A goal by Shea Groom in the 83rd minute gave FC Kansas City a 1-0 road victory over the Houston Dash on Sunday night.
FCKC’s Becky Sauerbrunn sent a ball through the box just as the clock ticked past the 83-minute mark. Groom won a battle in the air with the defender just in front of her and was able to head the ball into the net for the only goal of the game.
Nicole Barnhart recorded the shutout in goal for FCKC.
The win was FCKC’s first since a May 27 victory against the Washington Spirit. FCKC, which entered the night last in the leauge standings, had a string of six losses and three ties before Sunday’s breakthrough.
FCKC will return to action against the Portland Thorns at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Swope Soccer Village.