Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Flash makes it three titles in three leagues
July 29th, 2012 7:58PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WPSL ELITE] The host Western New York Flash won the inaugural Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite League championship with a 4-2 shootout win over the Chicago Red Stars after their injury-riddled game ended in a 1-1 tie. The win gave the Flash, winner of the 2010 W-League title and 2011 WPSL championship -- three titles in three different leagues over the last three years. But it needed a miracle goal from Toni Pressley in the sixth minute of stoppage time to send the game to overtime.

In the first half hour, the Flash lost forward Omolyn Davis and the Red Stars had Ella Masar and captain Lori Chalupny leave the game, all because of injuries. In the second half, Stephanie Ochs exited after being hurt.

Ashleigh Ellenwood, only 18, put Chicago ahead in the 41st minute and pounced on it and fired it in for a 1-0 lead. But with time running down in stoppage time, Jodi-Ann Robinson found Pressley, who came through with a rocket shot that bounced off the crossbar and over the line to tie the match at 1-1.

“I focused on getting the shot off,” Pressley said later. “I didn’t think it went in at first."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
The Good, the Bad and -- holiday greeting cards    
Europe in a nutshell: A goal of the month volley from Italy, a dive of the ...
Gall and Gooch lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras    
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ...
Brazil captures women's tourney ahead of USA    
Brazil won the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia when it tied the USA, 0-0, before 11,000 fans ...
Diego Lopez returns to Rapids as director of soccer    
Claudio Lopez, who played for Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, has returned to ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I think the MLS have probably made their own problem. New York is owned by Manchester ...
Video Pick: A keeper gaffe for the ages     
The record will show that Lierse defender Arjan Swinkels scored an own goal in Saturday's 6-0 ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Brad Guzan made eight saves as 10-man Aston Villa earned a 1-1 tie with Manchester United. ...
Three takeaways from Liverpool-Arsenal    
Energetic attacking and sloppy defending in their 2-2 tie Sunday illustrated why Arsenal and Liverpool are ...
Three takeaways from Club World Cup    
Real Madrid's winning streak is now 22 games following its 2-0 win over San Lorenzo of ...
U.S. U-18s split two-game series with Germany    
The U.S. under-18 men's national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany's U-18s to finish with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives