Goalie Carly Boehmer kept the Phoenix from rising with several diving saves in the first half, including a combination punch/kick-save worthy of ESPN highlights. A few minutes into the second half, Gruen took a deflection off a defender and put a one-time left footer into the corner of the net. Less than three minutes later, passes by Madison Nethery and Autumn Whitney set up Gruen for a sharp angled shot that found the side net.
Olivia Zhu then took a ball that the goalie couldn't clear and drove it home to put the game out of reach 10 minutes later. This was followed by Gruen's third goal of the game, a cross-bar ricochet, and Nayo Clinchard's sliding chip shot to achieve the final 5-nil score.