Sunday, August 28, 2011

Western New York Flash win Womans Professional Soccer League Championship!

What an exciting game to be at yesterday, as the WNY Flash took on the Philly Independence for the WPS Soccer championship in Rochester! The game was a chess match all throughout the first half, and the Flash really started taking over the in the second half.

In the 64th minute (while i was buying a new Flash jersey, but still able to see the play!) Christine Sinclair came through on a nice goal to go up 1-0. It looked as though the Flash would be taking home the championship with that goal, but with 3 minutes of regulation time left, Independence's Amy Rodriguez scored a nice goal on a rebound off the post to tie it all up. I think all of us from Buffalo in the stands felt a huge lump in our throats, because usually these types of games do not end well for buffalo teams.

But through 2 scoreless overtime periods, the 1-1 tie held up, and it went to a shootout. It was a blast to see Marta come out and score the first shootout goal (the new jersey i bought is a Marta jersey! haha), and the Flash scored on all 5 of their attempts. In high dramatic fashion, Flash goalkeeper Harris stopped the final Philly shot and the championship was won. What a great game, and go Flash!

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