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Beat Fall 2-0 Against Breakers

July 11, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release


KENNESAW, GA (July 10, 2011) - The Atlanta Beat (1-9-3) of Women's Professional Soccer fell 2-0 to the Boston Breakers (4-5-3) on Sunday night Harvard Stadium when Boston midfielder Keelin Winters and forward Katie Schoepfer scored in the first half and second half respectively.

Boston opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Schoepfer served a corner kick into Kasey Moore at the far post. Moore headed the ball to Winters who headed in the first goal of the match. The Beat looked to rebound quickly as just two minutes later, Beat forward Meghan Lenczyk ran onto a through ball but struck just past the far post.

Despite several spurts of good possession, the Beat were unable to equalize. "We possessed the ball well at times, and the midfield worked well together," said Beat head coach James Galanis. "There were some really good moments, but I think the mistake in the first five minutes really hurt us."

Boston capitalized in the 81st minute when Meghan Klingenberg sent a ball wide to Schoepfer coming up the flank. Schoepfer dribbled to top right corner of the box before striking a low, driven ball to score at the far post.

"It was disappointing," said Galanis. "It was disappointing that we didn't generate more chances and disappointing that we didn't finish the ones we had. Finishing is still the focus. We've been doing a ton of attacking third work in training, and we've just got to stick with it until they start scoring. We had a couple of good chances today, and we missed them."

As a precaution, Beat midfielder Lori Chalupny did not play in the match. According to Coach Galanis, "(Chalupny) was battling a knee injury during the week and was likely to be a game day decision. She participated in warm-ups, but we decided just before the start that she wouldn't be able to go."

The Beat return home for their next match on Saturday, July 16 at KSU Soccer Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. start. Tickets are still available by calling (678) 298-4778.

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