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  • ORLANDO: The Orlando Pride and Chicago Red Stars had a heated match at Orlando City Stadium Saturday night. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO: The Orlando Pride and Chicago Red Stars had a heated match at Orlando City Stadium Saturday night. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Orlando Pride Shut Out Boston Breakers for 2nd Win at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Orlando Pride (1-3-3) returned to Orlando for their third home game of the season to face off with the Boston Breakers (2-3-2) Saturday at Orlando City Stadium. The Pride are currently eighth in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), only one rank behind Boston. Some 5,185 fans braved the pouring rain to watch the match.

 

THE FIRST HALF

Boston Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith received the first yellow card of the game after forward Jasmyn Spencer’s bold goal attempt. Marta put Orlando on the board quickly, scoring the game’s first goal off a penalty kick in the 9th minute, which was the team’s first penalty kick ever awarded and therefore its first penalty kick goal.

Spencer scored the second goal in the 14th minute with an assist by Camilla, which is Spencer’s third goal of the season.

Boston’s Rose Lavelle went down in the 25th minute, and Alanna Kennedy was issued a yellow card.

Orlando experienced a bittersweet close call when Steph Catley made a cross kick to Rachel Hill, but Boston goalie Smith fell dead center to catch the ball. Hill didn’t let that dissaude her from trying again, but Smith foiled that attempt as well.

The Pride were able to keep Boston off the board, closing the half with a 2-0 score.

 

THE SECOND HALF

Camilla had a close call in the 58th minute: With the keeper out of the way, she kicked towards the left end, but the ball veered just past the left post. Two more came in the 82nd minute: Kennedy made two goal attempts–the first from a corner kick by Marta–but the first was blocked and went high over the crossbar, and goalie Smith blocked the second.

Both teams displayed a formidable defense and yielded no scores in the second half despite four minutes of added time, giving the Pride much-needed momentum with a 2-0 victory.

“They tend, although they made a couple of changes that kind of surprised us, they have the center forward and then the four midfield players behind that center forward that are all attacking players and particularly the two inside players are quite dangerous. That’s way we set up the four in the middle to make sure we nullified that threat, which we did very well. We knew our fullbacks could contain their wide midfield players. That was one of the reasons behind the changes that we made for this game and they worked very effectively.” -Head Coach Tom Sermanni on prepping Orlando Pride’s defensive strategy against Boston

The Pride won’t play at home again until June 24 against the Houston Dash.

 

Penalties

Orlando

Alanna Kennedy – Yellow Card – 26′

Camilla – Yellow Card – 49′

 

Boston

Abby Smith – Yellow Card – 8′

Amanda Frisbie – Yellow Card – 55′

Rosemarie White – Yellow Card – 57′

Natasha Dowie – Yellow Card – 85′

 

SubsTITUTIONS

Orlando

Maddie Evans in for Monica – 62′

Chioma Ubogagu in for Camila – 72′

Jamia Fields in for Jasmyne Spencer – 88′

 

Boston

Adriana Leon in for Tiffany Weimer, Rosemarie White in for Amanda Da Costa – 53′

Morgan Andrews in for Amanda Frisbie – 63′

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Mellissa Thomas is the Editor for Florida National News and covers entertainment, politics, sports, business, and luxury lifestyle for Florida National News, through articles, red carpet interviews and one-on-one interviews. She is a media personality, speaker, and author. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com.

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