Three goals in the first 17 minutes put the Breakers in an early hole, and it was a tough one to climb out of as the Breakers dropped just their second game of the season. The 5-1 loss Saturday night to Sky Blue FC sends Boston’s record to 3-2-2.
"We just didn’t play well, and Sky Blue was very good," Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "They took all their chances very well.
Danesha Adams opened the scoring in the 7th minute, taking a pass from Lisa De Vanna inside the box and beating Breakers keeper Ashley Phillips near post. Seven minutes later, De Vanna scored on a magnificent bicycle kick. And in the 17th minute, Taylor Lytle scored to make it a 3-0 game.
The Breakers had a few decent chances in the first half. In the 29th minute, defender Cat Whitehill’s free kick, a low-driven, hard-struck ball, was saved by Brittany Cameron. On the botched clearance by Cameron, the Breakers regained possession, and Kyah Simon had a good look on goal, but her shot went just wide of the far post. In the 37th minute, Katie Schoepfer put some pace behind her shot from 20 yards out, but it went just over the bar.
The Breakers came out on the attack in the second half. Just minutes in, Lianne Sanderson slipped a pass into Simon, who went on a quick breakaway in the box, but her shot was stopped by a diving Cameron. Minutes later, Simon crossed to Adriana Leon, but it was just a step ahead of the Canadian striker.
Sky Blue FC took a 4-0 lead in the 56th minute when De Vanna scored her second of the game.
The Breakers got one back in the 75th minute. It began with a blistering shot from Sanderson at the top of the box, one that Cameron stretched out to stop but could only deflect it down. The ball came down in the box, and Leon raced in and put the ball in the net. It was Leon’s first goal of the season in her first start of the season. The goal ended Cameron’s shutout streak at 435 minutes.
Sky Blue FC took a 5-1 lead late in the match on a penalty kick by Adams. Sanderson had a penalty kick saved by Sky Blue FC backup keeper Ashley Baker in stoppage time.
The Breakers return to action Wednesday, June 5, at home against the Western New York Flash at 7 p.m. ET. You can purchase tickets at www.breakerstickets.com or by calling 617-945-1704.