Breakers tie Flash at home

(Sept. 7, 2016) – The Boston Breakers got a goal apiece from Kyah Simon and Natasha Dowie and two huge saves from keeper Libby Stout in the final seconds Wednesday night to secure a 2-2 draw with the Western New York Flash.

(Sept. 7, 2016) – The Boston Breakers got a goal apiece from Kyah Simon and Natasha Dowie and two huge saves from keeper Libby Stout in the final seconds Wednesday night to secure a 2-2 draw with the Western New York Flash.


“I’m pleased that we’ve got a point. We showed a lot of character and resilience,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “I thought the players’ application tonight was fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for any more. They’ve shown a different side to their characters tonight, and they deserve a lot of credit for that.”

In front of 1,425 fans at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass., the Breakers took a 1-0 lead early in the match. Defender Julie King played a ball into the box to the feet of Simon. Simon turned her defender, took a shot on goal, and beat Western New York keeper Sabrina D’Angelo far post for the 1-0 lead. The goal, scored in the fourth minute, was Simon’s first of the year. The Flash equalized in the 38th minute when Jess McDonald beat Stout.

In the 51st minute, the Breakers took a 2-1 lead on a nifty play by Louise Schillgard and Dowie. Schillgard lofted a pass into the box. Dowie chested it to her feet, took a touch, and beat D'Angelo for her third goal of the season. Eight minutes later, Dowie nearly doubled the Breakers lead, hitting a shot just wide of goal.

“For me, the most pleasing thing was our attitude. We had a little bit of nastiness about us and a bit of belief, and I like that,” Dowie said. “The way that we went out, every single one of us gave it 110 percent today, and I loved it. That’s why we came away with a result today. We played good football and fought hard.”

The Flash equalized in the 76th minute when Makenzy Doniak played a ball to Lynn Williams, who beat Stout to tie the game at two goals apiece.

Stout came up with two massive saves in the final few seconds of the match, first diving to her left to stop a shot from close range and then tipping a shot from distance by Doniak over the bar.

The Breakers hit the road Sunday, taking on the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium and return home Saturday, Sept. 24, for their 2016 NWSL season finale. The Breakers will play the Western New York Flash (7 p.m. ET kickoff) at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass. on the 24th Tickets to all Boston Breakers home games can be purchased by calling 617-945-1704 or by visiting

Notes: Forward Natasha Dowie now leads the team in goals (three). She has scored three goals in five matches for the Breakers … Kyah Simon scored her first goal of the year.

NWSL Match Report

Match: Boston Breakers vs. Western New York Flash

Date: Sept. 7, 2016

Venue: Jordan Field, Allston, Mass.

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET

Attendance: 1,435

Weather: 78 degrees, sunny


Scoring Summary:

                               1              2             F

BOS                       1             1             2

WNY                      1             1             2


BOS – Kyah Simon (Julie King) – 4’

WNY – Jess McDonald (Sam Mewis) – 38’

BOS – Natasha Dowie (Louise Schillgard) 51’

WNY – Lynn Williams (Makenzy Doniak) – 76’


BOS: 1-Libby Stout; 8-Julie King, 4-Whitney Engen, 5-Kassey Kallman; 23-Brooke Elby (30-Kylie Strom, 82), 26-Angela Salem, 10-Louise Schillgard, 19-Kristie Mewis (Stephanie Verdoia, 85), 17-Kyah Simon, 9-Natasha Dowie, 27-Eunice Beckmann (11-Brittany Ratcliffe, 74)

Subs not used: 2-Jami Kranich, 24-Rachel Wood, 88-Katie Schoepfer, 27-Ghoutia Karchouni, 22-Stephanie Verdoia

Head Coach: Matt Beard 

WNY: 1-Sabrina D'Angelo; 4-Liz Eddy, 13-Abby Dahlkemper, 8-Alanna Kennedy (11-Taylor Smith, 71), 15-Jaelene Hinkle; 6-Abby Erceg, 5-Sam Mewis, 7-McCall Zerboni, 10-Lianne Sanderson (3-Makenzy Doniak, 60); 14-Jess McDonald, 9-Lynn Williams

Subs not used: 0-Katelyn Rowland, 2-Michaela Hahn, 17-Kristen Hamilton, 23-Courtney Niemic, 25-Meredith Speck

Head Coach: Paul Riley


Stats Summary: BOS / WNY

Shots: 8 / 21

Shots on Goal: 5 / 7

Saves: 5 / 3

Corner Kicks: 2 / 7

Fouls: 11 / 5

Offside: 3 / 2


Misconduct Summary:

BOS – Natasha Dowie (caution, 9’)

BOS - Julie King (caution, 61’)

BOS – Eunice Beckmann (caution, 68’)



Referee: Cuauhtemoc Delgadillo

Assistant Referee 1: Tom Felice

Assistant Referee 2: Sean Regan

Fourth Official: Kali Langevin

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