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Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi would break through for the club's first-ever goal, however, on the half-hour mark and nearly made it two seven minutes later.
Despite regular pressure from Seattle, the Shine kept the rookie club close going into the break with some nice saves and a little luck as a shot from Allesandra Barreca struck off the crossbar in stoppage time.
Ten minutes into the second half Allesandra Nencioni converted from the penalty spot to push the lead to two, and in the 65th the hosts saw a third ball hit the back of the net only to be negated for an offside call.
Seattle pulled away in the final 20 minutes with Romina Pinna scoring in the 72nd and then narrowly getting her second in the 81st with an effort that struck the crossbar.
Evergreen Cup Update: The win was obviously the first for AC Seattle since it was their league debut. Spokane falls to 0-2-0 in the competition.
Match Report - Spokane Shine 0 :: 4 AC Seattle
SEA: Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi 30
SEA: Allesandra Nencioni (pen) 55
SEA: Romina Pinna 72
SEA: Romina Pinna 85
SEA: Leoni; Agus, Nicks, Schiavi, Pedretti; Lawson, Barreca, Postiglione, Nencioni; Giacinti, Guagni -- Pulitano, Ambrosetti, Kensbock, Parrini, Rudd, Sotgiu, Pinna, Worden
SPO: Caitlin Plese; Jami Hegg, Kendra Morscheck, Alyssa Lloyd, Danielle Eldridge, Karlee Goehner, Jaimey Etten, Brittney Conway, Chelsie Breen, Whitney Wood, Allison Jordan