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Flash Return Home to Face the Breakers Wednesday Night

August 1, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Western New York Flash News Release


BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 1, 2011)-The Western New York Flash (9-2-3, 30 points) of Women's Professional Soccer return home to Rochester on Wednesday night as they play the Boston Breakers (4-7-4, 16 points) at 7:30 p.m. at Sahlen's Stadium. The Flash has teamed up with the ASPCA to find a home for 1,000 loving pets with the ASPCA 100k Challenge. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the match for the Flash's "Dog Days of Summer" theme to sit with their pet in the designated "pet zone." The first 500 fans will receive a Flash frisbee.

The Flash have posted two wins and one tie with the Breakers thus far in the season. The last time these teams met was on July 24th in Boston. The Flash came from behind twice to tie the Breakers 2-2. Brazilian national team player Marta and US national team forward Alex Morgan each netted one for the Flash. Morgan's left footed flick was the game-tying goal in the 87th minute. US National Team midfielder Kelley O'Hara netted both goals for the Breakers in the draw.

The Flash has secured a spot in the playoffs following their 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC on Saturday. However, WNY are still fighting for the first place spot and the opportunity to host either the Championship match being the Regular season Champions, or host the Super semi-Final as league runner up. Philadelphia has played two more games than the Flash, and is in first with 33 points. McCall Zerboni, Christine Sinclair, Marta and Morgan each scored a goal in the Flash's 4-1 win against Sky Blue. The Flash will also look to Swedish National Team midfielder and captain Caroline Seger. Sinclair is the WPS leading goal scorer, with 9 goals.

"I'm pleased with our performance on Saturday evening. We kept possession of the ball well and managed the game. All four of our strikers hit the back of the net which is great for our confidence and really shows what a complete team effort the win was. We're looking forward to coming home on Wednesday to continue pushing for the top seed in the league. Boston will be hungry for a win and we will have to match their physicality and intensity," Head Coach Aaran Lines says of Wednesday's match.

The Breakers will come to WNY winless in their last three matches. They are coming off a 4-0 loss to magicJack on Saturday night in Florida, and are looking to secure a spot in the playoffs. US National Team players Amy LePelbiet, Stephanie Cox and Rachel Buehler will look to keep the Flash's dangerous attacking players at bay. On the offensive side of the ball, Boston will look to O'Hara as well as English National Team players Kelly Smith and Alex Scott.

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