[WPS] Ashlyn Harris' stop on Laura del Rio's shot from the penalty spot gave the
Western New York Flash a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia in the shootout in the Women's Professional Soccer final before 10,461 fans in Rochester, N.Y.
The first nine players had converted before Harris dived to her dive to stop the Spaniard's shot and give the expansion Flash the title.
The Flash finished the game with 10 players after Beverly Goebel was red-carded in overtime.
Amy Rodriguez had equalized for Philadelphia in the 88th minute but then missed several chances to win the game for the second-year Independence.
Aug. 27 in Rochester, N.Y.
Western New York 1 Philadelphia 1 (Western New York wins 5-4 on penalties.). Goals: Sinclair 1 (Chapman) 64; Rodriguez 2 (unassisted) 88.
Western New York -- Harris, Riley, Chapman, Engen, Moros, Seger, Edwards (Goebel 76), Bock (Averbuch 104), Marta, Sinclair, Morgan (Zerboni 106).
Philadelphia -- Barnhart, Robinson, Krzysik, McNeill, Johnson, Buczkowski (Sanderson 84), DiMartino (del Rio 73), Farrelly, Boquete, Kai (Adams 73), Rodriguez.
Red Card: Western New York -- Goebel 96.
Referee: Kari Seitz.
WNY: Marta (Goal)
PHI: Lianne Sanderson (Goal)
WNY: Christine Sinclair (Goal)
PHI: Danesha Adams (Goal)
WNY: McCall Zerboni (Goal)
PHI: Leigh Ann Robinson (Goal)
WNY: Caroline Seger (Goal)
PHI: Veronica Boquete (Goal)
WNY: Yael Averbuch (Goal)
PHI: Laura del Rio (Save)