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WNY FLASH DEFEAT REIGNING CHAMPIONS IN DRAMATIC OPENER

04/17/2016 7:20 PM -

The WNY Flash battled to a 1-0 over two-time consecutive NWSL Champion FC Kansas City 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park. Sam Mewis scored the game-winner by converting a penalty in the 72th minute after an unfortunate handball by FC Kansas City and U.S. Women's National Team captain Becky Sauerbrunn. 

 

The Flash, who finished seventh in last year's league standings, edged the hosts in shots 18-11 with a lot of speed and pressure from up top with plenty of chances for forward Jess McDonald. Goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo managed to stay strong in the back making a great save in stoppage time to keep the Blues from pulling level, but Flash defender Elizabeth Eddy conceded a foul in the box. FC Kansas City and World Cup champion Heather O'Reilly took the kick, but failed to produce as her shot hit the post, keeping the Flash ahead.

 

The Western New York Flash are back in action on the road Saturday, April 23, when they take on the Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, at 8 p.m. ET.

 

Season tickets for the 2016 WNY Flash season are currently on sale at wnyflash.com or by contacting Kayla Kent at kayla.kent@wnyflash.com

 

GOALS                              1    2    F

FC Kansas City (0-0-1)       0    0    0

Western New York (1-0-0)   0    1    1

 

SCORING SUMMARY

Goal    Time    Team                          Goal Scorer         Assist

1          71        Western New York      Sam Mewis          (Penalty Kick)

 

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

Time    Team                    ##           Player                     Card           Reason

74        FC Kansas City    9             Heather O’Reilly      Yellow         Reckless Foul

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

Time    Team                            Out                              In

69        Western New York        #19 Adriana Leon       #17 Kristen Hamilton

75        FC Kansas City            #15 Erika Tymrak        #20 Tiffany McCarty

76        Western New York       #15 Jaelene Hinkle      #23 Courtney Niemiec

76        FC Kansas City            #6 Jen Bucakowski      #88 Alexa Newfield

89        Western New York       #9 Lynn Williams          #3 Makenzy Doniak



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