In a match billed Mewis vs. Mewis, midfielder Becky Edwards stole the show with a goal and an assist in the Flash home opener. Younger sister Samantha Mewis will be heading home with bragging rights after scoring her first professional goal in the 22nd minute and Western New York defeated the Boston Breakers, 3-1, Saturday night at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
Picked out inside the box, Mewis headed Edwards’ free kick past Alyssa Naeher to equalize 1-1.
Edwards then capitalized on a give and go with Lynn Williams to mount the Flash comeback. Edwards fired a pass to Williams who sent a return ball to an open Edwards inside the box. The midfielder ended the play with a great finish to put the Flash ahead, 2-1.
The Breakers took an early lead after opening the scoring in the 15th minute. Morgan Marlborough tapped in Stephanie McCaffrey’s cross for her first of the season.
Older sister Kristie Mewis nearly equalized in the 84th minute but her rousing strike was saved by Sabrina D’Angleo.
Sydney Leroux netted her first goal as a member of the Flash, to put Western New York ahead, 3-1, against her former cub. Leroux was sprung free one-on-one off a feed from Abby Dahlkemper. The U.S. national team forward cut back to her right foot around a defender and fired a strike to the bottom corner.
NEXT UP: The Western New York Flash will host FC Kansas City Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. The Boston Breakers will look to rebound on the road against the undefeated Chicago Red Stars on next Saturday at 7 p.m.
Boston Breakers (1-1-1, 3 points) vs. Western New York Flash (2-1-1, 7 points)
NWSL regular season
May 2, 2015 — Sahlen’s Stadium Rochester N.Y.
Scoring by Period 1 2 F
Boston Breakers 1 0 1
Western New York 1 2 3
BOS: Morgan Marlborough (Stephanie McCaffrey) 15’
WNY: Samantha Mewis (Becky Edwards) 22’
WNY: Becky Edwards (Lynn Williams) 61’
WNY: Sydney Leroux (Abby Dahlkemper) 87’
Boston Breakers: Alyssa Naeher; Mollie Pathan, Julie King, Kassey Kallman, Wood, Amy Barczuk (Suzane Pires, 74′) Katie Schoepfer, (Stephanie Verdoia 55′), Kristie Mewis, Stephanie McCaffrey, Nazem Ezurike (Rafina, 45’), Morgan Marlborough
Western New York: Sabrina D’Angelo; Kristen Edmonds, Brittany Taylor, Whitney Engen, Jaelene Hinkle; Abby Dahlkemper, Becky Edwards, Samantha Mewis; Jasmyne Spencer, Sydney Leroux (Ajara Nchout Njoya, 90′), Kristen Hamilton (Lynn Williams, 58′)