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Sky Blue FC vs Boston Breakers: Final Score 5-1, De Vanna Bicycle kick takes the cake

Saturday marked Sky Blue's first home win since returning from a three away game stretch. Sky Blue out shined Boston throughout to score five goals including a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game.


In the first meeting between Sky Blue FC and the Boston Breakers, the home team recorded their fifth consecutive win and the biggest win in the league thus far with five goals. The previous record was held by Boston when the team scored four goals against Chicago in Week 4.

Sky Blue made life difficult for Boston 20 minutes into the game as their star strikers Danesha Adams, Lisa De Vanna and Taylor Lytle earned a goal apiece to give the home team a 3-0 lead. From there Boston was forced to play catch up but could not find a promising attack throughout the opening half.

The home team burst out of the gate with energy. Early on with only seven minutes expunged, De Vanna's assisted on Adams' third goal of the season. De Vanna was being marked by two defenders but managed to outwit the defense by faking a pass and maintaining possession. A miscalculation from Julie King allowed De Vanna to thread a short pass to Adams who was able to pop the ball into the net.

Sky Blue was dictating the tempo leading up to their second and third goals of the night as Katy Freels picked up a poorly cleared ball in the box. She spotted De Vanna running behind the defense inside the box and chipped a pass that De Vanna converted from a bicycle kick. Three minutes after De Vanna's two goal lead, the super-sub-turned-starter Taylor Lytle added the nail into the coffin with her third goal of the season and Freels second assist of the night.

Boston found their rhythm late into the opening half as Schoepfer and Simon had opportunities on goal but their shots went wide. The second half began in similar fashion with Sky Blue in possession. De Vanna scored the fourth goal of the night at the 56th minute mark when she encountered a one-on-one situation with GK Ashley Phillips. De Vanna swung the ball around Phillips and into the net.

Trailing by four goals, Boston succeeded at taking a fragment of Sky Blue's glory away as Adriana Leon ended their four consecutive clean sheet streak in the 74th minute. Leon rebounded off a ball that hit the crossbar as Brittany Cameron couldn't clear it in time.

The closing minutes of the match had two penalty kicks awarded to both sides for incidences involving a player being taken down inside the box but only Sky Blue managed to convert their penalty kick as Adams scored the fifth goal of the night in the 84th minute.

The plethora of goals proved that Boston is disadvantaged without their national team members. A 5-1 score line against a team that was missing their play maker Heather O'Reilly and a stringent defender Rhian Wilkinson, allowed for Sky Blue to steamroll through the game. A similar result was produced in Portland as Chicago managed to claim a victory over a team that has never conceded more than a goal.