New England Soccer Today

Breakers crash against Flash

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight days after they scored four goals in Atlanta, the Breakers only found one against expansion side Western New York as Boston dropped its home opener 2-1 to the Flash at Harvard Stadium Sunday night.

Flash forward Christine Sinclair opened the account in the 66th minute and Gemma Davison doubled the lead in the 90th minute. Breakers’ midfielder Kelly Smith brought it back to 2-1 in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late for the hosts.

The match opened as a defensive struggle between the sides, as both backlines refused to give much to their adversaries. With the game knotted at nil at the interval, the Flash entered the second half hoping to break through.

Minutes after the hour mark, Alex Morgan sent a pass to Sinclair, who netted it in front of a stunned Harvard Stadium crowd to give the expansion side the 1-0 lead.

With the final minutes melting away, Breakers head coach Tony DiCicco bolstered his midfielder with the addition of Ellie Reed in the 85th minute as the team went from a 4-4-2 to a 3-5-2.

But, the move backfired five minutes later when Davison delivered the dagger in the 90th minute to give the Flash a sizable, two-goal cushion going into stoppage time.

Faced with a two goal deficit and a precious few seconds to work with, Boston pulled one back in stoppage time thanks to Smith’s goal. However, the final whistle screeched seconds later and the Breakers walked off the pitch with their first loss of the season.

The Breakers hit the road on Saturday, April 23rd to face magicJack at 7:00pm. The match venue has not yet been determined.

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