Digest: Breakers blank Spirit, 2-0, in National Women's Soccer League

May 27, 2013|Sports Digest

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Breakers blank Spirit, 2-0, in NWSL

The Washington Spirit wrapped up a three-game road swing with a 3-0 loss to the host Boston Breakers on Saturday night in front of an announced 1,246 fans at a cold and rainy Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass. From the opening of the match, Boston was on the offensive, dominating possession and generating more opportunities than the Spirit. U.S. international player Heather O'Reilly broke the deadlock in the 38th minute, receiving a deft flick-on from Lianne Sanderson and firing past Chantel Jones, who started her second straight game for the Spirit (1-4-3) while Ashlyn Harris rested a sore knee. Washington will be without Caroline Miller for at least six weeks after an MRI last week revealed a stress fracture in her right ankle. Miller had appeared in every game for the Spirit before Saturday, including one start. The Spirit (1-4-3) has a three-week break before its next game June 15 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Fans will likely see a much different lineup when Western New York arrive for that matchup as Harris, Ali Krieger, Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle are all likely to be on national-team duty, with other call-ups possible.

Men's college lacrosse: Today's Division I championship game between Syracuse and Duke at 1 p.m. will be shown from the SkyCam view on ESPNU and ESPN3. The regular broadcast will air on ESPN.

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