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Breakers Blanked in Houston

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The Boston Breakers season-long stumbles continued on Saturday in Houston where they dropped a 1-0 loss to the Dash in a rain-delayed match at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Abby Smith collected a career-high 10 saves on the evening, but was unable to stop Nichelle Prince in the 23rd minute, where the Dash took hold of a lead it didn’t let go.

The Breakers’ best chance at getting on the board came inside of 12 minutes. Margaret Purce sent a cross into the area for Adriana Leon, who rattled the crossbar on a powerful point-blank shot.

Defender and captain Julie King made her 102nd appearance for the Breakers, tying Kristine Lilly for most all-time in franchise history

With the loss, the Breakers remain on 14 points (3-7-5), stuck in eighth place. The sixth-place Dash improved to 23 points on a 6-7-2 mark.

Boston returns to action on Aug. 4 when they host FC Kansas City at Jordan Field. Kickoff is 7:00pm.

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