on Sunday.
Gotham (5-1-2) moved to the top of the National Women's Soccer League with the win in front of 8,146 fans at Lumen Field.
Nighswonger, a rookie, opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a left-footed shot from outside the 18-yard box that was just out of the reach of Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce.
Williams pounced on a bad touch from a Reign defender and made it 2-0 in the 12th minute.
Smith added a goal in the 38th minute, getting a one-touch pass from Delanie Sheehan in the box and pushing it into the left corner.
Bruninha stole a ball in the box and unleashed a shot into the near-post corner to put Gotham up 4-0 in the 73rd minute.
Jordyn Huitema got a goal back for the Reign (4-3-1) four minutes later. Elyse Bennett won the ball on a corner kick and sent it to Huitema, who slipped it into the goal from close range.