July 14, 2012
OUT OF FIRST
Red Stars lose to WNY 2-1
LISLE, Ill.---The Chicago Red Stars slipped out of first place, falling to the Western New York Flash 2-1 on Saturday at Benedectine University.
The Flash took a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute. A handball was called against Chicago, inches outside the 18-yard box. The Flash’s leading goal scorer Adriana took the direct kick, and rocketed the ball into the upper 90. That goal gave the striker sole possession of leading scorer in the WPSL Elite league with 13 goals.
In the 75th minute, Adriana chased a loose ball, forcing Chicago’s Forbes off her line. Forbes punched the ball out and WNY Flash’s midfielder Katy Frierson half volleyed the ball over Forbes and into the net to bring the Flash to a 2-0 lead.
Chicago responded shortly after in the 78th minute with a goal from Lauren Alkek, marking the seventh goal ever scored against the WNY Flash this season.
There were two goals called back in the game, one for each team. In the first half, McCall Zerboni chipped a ball forward that was headed back into Chicago’s net by one of its own defenders. The referee denied the goal and instead gave the WNY Flash a free kick.
In the 79th minute, Chicago scored a goal off of one of their flip throw ins. The goal was taken back by the referees also due to interference with Flash goalkeeper Ali Lipsher and the half ended with the Flash leading 1-0.