Breakers Cap Trying Campaign with 3 Points

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com

A second half Kristie Mewis goal allowed the Boston Breakers to cap a trying campaign with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash in Sunday’s season finale at Harvard Stadium.

Mewis unknotted a scoreless match in the 77th minute, while Alyssa Naeher kept the sheet clean for the third time this season.

The win allows the Breakers, who went 6-16-2 (20 points) in 2014, to escape a last place finish. The loss doomed the expansion Dash, who finished the season with a 5-15-3 (18 points) mark, to a spot at the bottom of the NWSL table.

After the sides went into halftime unable to get on the board, the hosts found the break through in the waning stages – and it came as no surprise that Heather O’Reilly had a hand in it.

The National Team stalwart crossed it far post for Mewis, who converted it in the 77th minute to lift the supporters from their seats.

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Brian O'Connell serves as editor and staff writer at New England Soccer Today. He's also the Revolution beat writer for ESPNBoston.com, and is Officer at Large for the North American Soccer Reporters. He regularly contributes to The Associated Press, and has been featured on MLSSoccer.com & RevsNet.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BrianOConnell21 or contact him via e-mail at BOConnell21@aol.com