03/28/2015 12:03 PM
The Western New York Flash picked up its second victory of the preseason, defeating visiting Syracuse University 8-1 at Sahlen Sports Park on Saturday morning. Rookie midfielder Samantha Mewis and forward Kristen Edmonds led the way for Western New York, both totaling five points on the day.
The Flash went up 1-0 in the 10th minute on its second corner kick of the game. After the Orange defense cleared the ball from the 18, defender Jaelene Hinkle sent a lofted cross back to the far post that fellow back Brittany Taylor was able to win. Taylor quickly tapped the ball back to the middle, where Toni Pressley was waiting to send it into the net.
After an own goal by the Orange in the 34th minute, Jasmyne Spencer scored her second goal of the preseason at the 40-minute mark, putting the Flash up by three. Midfielder Becky Edwards won a ball, volleying it forward to Camilla Kur. Kur collected the pass then fed Spencer through the defense before the speedy forward netted it low and to the left.
Jordan Angeli extended the lead to 4-0 in first half stoppage time, heading the ball in after a corner kick.
By the 53rd minute, the Flash went up 6-0 with goals from Edmonds and Mewis. First, Mewis found Edmonds in the box and she sent it in for her second goal of the preseason. Then Mewis took it on her own, blasting a shot from 25-yards out past the goalkeeper.
Syracuse’s lone goal came 62 minutes in, when Jessica Vigna found teammate Sheridan Street on a run through the backline. Street was able to strike the ball over Chantel Jones, who took over in net minutes prior.
Edmonds, who entered the game at the start of the second half, closed things with two consecutive assists, leading to the 8-1 final. First, Edmonds found Mewis who tallied her second goal in the 74th minute. Then, at the 90-minute mark, Ajara Nchout Njoya scored her first goal of the preseason off an assist from Edmonds.
The Flash wraps up preseason play in one week, traveling to face Penn State University on April 4. The game will kickoff at 11 a.m. and will be played at Spring Run Stadium at Penn State Altoona.
Individual game tickets for the 2015 season are currently on sale for season ticket holders and will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 30. Tickets, including individual game, Season, Mini and Flex packs, can be purchased at wnyflash.com or by calling the Flash at (716) 655-PLAY or the Sahlen’s Stadium Box Office at (585) 454-KICK.
WNY FLASH LINEUP
D’Angelo (Jones 59’); Taylor, Dahlkemper, Pressley, Hinkle; Brooks (Stewart 45’), Edwards, Mewis; Spencer (Nchout Njoya 45’), Kur (Hamilton 74’), Angeli (Edmonds 45’)
GOALS 1 2 F
Syracuse Univ. 0 1 1
Western New York 4 4 8
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assist
1 10 Western New York Toni Pressley Brittany Taylor
2 34 Western New York Own Goal
3 40 Western New York Jasmyne Spencer Camilla Kur
4 45+ Western New York Jordan Angeli
5 50 Western New York Kristen Edmonds Samantha Mewis
6 52 Western New York Samantha Mewis
7 62 Syracuse Sheridan Street Jessica Vigna
8 74 Western New York Samantha Mewis Kristen Edmonds
9 90 Western New York Ajara Nchout Njoya Kristen Edmonds
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Time Team ## Player Card Reason
70 Syracuse 2 Maya Pitts Yellow Card Reckless Foul
Time Team Out In
45 Western New York Amber Brooks Chelsea Stewart
45 Western New York Jasmyne Spencer Ajara Nchout Njoya
45 Western New York Jordan Angeli Kristen Edmonds
59 Western New York Sabrina D’Angelo Chantel Jones
74 Western New York Camilla Kur Kristen Hamilton
About WNY Flash
The Western New York Flash is one of nine members of the National Women’s Soccer League. The club won the inaugural NWSL Shield after finishing the 2013 with the best regular-season record. Fans can keep up-to-date on the most recent Flash news by following the Flash’s official Twitter account (@WNYFlash) or by liking the team’s Facebook page.
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