Breakers brace for FC Indiana in sold-out home opener

Friday night's match marks Boston's debut at Dilboy Stadium

Coming off a 3-0 victory in their WPSL Elite season opener last Thursday, the Breakers look to make it two in a row as they host FC Indiana Friday night in their home opener at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.

Goals by rookies Veronica Napoli and Jessica Luscinski and second-year Breaker Katie Schoepfer, all within the first 15 minutes of the game, sealed a 3-0 victory Thursday night over ASA Chesapeake Charge in Arnold, Md. Captain Leslie Osborne, rookie Courtney Jones, and Napoli each had an assist in the win.

FC Indiana comes to town with a roster largely comprised of players from the Haitian Women’s National Team as their head coach, Shek Borkowski, is also the head coach of Haiti. FC Indiana are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Western New York Flash last Saturday. The relatively unknown squad surprised the Flash when they pulled within one goal early in the first half before the Flash added two to take the win.

"I’m not sure about Shek’s team. They’re probably going to be pretty athletic, and they’re going to be organized, and we just need to come out and play our game and see if we can take it to them," Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "I think they’re young in some regards and veterans in some regards, to they have a little bit of a mix. But we’re just focused on ourselves, what we’re trying to accomplish and hope we’ll be able to match up with them."

After spending the past two days training rigorously on their new turf at Dilboy Stadium, the Breakers are ready to hit the field Friday night.

"They’re excited," Cole said. "It’s been a longtime coming for a lot of us, and it was great to get out on the road together and have some quality time as a team and as a group, but nothing’s better than playing in front of your own home crowd, so we’re looking forward to it."

To find out which players are rostered for the game and to see the projected starting lineup for Boston, check out the Game Notes. For more information about parking, public transport, and Dilboy Stadium policies, click here.

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