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HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 11, 2014) The players were happy. The fans were happy. In fact, there was nary a sad face at BBVA Compass Stadium that was wearing orange and white as the Houston Dash won their first game at home with a 2-1 defeat of the Western New York Flash on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
With the win, the Dash are riding a three-game winning streak, raising their season record to 5-5-1.
The first half of the match was a combination of attack and defense; with neither team able to get an advantage until the 40th minute.
Starting forward Ella Masar was driving the ball toward the Flash goal when she was tackled by a New York defender.
An alert Tiffany McCarty quickly picked up the loose ball, outmaneuvered a Flash defender and drove a shot past goalkeeper Lydia Williams for the top edge of the box.
The Dash finished the half and retired to the locker room with a 1-0 against their east-coast rival.
The second half saw both teams score within two minutes of each other to close ou t the scoring and the victory for the Ladies in Orange.
The Flash scored in the 62nd minute on a chip shot by forward Adriana Martin to tie the score at 1-all.
|Photo by JB Fletcher-Big Shots Snap Shots|
Midfielder Teresa Noyola was sent to the line by Dash head coach Randy Waldrum and she responded to the call; sailing the ball past Williams for Houston’s second and final score of the game.
The Dash will have a quick three day turn-a-round as the host FC Kansas City on Saturday June 14 with an 8 p.m. kickoff at BBVA Compass Stadium.