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SPIRIT AND FLASH PLAY TO 1-1 DRAW
Flash's Kerr scores in 85th minute but Spirit's Matheson responds two minutes later to tie the game

(April 20, 2013) – The Washington Spirit rallied with a late goal to secure a 1-1 draw against the Western New York Flash on Saturday night at the Maryland Soccer Complex Stadium. Flash midfielder Samantha Kerr scored the opening goal of the match in the 85th minute, finishing off a header from forward Abby Wambach. However, Spirit midfielder Diana Matheson would convert a penatly just two minutes later to tie the score at 1-1.

The Spirit put the pressure on early in the match, jumping out of the gates in their home opener. Seven minutes in, Ali Krieger sent a cross from right to left through the Flash box, but the ball was unable to find the foot of Diana Matheson who was waiting at the far post.

But 20 minutes in, the Flash began to take control and put some quality chances on net. Abby Wambach had two solid chances in the first half but couldn’t get the ball to cross the goal line.

In the 19th minute, Kerr sent a chip in to Wambach who connected with the inside of her right foot. The attempt went past Spirit, and former Flash, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris but rocketed off the crossbar. Nearly 10 minutes later, Harris denied Wambach on what may have been the save of the game. Another cross came from the right side to Wambach and, this time, she got a hard header on goal but Harris made an aerial fingertip save to her left, keeping the game blank.

Two minutes into the second half, Wambach sent Kerr on a run down the right side when she threaded a pass through the Spirit defense. But Kerr’s strike went just high of the net.

With the game still scoreless, Spirit captain Lori Lindsey took a hard shot from 20 yards out, but Adrianna Franch was able to punch the ball away in the 72nd minute. That save set up one of the Spirit’s seven corners, but they were unable to convert on any.

Thirteen minutes later, the Flash were granted a free kick after Wambach was taken down hard by Tori Huster. Following Huster’s booking, Veronica Perez sent a ball into the box that Wambach flicked to the right post with her head, landing at the feet of Kerr who easily touched it in.

Just when the Flash thought they had the momentum, the Spirit countered and drew a penalty kick only two minutes later. Jasmyne Spencer, a halftime substitute, was fouled in the box by Brittany Taylor, resulting in a yellow card and the penalty kick. Matheson stepped up to take the attempt and fired a shot past Franch to the left.

The Flash tried to regain the lead, and drew a number of corners in the final minutes, but could reclaim the lead.

After the Spirit worked five corner kicks in the first half, the Flash got seven in the second with the teams finishing even in the stat. WNY held a 12-7 advantage in shots, with Franch making three saves and Harris finishing with four.
 

Complete stats are below:

 

 

 

GOALS

1

2

F

Western New York (0-1-1)

0

1

1

Washington Spirit (0-0-2)

0

1

1

 

SCORING SUMMARY

 

Goal

Time

Team

GoalScorer

Assists

Note

1

85

Western NewYork

Samantha Kerr

Abby Wambach

 

2

87

Washington

Diana Matheson

 

PK

 

 

 CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

 

 

Time

 

Team

##

 

Player

Card

Reason

84

Washington

23

Tori Huster

Yellow Card

TacticalFoul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Time       Team                                                            OUT                                                                            IN 

    46            Washington                                                     #9IngridWells                                                               #24JasmyneSpencer

    80           WesternNewYork                                          #7McCallZerboni                                                         #15VickiDiMartino

    84            Washington                                                     #14TiffanyMcCarty                                                      #10CarolineMiller

    91+          Washington                                                     #24JasmyneSpencer                                                  #4DomenicaHodak

    93+          WesternNewYork                                         #4SamanthaKerr                                                         #23Jodi-AnnRobinson

 

 

 

SHOTS

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

6

6

12

Washington

5

2

7

 

SHOTSONGOAL

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

3

2

5

Washington

2

2

4

 

 

SAVES

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

2

1

3

Washington

3

1

4

 

CORNERKICKS

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

0

7

7

Washington

5

2

7

 

 

OFFSIDES

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

0

2

2

Washington

2

1

3

 

FOULS

1

2

F

WesternNewYork

2

4

6

Washington

4

3

7

 

Officials:Referee:  Kari Seitz

 

Asst.Referee:  Melanie Johnson-Stoner; Dean Fairweather

 

FourthOfficial: Paul Ciaramitaro

 

Attendance:  N/A

 

Western New York Player Stats

##

20

Name(*forstarters)

Abby Wambach*

Min

90

G

0

A

1

Sh

3

SOG

1

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

1

16

Katherine Reynolds*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

Adriana Martin*

90

0

0

6

3

0

0

1

1

0

0

24

Adrianna Franch*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

Veronica Perez*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

4

0

5

Kimberly Yokers*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

13

Brittany Taylor*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

12

Estelle Johnson*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Alex Sahlen*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Samantha Kerr*

89

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

7

McCall Zerboni*

80

0

0

1

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

15

Vicki DiMartino

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

Jodi-Ann Robinson

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TEAMTOTAL                                      990        1        1            12             5         0          0          7          2           6          3

 

 

WesternNewYorkGoalkeeperStats

 

##  Name(* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

24    Adrianna Franch*

90

1

7

4

3

T

TEAMTOTAL

90

1

7

4

3

 

 

Washington Player Stats

 

##

8

Name (* for starters)

Diana Matheson*

Min

90

G

1

A

0

Sh

2

SOG

1

YC

0

RC

0

CK

0

Off

0

FC

0

FS

0

11

Ali Krieger*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

Lori Lindsey*

90

0

0

1

1

0

0

7

0

0

0

1

Ashlyn Harris*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

Robyn Gayle*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

22

Stephanie Ochs*

90

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

3

Kika Toulouse*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

23

Tori Huster*

90

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

13

Julia Roberts*

90

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

14

Tiffany McCarty*

84

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

9

Ingrid Wells*

45

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

Jasmyne Spencer

44

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

10

Caroline Miller

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Domenica Hodak

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TEAM TOTAL

990

1

0

7

4

1

0

7

3

7

2

Washington Goalkeeper Stats

 

##   Name (* for starters)

Min

GA

Sh

SOG

Sv

D

1      Ashlyn Harris*

90

1

12

5

4

T

TEAM TOTAL

90

1

12

5

4

 

 

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