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Boston Picks up a Point in Tie With St. Louis

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Lauren Salter

The Boston Breakers pulled in a crucial point when they tied St. Louis Athletica in a wet and windy game on the road last night. Both teams battled through poor conditions at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in Fenton, MO to earn a 1-1 draw.

Both teams remain undefeated with a 1-0-2 record and sit in a three-way tie for second place with the Philadelphia Independence.

Boston tallied first in the 21st minute when midfielder Kristine Lilly stepped up to take a corner kick and sent the ball over the top of the box. Defender Kasey Moore ran onto the ball and hit it first-time into the back of the net for her first goal as a Breaker.

Lilly picked up her second assist in the 2010 season, with both of them coming off of corner kicks.

Their lead didn’t last long, when St. Louis midfielder Aya Miyama was fouled and awarded a free kick. Tina Ellertson headed the ball towards net, where Carolyn Blank touched the ball past Ashlyn Harris with her upper body, making the score 1-1.

Boston outshot St. Louis 11-4 before the second half of play, and forced Hope Solo to give up only her second goal in 2010. In a big save during the second half, Solo blocked a shot to Kristine Lilly, but was unable to get control of the ball. As Kelly Smith ran onto the rebound, Solo recovered and blocked the point-blank.

The second half was quiet for both teams as Boston had three shots to Athletica’s five. Neither could capitalize on their chances.

“Another hard fought match between two even teams,” said Breakers head coach Tony DiCicco. “Overall I’m pleased with the performance and if our players continue to invest that much into our matches we will earn points.”

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