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Flash Fall 4-0 to Kansas City

08/08/2015 8:30 PM -

The Western New York Flash closed out its season series with FC Kansas City on Saturday night, falling 4-0 to the Blues at Swope Soccer Village. It was the Flash's second of four consecutive road games, as the club heads to Washington on Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. ET meeting with the Spirit.

Defender Leigh Ann Robinson scored the home team's first of the night, using an overlapping run to beat the Flash defense before collecting a pass from Mandy Laddish. Robinson carried the ball close to Flash goalkeeper Chantel Jones, then slotted it inside the near post to make it 1-0 in the 39th minute.

The defending NWSL Champions then added three additional goals in the second 45 minutes, while Nicole Barnhart kept the Flash off the board to secure the clean sheet.

Yael Averbuch made the game 2-0 in the 69th minute with a perfectly placed set piece goal, hitting the upper corner to beat Jones.

In the winding minutes of the match, the Blues added two additional insurance goals in a three-minute span for the 4-0 final. With the Flash pressing, Amy Rodriguez found Heather O'Reilly on a counterattack. The forward was able to use her pace and add her second goal of the year.

Jen Buczkowski closed things out in the 87th minute, finishing a cross from Frances Silva on the left side.

The Flash and Blues both totaled nine shots in the match, while the Western New York backline caught the home team offside on eight separate occasions. Both Jones and Barnhart finished with three saves in the match.

Following Wednesday's match in Washington, the Flash (5-8-3, 18 points) will close out its road trip with a game at Chicago on August 23.

Western New York returns to Sahlen's Stadium on August 29 for the team's annual Pink Game. Tickets for the Flash's home matches are available at wnyflash.com or by calling (716) 655-PLAY or (585) 454-KICK.

Goals 1 2 F
Kansas City (6-6-4) 1 3 4
Western New York (5-7-3)  0 0 0
Scoring Summary        
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assist
1 39 FC Kansas City Leigh Ann Robinson Mandy Laddish
2 69 FC Kansas City Yael Averbuch  
3 84 FC Kansas City Heather O'Reilly Amy Rodriguez
4 87 FC Kansas City Jen Buczkowski Frances Silva
Cautions and Ejections          
Time Team ## Player Card Reason
66 Western New York 4 Abby Dahlkemper Yellow Reckless Foul
Time Team Out In
  Western New York #20 Elizabeth Eddy #21 Lady Andrade
  FC Kansas City #24 Sarah Hagen #14 Yael Averbuch
  Western New York #15 Jasmyne Spencer #8 Ashley Nick
  Western New York #9 Lynn Williams #10 Halimatu Ayinde
  FC Kansas City #25 Mandy Laddish #5 Liz Bogus
  FC Kansas City #9 Heather O'Reilly #11 Frances Silva


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