07/24/2015 5:05 PM
The Western New York Flash begins the second-half of a four-game homestand on Saturday night when the Houston Dash come to Rochester for a 7 p.m. ET matchup.
About the Matchup
The Flash and Dash have matched up four times since the latter team joined the league in 2014, with the Dash holding the all-time series at 1-3-0. The Flash’s lone victory came on July 5, 2014, when the Flash rode to a 4-1 win at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Saturday’s match will also feature the return of Carli Lloyd to Rochester, who was traded to Houston in October in exchange for Whitney Engen, Becky Edwards and a third round 2016 draft pick.
In addition to Edwards and Engen, midfielder Ashley Nick will also be facing her former team as she was acquired by the Flash in May in exchange for center back Toni Pressley.
Where to Watch
Saturday’s match will be streamed live on YouTube and can be watched by clicking the link here. Fans can also follow live play-by-play at the Flash's official Twitter page, @WNYFlash, and can join the conversation by using the hashtag #WNYFvHOU.
Flash Last Game
The Western New York Flash got out to a quick start on Sunday afternoon against Sky Blue FC, scoring just minutes in when Jasmyne Spencer capitalized on a corner kick for her second goal of the season.
Later, defender Jaelene Hinkle scored her first professional goal with a long-distance shot from the top of the penalty area to put the Flash up 2-0. Sky Blue responded with a goal off the feet of Nadia Nadim but Michelle Heyman was able to score her first NWSL goal in the second half to make it a 3-1 Flash advantage.
That lead, however, would not hold as Sky Blue added the next and final two goals to push the match to 3-3 and both teams walked away with one point.
Heyman and Samantha Mewis led the Flash with five shots while Chantel Jones made seven saves in the net.
Houston Last Game
The Dash will be on a short turnaround on Saturday, playing just Monday night in Kansas City. The two teams played to a 1-1 lead, and it was the first game back for Houston’s USA World Cup Players.
Lloyd scored Houston’s lone goal, beating KC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart on a low, free kick. The Blues equalized just 10 minutes later, however, when Pressley conceded an own goal after a driven cross from Heather O’Reilly.
Saturday is “Small Business Saturday” at the Flash game, as multiple Western New York small businesses will be in the concourse pregame to promote their products, services and shopping within the local community.
In honor of Michelle Heyman earning Week 14 NWSL Player of the Week honors, the Flash will be offering all game attendees $23 off all Flash and Team USA jerseys, in honor of Heyman’s jersey number, 23. The promotion is only available in-game at the Flash Shack.
Tickets for Saturday’s game, and all 2015 home games, can be purchased online by visiting wnyflash.com or by calling the Flash at (716) 655-PLAY or the Sahlen’s Stadium Box Office at (585) 454-KICK.
Group ticket discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more.
The Flash will round out the month of July and its four-game home series on Wednesday, July 29 when Tobin Heath, Christine Sinclair and Portland Thorns FC visits Sahlen’s Stadium at 7 p.m. ET.
About WNY Flash
The Western New York Flash is one of nine members of the National Women’s Soccer League. The club won the inaugural NWSL Shield after finishing the 2013 with the best regular-season record. Fans can keep up-to-date on the most recent Flash news by following the Flash’s official Twitter account (@WNYFlash) or by liking the team’s Facebook page.
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