Posted (06/13/2012) -
The game started off slow, with the WNY Flash taking time to feel out the undefeated Red Stars. In the 30th minute, Jamaican international Omolyn Davis sent a cross into the box, getting the ball past Chicago’s keeper, Jamie Forbes. Katy Frierson of the Flash had the follow up and put the ball in the back of the net, marking only the second goal scored on Chicago.
Davis continued to take on defenders and cross balls into the box in the second half. WNY Flash Captain McCall Zerboni took a corner kick in the 70th minute which found the head of Spanish international, Adriana, who scored her fifth goal of the season.
A good combination of passes starting with Frierson ended with a goal by Davis, who didn’t know she even scored at first. Frierson flicked a ball wide to defender, Alex Sahlen, who had made a forward run. Sahlen crossed the ball and Davis volleyed it in. The ball bounced back out and Davis continued to try and head it in, not knowing that the ball had crossed the line on her first shot. Davis fell to the pitch when the ref announced a goal, and Zerboni rushed to Davis to celebrate.
“At the time, I didn’t know it was in,” Davis said.
WNY Flash Coach Aaran Lines said he had a conversation with Davis earlier this week about how she needed to be more productive in the final third.
“She played fantastic,” Lines said, “I’m happy for her.”
The next game for the Flash takes place at Carroll Field, in Gambrills, MD, on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. versus the ASA Chesapeake Charge.
The WNY Flash are now 3-2-1.
About the WNY Flash
After the suspension of the WPS 2012 season, the Flash returns this year to play in the WPSL Elite League, after winning the championship last year in the WPS. The WNY Flash joined Women’s Professional Soccer as an expansion club in September of 2010, directly following the club’s decisive W-League Championship as the Buffalo Flash in July of 2010. The Flash play all WPS home games at the Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester NY, home to the Rochester Rhinos. The Flash train out of owner, Joe Sahlen’s, indoor soccer facility, Sahlen Sports Park, in Elma, NY. The Flash colors are Red, Yellow, and Black, to match the Sahlen entities: Sahlen Packing Co., Sahlen Sports Park, and Team Sahlen racing team. The WNY Flash posted a 13-2-3 record (42 points) in their inaugural campaign, taking first place and the Regular season Championship. On August 27, 2011 the Western New York Flash defeated the Philadelphia Independence to capture the WPS Championship title in front of a record crowd of over 10,000 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium. After the WPS suspended operations for the 2012 season, the Flash joined the WPSL Elite League along with the Boston Breakers. For tickets, please call 585-454-KICK or for more information, please call 716-655-7529 and visit our website, www.wnyflash.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter @wnyflash for all the latest news