Williams scores twice and Courage down Spirit 2-0

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored twice to give the North Carolina Courage a 2-0 victory over the Washington Spirit in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup tournament. Williams has three goals in the tournament for the two-time defending league champions, considered the Challenge Cup favorites. William broke a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 50th minute, then added her second in the 61st at Zions Bank Stadium. With two wins, the Courage sit atop the tournament table.