WPSL Elite Western New York Flash Clinch Playoffs With 4-0 Win Over ASA Chesapeake Char

WNY Flash Clinch Playoffs with 4-0 Win over MD Charge as 2012 season draws to a close. Competition has been tough in the new WPSL Elite League and WNY Flash are thrilled to be in the Final Four.
By: WPSL News Desk
 
July 8, 2012 - PRLog -- The Western New York Flash of the Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite (WPSL) defeated the ASA Chesapeake Charge 4-0 in front of a crowd of 2,017. The Flash is now third in the standings.

The WNY Flash controlled the pace of the game creating chances early on. In the 7th minute, Tori Huster sent a ball to Captain McCall Zerboni, who headed it in to put the Flash in the lead.

Shortly after in the 8th minute, the Flash earned a corner kick, taken by Zerboni. Adriana, the Spanish international, headed it in, but the sideline referee called a foul in the box.  Adriana had another chance in the 21st minute when the forward put away a loose ball in the box unassisted, for her 10th goal of the season. The WNY Flash ended the first half up 2-0.

The Flash continued to create chances into the second half. After a foul just to the right of the 18 yard box, Zerboni crossed it right in front of the goal off a free kick. Defender Toni Pressley, a member of the USWN-U23 team, gained possession away from ASA’s keeper to score her first goal of the season.

The Flash rounded out the scoring for the night after midfielder Katy Frierson was fouled in the Charge’s box. A penalty kick was awarded and Zerboni took it to score her second of the evening.

The WNY Flash versus ASA Chesapeake Charge game was sponsored by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, which donated $1 for every fan in attendance, earning more than $2,000 for the charity, Women Helping Girls.

The next game for the Flash is away playing FC Indiana on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The WNY Flash is now 7-1-3.

About the WNY Flash

After the suspension of the WPS 2012 season, the Flash returns this year to play in the WPSL Elite League, after winning the championship last year in the WPS. The WNY Flash joined Women’s Professional Soccer as an expansion club in September of 2010, directly following the club’s decisive W-League Championship as the Buffalo Flash in July of 2010. The Flash play all WPS home games at the Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester NY, home to the Rochester Rhinos. The Flash train out of owner, Joe Sahlen’s, indoor soccer facility, Sahlen Sports Park, in Elma, NY.

The Flash colors are Red, Yellow, and Black, to match the Sahlen entities: Sahlen Packing Co., Sahlen Sports Park, and Team Sahlen racing team. The WNY Flash posted a 13-2-3 record (42 points) in their inaugural campaign, taking first place and the Regular season Championship. On August 27, 2011 the Western New York Flash defeated the Philadelphia Independence to capture the WPS Championship title in front of a record crowd of over 10,000 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium. After the WPS suspended operations for the 2012 season, the Flash joined the WPSL Elite League along with the Boston Breakers.

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