Fri 11.May 2012 15:46 Tanya Taylor,
USA: WPSL started yesterday - Boston with a win
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Taken from Bostonbreakers website:
The Boston Breakers began their 2012 WPSL Elite season exactly as they wanted - with a win. Goals by rookies Veronica Napoli and Jessica Luscinski and second-year Breaker Katie Schoepfer, all within the first 20 minutes of the game, sealed a 3-0 victory Thursday night over ASA Chesapeake Charge in Arnold, Md.

"I liked how we started, going out right away and scoring goals," Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "Overall, I was excited about the team’s first win. I was pleased with the back line. They were solid."

Defenders Cat Whitehill, Taryn Hemmings, Elli Reed, and rookie Courtney Jones kept the Charge from creating any serious threats, allowing rookie keeper and Dorchester, Mass. native Alice Binns to record the shutout.

Jones, who finished an illustrious career at the University of North Carolina this past fall, set up the first goal, which came in the 4th minute. She sent a ball in from the end line right to Napoli. Napoli, Northeastern University’s all-time leading scorer, took Jones’ cross and beat Charge keeper Erin Quinn to give Boston an early lead.

Less than 10 minutes later, the Breakers scored two goals in less than two minutes. The first came from Schoepfer off an assist from Napoli. Before the Charge had a chance to get re-organized, the Breakers scored again. This time it was Luscinski. The two-time America East Striker of the Year at Boston University made it a 3-0 game, with the assist going to midfielder and captain Leslie Osborne. Osborne herself nearly scored, but her header off a corner kick near the 60-minute mark was saved by Quinn.

Breakers starters: Alice Binns (GK), Cat Whitehill, Taryn Hemmings, Elli Reed, Courtney Jones, Amanda DaCosta, Bianca D’Agostino, Leslie Osborne, Veronica Napoli, Katie Schoepfer, Jessica Luscinski

Subs used (all in the second half): Julie King for Schoepfer; Katherine Donnelly for Luscinski; Emma Thomson for D’Agostino


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