By Ciara Lawrence
The Boston Breakers College Academy earned their first win of the season as they defeated New England Aztec, 2-0, Monday night at Endicott College. The Breakers record now stands at 1-0-1. The Women’s Premier Soccer League club opened the season with a 0-0 draw at home against the New England Mutiny.
The Breakers created several early chances and put pressure on the Aztec defense. In the first half, Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College) controlled a high bouncing ball and placed it into the top corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.
“We continued to keep possession of the ball for good periods and stifled the Aztecs forwards runs with some solid and compact defending,” Breakers College Academy Head Coach Mitch Doherty said.
McCaffrey added her second goal of the game in the second half on a breakaway to put her team up 2-0. Brooke Stoller (George Washington) and Patrice Vettori (Boston College) assisted on McCaffrey’s goals.
Goalkeeper Alex Johnson (Boston College) made several key saves on hard shots, including a breakaway in the first half, to secure the shutout.
Boston Breakers College Academy keeper Alex Johnson cuts off a cross against the Mutiny
“Overall, for a team which has never played together, we have quickly learned to develop effective patterns of play and all the players are starting to have a good understanding of each other,” added Doherty.
Boston Breakers College Academy will next face the Seacoast Phantoms Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H. The Phantoms are 1-1 after opening the season with a 3-1 loss to the New England Mutiny and then beating CFC Passion, 3-0. The Academy returns home Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. to take on the Seacoast Mariners at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. Admission to all home games is free.