Boston Breakers draw with Washington Spirit infront of 4,007
Boston Breakers draw 1 – 1 with Washington Spirit in front of a season high crowd of 4,007 fans.
Washington took the lead in the 13th minute when Joanna Lohman put a shot on goal inside the box, but Breakers keeper Libby Stout denied her. However, Katie Stengel was there at the far post to knock in the deflection off Stout to give Washington a 1-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, the Breakers leveled the match. A penalty was awarded to Boston when Brooke Elby was taken down in the box by Cali Farquharson. Louise Schillgard stepped up to the penalty spot and buried it past Washington keeper Kelsey Wys. It was Schillgard’s first National Women’s Soccer League goal.
The Breakers threatened twice before Schillgard’s goal. In the second minute, Schillgard had a corner cleared out by Tori Huster. In the fifth minute, Elby crossed into the box, but Ali Krieger was there to clear from danger.
In the second half, both teams tried to find the go-ahead goal. In the 53rd minute, Schillgard took a free kick and curled it on goal, but it was saved by Wys. Four minutes late, Stout made a great stop on a free kick by Christine Nairn. In the 76th minute, Julie King made a spectacular save inside the six, diving to stop a shot by Lohman.
Source courtesy of: NWSLsoccer
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