- Sophia Smith (11', 23', 48')
- Morgan Weaver (64')
- Ashley Hatch (13')
- Ashley Sanchez (46')
Smith, one of the players selected earlier this week for the U.S. national team headed to the World Cup next month, leads the NWSL with 10 goals this season.
Smith beat a trio of defenders from outside the box for her first goal in the 11th minute, but Ashley Hatch equalized two minutes later for the Spirit. It was Hatch's seventh goal this season.
Smith's second goal was another strike from outside the box in the 23rd minute.
The match was a battle of the two leading teams in the league. With the victory, the Thorns (7-2-4) moved atop the standings ahead of the Spirit (6-2-5).
It was the last club match for players from both sides bound for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
- Ekaterina Koroleva
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