Spanish international Adriana (20) scored once as the Western New York Flash defeated ASA Chesapeake Charge 4-0. Photo Credit: WNY Flash
Women's Soccer News: WNY Flash Clinch Playoffs with 4-0 Win over ASA Chesapeake Charge
The Western New York Flash defeated the ASA Chesapeake Charge 4-0 in front of a crowd of 2,017. The Flash are now third in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Elite League standings and assured of a playoff berth for the inaugural WPSL Elite Championship Series.
The Flash controlled the pace of the game, creating chances early on. In the seventh minute, Tori Huster sent a ball to Captain McCall Zerboni, who headed it in to put the Flash in the lead. Shortly after that, in the 8th minute, the Flash earned a corner kick, taken by Zerboni. Spanish international Adriana headed it in, but the sideline referee called a foul in the box.
Adriana had another chance in the 21st minute when the forward put away a loose ball in the box unassisted, for her 10th goal of the season. The WNY Flash ended the first half up 2-0.
The Flash continued to create chances into the second half. After a foul just to the right of the 18 yard box, Zerboni crossed the ball right in front of the goal off a free kick. Defender Toni Pressley, a member of the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team, gained possession away from Charge’s keeper to score her first goal of the season.
|WNY's Katy Frierson (23) goes up for a header against ASA Chesapeake Charge. Photo Credit: WNY Flash
The Flash rounded out the scoring for the night after midfielder Katy Frierson was fouled in the Charge’s box. A penalty kick was awarded and Zerboni took it to score her second of the evening.
The WNY Flash versus ASA Chesapeake Charge game was sponsored by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, which donated $1 for every fan in attendance, earning more than $2,000 for the charity, Women Helping Girls.
The next game for the WNY Flash will be on the road against FC Indiana on Thursday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. They then travel to take on Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, July 14, before closing out at home against Boston Breakers on Sunday, July 22. Chesapeake Charge will next face New England Mutiny at home on Wednesday, July 11, and end the season by hosting Philadelphia Fever on July 22.
WNY Flash: Lipsher (GK), Zerboni, Pressley, Huster, Reynolds, Marshall, Salem, Frierson, Davis, Adriana, Ochs
ASACharge: Hokanson (GK), Hnatiuk, Clark, Spivey, Skidmore, Lebo, Barger, Hadaway, Collins, Gillette, Dudley.
WNY: McCall Zerboni (Assist, Tori Huster) 7’
WNY: Adriana (Unassisted) 21’
WNY: Toni Pressley (Assist, Zerboni) 55’
WNY: McCall Zerboni (Penalty Kick) 80’
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