Boston Breakers BOS

3‑9‑7 , 3‑4‑3 Home

1
Final
Sat, Jul 1

Washington SpiritWAS

4‑10‑4 , 1‑7‑2 Away

0

Jordan Field

Boston, Massachusetts

Attendance: 2,523

Purce scores her first career goal as Boston beats Washington 1-0

The Breakers won for the first time since April 29

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Margaret Purce's first career goal gave the Breakers a 1-0 home win on Saturday. (Photo credit: Mike Gridley/isiphotos.com)

Mallory Pugh and Estefanía Banini returned for the Spirit, but Boston’s Margaret Purce scored her first career NWSL goal as the Breakers won 1-0 in front of 2,523 fans at Jordan Field on a windy day in Boston. The victory snapped an eight game winless streak for the home side.

Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé made a stellar stop in the 72nd minute, diving low to palm a bending shot from Rosie White out for a corner, but the Breakers took the lead on the ensuing corner. White took the corner and sent a low pass back to Purce on the left wing. The rookie dribbled to the top of the 18 and unleashed a strong right-footed shot that beat Labbé low at the near corner to make it 1-0.

The goal came on the same field that Purce, a Harvard grad, played on in her college career.

Pugh had missed the last two games for Washington with a left ankle sprain suffered during warm-ups before the United States women’s national team’s meeting with Norway on June 11.

Banini was Washington’s leading scorer in 2016 before re-signing with the team on June 19. She played the game’s final 33 minutes.

Pugh subbed in at the start of the second half  and quickly made her mark on the game in the 57th minute, taking on Allysha Chapman one-on-one on the right wing and swinging a dangerous left-footed cross towards the goal, but her effort went just out of the reach of Kristie Mewis.

Then in the 60th minute, she hit a strong left-footed shot that clanged off the crossbar, and straight down before finally being corralled by Breakers goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme.

Labbé made five saves in the loss. Her best effort came in the 25th minute, a leaping save as Breakers midfielder Morgan Andrews sent a long-distance shot towards the upper left corner.

Spirit forward Havana Solaun nearly put Washington on the board in the 7th minute off a Mewis corner kick, but her shot was saved off the line by Breakers defender Brooke Elby.

Prudhomme made four saves to earn her second straight shutout.

Boston Breakers

15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
  62'
8

Julie King

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
3

Brooke Elby

Defender
25

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
10

Rosie White

Midfielder
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
7

Emilie Haavi

Forward
  62'
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward
  81'
19

Adriana Leon

Forward
  75'

substitutes

17

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  81'
21

Margaret Purce

Substitute
  62'   72'
1

Elizabeth Stout

Substitute
18

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
  75'

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
  81'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  64'
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
19

Kristie Mewis

Forward
  67'
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
  46'

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
10

Estefanía Banini

Substitute
  67'
3

Caprice Dydasco

Substitute
  81'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
11

Mallory Pugh

Substitute
  46'
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Boston Breakers 1, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Boston Breakers 1, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Tiffany Weimer tries a through ball, but Ifeoma Onumonu is caught offside.

88'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Andrews with a through ball following a fast break.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a headed pass.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Natasha Dowie.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco replaces Kassey Kallman.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Tiffany Weimer replaces Adriana Leon.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rosie White with a cross following a set piece situation.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

74'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 1, Washington Spirit 0. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rosie White following a corner.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brooke Elby.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Andrews.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini replaces Kristie Mewis.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kassey Kallman with a cross.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adriana Leon.

64'

YELLOW CARD

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Margaret Purce replaces Emilie Haavi.

62'

YELLOW CARD

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

60'

POST

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Julie King (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Rosie White tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

49'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Julie King (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Morgan Andrews tries a through ball, but Adriana Leon is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Boston Breakers 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Mallory Pugh replaces Cheyna Williams.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Boston Breakers 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

45'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Adriana Leon.

45'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie King.

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Julie King (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

38'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit).

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Estelle Johnson with a cross.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Allysha Chapman.

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Boston Breakers).

31'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Rosie White tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Brooke Elby with a cross.

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

26'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

25'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rosie White with a headed pass.

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross following a corner.

13'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Sammy Jo Prudhomme.

12'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie King.

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adriana Leon.

11'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

10'

FREE KICK WON

Julie King (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross.

6'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

4'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

BOS
KO HT FT 90+
46
Mallory Pugh 11
Cheyna Williams 20
62
Margaret Purce 21
Emilie Haavi 7
67
Estefanía Banini 10
Kristie Mewis 19
75
Tiffany Weimer 18
Adriana Leon 19
81
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Natasha Dowie 9
81
Caprice Dydasco 3
Kassey Kallman 6
72
goal

Margaret Purce 21

Assisted by: Rosie White 10

62
yellow card

Allysha Chapman 2

64
yellow card

Estelle Johnson 24

WAS

Goals & Assists

72′ Boston Breakers
Margaret Purce
Assisted by: Rosie White

Disciplinary

62′ Boston Breakers
Allysha Chapman
64′ Washington Spirit
Estelle Johnson

Substitutions

46′ Washington Spirit
  Mallory Pugh
  Cheyna Williams
62′ Boston Breakers
  Margaret Purce
  Emilie Haavi
67′ Washington Spirit
  Estefanía Banini
  Kristie Mewis
75′ Boston Breakers
  Tiffany Weimer
  Adriana Leon
81′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Natasha Dowie
81′ Washington Spirit
  Caprice Dydasco
  Kassey Kallman


BOS

Match Statistics


WAS

13
Shots
14
6
Shots On Goal
5
1
Shots Blocked
2
4
Corners
8
8
Crosses
16
4
Offsides
1
11
Fouls
7
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
348
Total Passes
414
67.2%
Passing Accuracy
70.3%
45.5%
Possession
54.5%
46
Duels Won
41
9
Tackles Won
10
4
Saves
5
22
Clearances
11

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
2 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 D Brooke Elby 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
25 M Morgan Andrews 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
10 M Rosie White 90 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 1
26 M Angela Salem 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 F Emilie Haavi 62 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 F Natasha Dowie 81 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
19 F Adriana Leon 75 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 2
17 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 9 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
21 S Margaret Purce 28 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1 S Elizabeth Stout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Tiffany Weimer 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
15 G Sammy Jo Prudhomme 90 0 14 4 0 0 0 0
6 D Kassey Kallman 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 M Havana Solaun 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
19 F Kristie Mewis 67 0 0 4 4 4 0 1 0
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 1
20 F Cheyna Williams 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Estefanía Banini 23 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 S Caprice Dydasco 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Mallory Pugh 45 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 1
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 1 13 5 0 0 0 0