(July 10, 2016) – The Boston Breakers took an early lead, but the hosts Orlando Pride scored two goals in the final minutes of play to take a 2-1 lead in front of 5,842 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando Sunday night.
The match, delayed 55 minutes due to rain, went Boston’s way in the early going. The Breakers (1-10-1) gained a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the match when Mollie Pathman took advantage of an Orlando mistake. The third-year Breaker pounced on a ball that got out of the grasp of Orlando keeper Kaitlyn Savage and scored to give the Breakers an early lead. It was Pathman’s first professional goal.
Breakers keeper Jami Kranich was up to task, stopping a shot from distance by Sarah Hagen in the 20th minute, then cutting off a dangerous cross from Kristen Edmonds in the 31st minute. Four minutes later, Kranich made a sprawling save on a free kick by Edmonds to keep the Breakers in the lead.
The Breakers had chances to double their lead in the second half, and Eunice Beckmann nearly did so in the 48th minute. The German international hit a shot from 20 yards out that dipped at the last minute, nearly sneaking in under the crossbar. In the 65th minute, Beckmann redirected a cross from Stephanie McCaffrey, but it went over the bar.
McCaffrey was denied twice on a sequence late in the second half. It came in the 87th minute. She took the ball into the box, but her first shot was stopped by defender Toni Pressley. McCaffrey then gathered the rebound and took a shot on goal, but Savage made the save.
Orlando tied the game in the 90th minute on a free kick from outside the box by Edmonds. Edmonds then put the Pride ahead for good just minutes later, chipping Kranich with seconds left in the match.
The Breakers return home on Sunday, July 17, (5 p.m. ET) to face Sky Blue FC. Tickets to all Boston Breakers home games can be purchased by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting www.breakerstickets.com.
Notes: Mollie Pathman scored the first goal of her professional career … Keeper Jami Kranich set a career high for saves in a game (seven) … Elise Krieghoff played a career-high 56 minutes, coming on in the 34th minute for Christen Westphal.
NWSL Match Report
Match: Boston Breakers at Orlando Pride
Date: July 10, 2016
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
Kickoff: 5:50 p.m. ET
Weather: 86 degrees, cloudy
1 2 F
BOS 1 0 1
ORL 0 2 2
BOS – Mollie Pathman – 5’
ORL – Kristen Edmonds – 90’
ORL – Kristen Edmonds (Jasmyne Spencer) – 90+2
BOS: 2-Jami Kranich; 21-Christen Westphal (3-Elise Krieghoff, 34), 8-Julie King, 5-Kassey Kallman; 23-Brooke Elby, 26-Angela Salem, 88-Katie Schoepfer (24-Rachel Wood, 54), 10-Louise Schillgard, 20-Mollie Pathman; 9-Stephanie McCaffrey, 27-Eunice Beckmann (11-Brittany Ratcliffe, 77)
Subs not used: 1-Libby Stout, 19-Kristie Mewis, 22-Stephanie Verdoia
Head Coach: Matt Beard
ORL: 25-Kaitlyn Savage; 2-Cami Levin, 6-Kaylyn Kyle, 3-Toni Pressley, 26-Samantha Witteman; 18-Maddy Evans, 12-Kristen Edmonds, 14-Becky Edwards (C) (11- Christina Burkenroad, 70); 23-Jasmyne Spencer, 8-Sarah Hagen (17-Dani Weatherholt, 70), 4-Jamia Fields (16-Leah Fortune, 79)
Subs not used: 22-Megan Dorsey, 20-Kim Reynolds, 15-Allie Wisner, 24-Sierra Lelli
Head Coach: Tom Sermanni
Stats Summary: BOS / ORL
Shots: 10 / 16
Shots on Goal: 6 / 10
Saves: 7 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 0
Fouls: 11 / 6
Offside: 1 / 4
BOS – Elby (Yellow Card) 34’
BOS – Schillgard (Yellow Card) 49’
BOS – Elby (Second Yellow Card) 89’
BOS – Kranich (Yellow Card) 90+1’
Referee: Jon Freemon
Assistant Referee 1: Ben Wooten
Assistant Referee 2: Adrienne McDonald
Fourth Official: Abdel Kuttaineh