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Flash makes it three titles in three leagues
July 29th, 2012 7:58PM

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[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."



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