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LOS ANGELES SOL PLAY TO A DRAW, 0-0, AGAINST THE BOSTON BREAKERS
CARSON, CALIF. – Sunday, May 10, 2009– The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) played to a draw, 0-0, against the Boston Breakers Sunday afternoon at The Home Depot Center.
The Sol had the best early chance in the sixth minute when Marta’s through ball found fellow forward Han Duan in stride outside the penalty area. Duan dribbled around a defender before putting a low shot on the Boston goal that was steered aside for a corner by Kristin Luckenbill. The Sol also created a chance a minute later, but a scramble in front of the goal did not result in a clear shot on goal.
Duan had another chance in the 24th minute but her glancing header off a Martina Franko cross sailed clearly over the bar. The Chinese national team standout also had an opportunity in the 38th minute when Shannon Boxx played a long ball over the Boston defense but Duan’s effort banged off the left post with only Luckinbill to beat.
After the halftime break, the Breakers had the first look at goal but midfielder Kelly Smith’s dangerous ball into the box was cleared by the Sol defense. The Sol nearly hit home in the 68th minute when Marta again found Duan but she never really got off a great effort with her left foot and the game remained scoreless.
“I thought we played a good first half but we lacked quality finishing,” said Los Angeles Sol Head Coach Abner Rogers. “ Boston is a very good team and you’re not going to get many opportunities to score against them. The chances were there today, but we need to finish better.”
The Los Angeles Sol play Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) this Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at The Home Depot Center. For more information or to purchase Los Angeles Sol tickets today, please call toll free at 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (467-5849) or visit www.LosAngelesSol.com.
Carson, Calif. – The Home Depot Center
Los Angeles Sol – Boston Breakers X:X (0:0)
1 2 F
Los Angeles 0 0 0
Boston 0 0 0
Los Angeles Sol: Karina LeBlanc; Allison Falk, Stephanie Cox, Martina Franko, Manya Makoski (46: Katie Larkin); Aly Wagner (77: Camille Abily), Shannon Boxx (c), Aya Miyama, Brittany Bock, Marta, Han Duan.
Boston Breakers: Kristin Luckinbill; Heather Mitts (78: Nancy Augustinyak-Goffi) , Amy LePeilbet, Sue Weber, Alex Scott; Stacy Bishop (85: Kasey Moore), Kelly Smith, Kristine Lilly (c), Angela Hucles, Kelly Schmedes, Christine Latham (51: Amy Rodriguez).
BOS - Angela Hucles (caution) 50’
LA - Shannon Boxx (caution) 79’
BOS - Nancy Augustyniak (caution) 89’
LA - Camille Abily (caution) 92’Statistics Los Angeles Boston
Shots (8) 7 (11) 5
Shots on Goal (1) 1 (3) 1
Saves (2) 1 (1) 1
Fouls (18) 5 (16) 10
Corners (3) 2 (3) 0
Offside 0 (1) 0
Referee: Sandra Serafini
SAR: Maurizo Laudani
JAR: Ian Anderson
4th Official: Daniel Radford
Weather: Cloudy and 66 degrees
LOS ANGELES SOL QUOTES
Abner Rogers, Head Coach
“I thought we played a good first half but we lacked quality finishing.”
“They have a dynamic team. It was a really good battle and we matched up well with them physically.”
BOSTON BREAKERS QUOTES
Tony DiCicco, Head Coach
“It’s not easy keeping Marta, Han and Aya out of the penalty area. They had some opportunities in the first half but we made some adjustments and defended better in the second half.”
“The tie was a just result. We performed well today."