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WPSL Elite Season Opens: Western New York Flash Win over FC Indiana
Western New York Flash Open WPSL Elite League with Win over FC Indiana. Flash Score Pair in First Ten Minutes on Way to 4-1 Victory; Adriana Earns Hat Trick.
The Flash got off to a fast start in the match, with a goal in the fourth minute by Martin with the assist going to Australian International Emily VanEgmond. The second goal came off a penalty awarded to the Flash in the tenth minute. Adriana took the penalty and scored.
FC Indiana played a low pressure game with the Flash dictating the pace of the game and pushing numbers forward. During the duration of the match, Indiana received 3 yellow cards and multiple fouls as they tried to slow the Flash's attack.
The Flash’s third goal came off a corner served by team captain McCall Zerboni. Rookie Laura Heyboer planted herself in front of FC Indiana’s goalkeeper, took possession of a loose ball and put it away in the 81st minute. A second penalty kick was awarded to the Flash in the 86th minute. Adriana took the penalty and hit it to the low right to bring the Flash up 4-1, and earned herself a hat trick.
“I love taking penalties,” Adriana said after becoming the first player in history to score a hat trick at Sahlen's Stadium.
Zerboni added that Adriana is “so composed, and a wise player.” Zerboni, played midfield, pushing forward throughout the game.
“I wanted to be the engine this year,” Zerboni said, after staying in the WNY area in the off season to work on her game with Head Coach Aaran Lines and teammates Brittany Cameron, Kimberly Brandao and Alex Sahlen.
"I thought we started the game out well and it was good to get three points under our belt," Lines said of the performance.
The next game for the WNY Flash takes place at Sahlen Stadium on May 19, at 7:00 p.m. when two-time WPS Coach of the Year Paul Riley leads the New York Fury into town. All WNY Flash home games this season will be broadcast online at livesportsvideo.com.
End of Game Statistics
WNY Flash 4 15 0 13 7
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