Washington Spirit WAS

4‑9‑4 , 3‑3‑2 Home

2
Final
Sat, Aug 12

Boston BreakersBOS

3‑8‑7 , 0‑5‑4 Away

2

Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,722

Breakers and Spirit tie 2-2 after a dramatic finish

Both teams nearly won the game in the final moments

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Boston Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith made nine saves vs. the Washington Spirit in Week 16. (Photo credit: Jose Argueta/isiphotos.com)

Abby Smith made nine saves in a wild affair between the Boston Breakers and the Washington Spirit as the two sides dueled to a 2-2 draw in front of 3,722 fans at the Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. Breakers forward Adriana Leon equalized twice for Boston in the game.

Both teams had a chance to win it in the final moments of stoppage time but neither could pull off the dramatic victory. For the Spirit, Mallory Pugh’s free kick to the head of Estelle Johnson hit off the crossbar and then on the ensuing counter attack for the Breakers, Rosie White was open in the box but pushed her right-footed shot just wide.

Smith made big saves throughout the match to keep the Breakers in the game. Her best effort came in the 90th minute to preserve the draw after a rising shot from Spirit midfielder Tori Huster looked destined for the upper corner.

The crossbar was no friend to the Spirit on the day even before the final plays of the game as Pugh hit the crossbar twice in the match. The first came on a free kick in the second minute of first half stoppage time and the second in the 83rd minute after a getting in behind the Breakers defense.

Johnson opened the scoring in the sixth minute to give the Spirit the 1-0 lead, cleaning up a rebound after her first shot was saved by Smith. It was her second goal of the season.

Leon tied things up in the 44th minute with her fourth goal of the season, cleaning up a loose ball in the box after Katie Stengel’s shot was blocked by the Spirit defense. Leon tapped it past Spirit goalkeeper DiDi Haracic (starting as Stephanie Labbé was given the afternoon off) to tie things at 1.

The Spirit made it 2-1 in the 64th minute, on a goal from Cheyna Williams. Midfielder Estefanía Banini tried to bend a ball over Smith and into the net. Smith got a hand to it, but couldn’t quite push it out of danger and Williams headed in the rebound for her third goal of the season.

Leon equalized again for the Breakers in the 79th minute, staying onside and sneaking in behind the Spirit defensive line to get on the end of a cross from Ifeoma Onumonu, who had entered the match just nine minutes earlier. Leon took one touch to settle the ball and calmly slotted it past Haracic to even things up 2-2, for her fifth goal of the season. The assist is the first of the rookie Onumonu’s NWSL career.

Late in stoppage time, Huster and Breakers midfielder Angela Salem went down after a head-to-head collision. Salem was issued a yellow card for coming in late on the play. After a few minutes, both players were able to walk off the field.

With the draw, both teams remain tied on points (16) near the bottom of the NWSL table. The Breakers will next host the Houston Dash on Wednesday night while the Spirit will need to visit the first-place North Carolina Courage on Saturday in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

Washington Spirit

21

DiDi Haracic

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  6'
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
  67'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
9

Havana Solaun

Forward
  79'
2

Arielle Ship

Forward
  55'
11

Mallory Pugh

Forward

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
6

Kassey Kallman

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  79'
1

Stephanie Labbe

Substitute
19

Kristie Mewis

Substitute
  67'
20

Cheyna Williams

Substitute
  55'   64'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
  64'
21

Margaret Purce

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Julie King

Defender
10

Rosie White

Midfielder
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
  90 + 5'
25

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
  55'
18

Tiffany Weimer

Forward
  70'
23

Katie Stengel

Forward
19

Adriana Leon

Forward
  44', 79'

substitutes

5

Amanda DaCosta

Substitute
  55'
9

Natasha Dowie

Substitute
17

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
  64'
7

Emilie Haavi

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  70'
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 2, Boston Breakers 2.

90'+8'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 2, Boston Breakers 2.

90'+8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu following a fast break.

90'+7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+7'

POST

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Mallory Pugh following a set piece situation.

90'+7'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

90'+6'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+5'

YELLOW CARD

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'

START DELAY

Delay in match Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

90'+3'

START DELAY

Delay in match Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) because of an injury.

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Margaret Purce.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Da Costa (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross following a corner.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Smith.

90'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

87'

OFFSIDE

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

86'

FREE KICK WON

DiDi Haracic (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

85'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers).

83'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alyssa Kleiner with a cross.

83'

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.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amanda Frisbie (Boston Breakers).

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Havana Solaun.

79'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Boston Breakers 2. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu with a cross.

76'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

74'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Havana Solaun is caught offside.

74'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Washington Spirit).

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit).

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Tiffany Weimer.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Margaret Purce.

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Amanda Da Costa tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Kristie Mewis replaces Estefanía Banini.

64'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Boston Breakers 1. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) header from very close range to the top left corner.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Amanda Frisbie replaces Allysha Chapman.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie King.

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

58'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a cross.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

57'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Smith.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Amanda Da Costa tries a through ball, but Adriana Leon is caught offside.

55'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cheyna Williams replaces Arielle Ship.

55'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Amanda Da Costa replaces Morgan Andrews.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 1, Boston Breakers 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 1, Boston Breakers 1.

45'+3'

CONTENTIOUS REFEREE DECISIONS

.

45'+2'

POST

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

44'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Boston Breakers 1. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit).

43'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

FREE KICK WON

DiDi Haracic (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers).

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tori Huster.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adriana Leon.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

37'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Arielle Ship.

37'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Megan Oyster.

37'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Washington Spirit).

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross.

26'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Adriana Leon tries a through ball, but Rosie White is caught offside.

25'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

21'

FREE KICK WON

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Smith.

18'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

14'

FREE KICK WON

Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

6'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Boston Breakers 0. Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard with a through ball.

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini tries a through ball, but Havana Solaun is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
55
Cheyna Williams 20
Arielle Ship 2
55
Amanda DaCosta 5
Morgan Andrews 25
64
Amanda Frisbie 17
Allysha Chapman 2
67
Kristie Mewis 19
Estefanía Banini 10
70
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Tiffany Weimer 18
79
Alyssa Kleiner 22
Havana Solaun 9
6
goal

Estelle Johnson 24

44
goal

Adriana Leon 19

64
goal

Cheyna Williams 20

79
goal

Adriana Leon 19

Assisted by: Ifeoma Onumonu 22

90 +5
yellow card

Angela Salem 26

BOS

Goals & Assists

6′ Washington Spirit
Estelle Johnson
44′ Boston Breakers
Adriana Leon
64′ Washington Spirit
Cheyna Williams
79′ Boston Breakers
Adriana Leon
Assisted by: Ifeoma Onumonu

Disciplinary

90 + 5′ Boston Breakers
Angela Salem

Substitutions

55′ Washington Spirit
  Cheyna Williams
  Arielle Ship
55′ Boston Breakers
  Amanda DaCosta
  Morgan Andrews
64′ Boston Breakers
  Amanda Frisbie
  Allysha Chapman
67′ Washington Spirit
  Kristie Mewis
  Estefanía Banini
70′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Tiffany Weimer
79′ Washington Spirit
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Havana Solaun


WAS

Match Statistics


BOS

21
Shots
11
11
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
2
5
Corners
2
18
Crosses
11
3
Offsides
3
15
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
396
Total Passes
303
69.4%
Passing Accuracy
66%
56.7%
Possession
43.3%
46
Duels Won
44
13
Tackles Won
18
1
Saves
9
9
Clearances
16

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 1
10 M Estefanía Banini 67 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 3
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
9 F Havana Solaun 79 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0
2 F Arielle Ship 55 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 0 5 5 2 0 1 2
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Kassey Kallman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Stephanie Labbe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kristie Mewis 23 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
20 S Cheyna Williams 35 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
21 G DiDi Haracic 90 2 11 1 0 0 0 2
2 D Allysha Chapman 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 M Rosie White 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 2
26 M Angela Salem 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0
25 M Morgan Andrews 55 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
18 F Tiffany Weimer 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 F Katie Stengel 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
19 F Adriana Leon 90 2 0 4 4 1 1 2 0
5 S Amanda DaCosta 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 S Natasha Dowie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Amanda Frisbie 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 S Emilie Haavi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 20 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 2 21 9 0 0 0 0