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April 22, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release

KENNESAW, GA (April 22, 2011) - The Atlanta Beat (1-1-0) of Women's Professional Soccer look to find their second home win this weekend as they host the Western New York Flash (WNY) on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at KSU Soccer Stadium.

The Beat rebounded well with a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC last week after opening with a tough loss to the Boston Breakers. Beat goalkeeper Alli Lipsher accounted for 11 saves to keep the shutout against New Jersey and earned herself WPS Player of the Week honors for Week Two.

The match against Sky Blue began with some early dangerous attempts from both sides. The first and only goal of the match came in the 50th minute when Meghan Lenczyk scored her first WPS goal and the Beat's game-winner.

The Western New York Flash (1-0) won their WPS debut 2-1 as they defeated the Boston Breakers (1-1) on Sunday, April 17. WNY forward Christine Sinclair netted the first goal of the match in the 64th minute before Gemma Davison scored the second Flash goal in stoppage time. Moments later, Boston's Kelly Smith scored the final goal of the match.

The Flash is a 2011 expansion club in WPS with midfielders Kaley Fountain and McCall Zerboni who are both former members of the Atlanta Beat.

Tickets are still available for the match against the Western New York Flash at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at KSU Soccer Stadium. The Beat is offering free entry to the first 500 kids dressed in their youth soccer uniforms. Call 678-298-4780 or visit

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