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KANSAS CITY SHUT OUT BOSTON 2-0
Renae Cuellar and Lauren Cheney score in win over Breakers

(May 18, 2013) – FC Kansas City earned three points and moved up the National Women’s Soccer League table by defeating the Boston Breakers 2-0 tonight. Nicole Barnhart earns her third ‘clean sheet’ with another shutout while Renae Cuellar and Lauren Cheney scored their fourth and second goals respectively in front of 4,362 fans at Verizon Wireless Field.

Coming into tonight’s match, the Boston Breakers were the last remaining undefeated team in the NWSL, while FC Kansas City was recovering from their first loss last week. While still early in the season, this game had the feel of a ‘must-win’ situation for both sides.

To make matters more complicated for Kansas City, center-back and U.S. National Team allocation, Becky Sauerbrunn, was unavailable due to an injury suffered against Western New York last week.

Taking her place on the back line tonight was Jen Buczkowski, while Casey Loyd stepped in to fill her role in the midfield.

Both players played admirably and held Boston to only five shots on goal. Nicole Barnhart easily earned her third win, all by shut-out.

Renae Cuellar returned to her goal scoring ways when she slotted home a breakaway attempt against her teammate on the Mexican National Team, Cecilia Santiago, in the 17th minute.

Lauren Cheney was credited with the assist on Cuellar’s goal and then notched a score of her own in the 64th minute when she guided in a cross from Casey Loyd on the left side then using her upper body to deflect the ball inside the near post.

The win bumps FC Kansas City into third place in the NWSL standings with 10 points.

 

GOALS
1
2
F
Boston(2-1-2)
0
0
0
FCKansasCity(3-1-1)
1
1
2
 
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
Goal
Time
Team
Goal Scorer
Assists
Note
1
17
FC Kansas City
Renae Cuellar
Lauren Cheney
 
2
64
FC Kansas City
Lauren Cheney
Casey Loyd
 
 
 
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
 
 
Time
 
Team
##
 
Player
Card
Reason
23
FC Kansas City
9
Merritt Mathias
Yellow Card
Holding
 
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
 
Time       Team                                                         OUT                                                                        IN

   55           Boston                                              #12 Katie Schoepfer                                              #17 Kyah Simon 
   72           Boston                                              #25 Jo Dragotta                                                     #7 Rhian Wilkinson
   79           FC Kansas City                                 #7 Casey Loyd                                                       #8 Courtney Jones
   81           FC Kansas City                                 #14 Lauren Sesselmann                                         #20 Katie Kelly
   83           Boston                                             #2 Sydney Leroux                                                   #5 Lisa-Marie Woods
   92+         FC Kansas City                                 #19 Kristie Mewis                                                   #16 Nia Williams

 

SHOTS
1
2
F
Boston
4
4
8
FC Kansas City
4
10
14
 
 
 
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
F
Boston
2
3
5
FC Kansas City
3
5
8
 
 
 
SAVES
1
2
F
Boston
2
4
6
FC Kansas City
2
3
5
 
 
 
CORNER KICKS
1
2
F
Boston
3
1
4
FC Kansas City
0
3
3
 
 
 
OFFSIDES
1
2
F
Boston
1
1
2
FC Kansas City
2
2
4
 
 
 
FOULS
1
2
F
Boston
4
5
9
FC Kansas City
5
2
7
 
Officials: 
Referee:
 Miguel Panduro
Asst.Referee: Brandon Marshall; Jon Freemon
Fourth
Official: Elvis Mahmutovic 
Attendance:
4362
 
Boston Player Stats
 
##
9
Name (*forstarters)
Heather O’Reilly*
Min
90
G
0
A
0
Sh
1
SOG
1
YC
0
RC
0
CK
1
Off
0
FC
0
FS
0
10
Lianne Sanderson*
90
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
8
Julie King*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
Cecilia Santiago*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
Mariah Nogueira*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
14
Kia McNeill*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Cat Whitehill*
90
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
JoannaLohman*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
SydneyLeroux*
83
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
25
JoDragotta*
72
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
12
KatieSchoepfer*
55
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
17
KyahSimon
35
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
2
1
7
RhianWilkinson
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
Lisa-MarieWoods
7
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
TEAM TOTAL                                  990          0          0              8                5          0            0           4            2           9            7


Boston Goalkeeper Stats
 
##  Name (*forstarters)
Min
GA
Sh
SOG
Sv
D
22    Cecilia Santiago*
90
2
14
8
6
L
TEAMTOTAL
90
2
14
8
6
 

FC Kansas City Player Stats
 

##
18
Name (*forstarters)
Nicole Barnhart*
Min
90
G
0
A
0
Sh
0
SOG
0
YC
0
RC
0
CK
0
Off
0
FC
0
FS
0
6
Jen Buczkowski*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
13
Leigh Ann Robinson*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
Sinead Farrelly*
90
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
9
Merritt Mathias*
90
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
10
Renae Cuellar*
90
1
0
2
2
0
0
0
4
0
1
11
Desiree Scott*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
12
Lauren Cheney*
90
1
1
3
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
19
Kristie Mewis*
89
0
0
6
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
14
Lauren Sesselmann*
81
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
7
Casey Loyd*
79
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
8
Courtney Jones
11
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
Katie Kelly
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
Nia Williams
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
TEAM TOTAL
990
2
2
14
8
1
0
3
4
7
8

 
FC Kansas City Goalkeeper Stats
 
##  Name (*forstarters)
Min
GA
Sh
SOG
Sv
D
18    Nicole Barnhart*
90
0
7
4
4
W
TEAM TOTAL                                     90           0            7              4         4