While both teams had many chances to score in the Sunday night game between the New York Fury and the Western New York Flash at Hofstra University, neither team managed to unlock the defense or the goal tending of the other team in the 0-0 tie between them.
For the Fury, the first chances came in the 24th and 33rd minutes, when Merritt Mathias twice found Meghan Lenczyk, but Flash goalkeeper Allison Lipsher was up to the task and denied a Fury goal on both attempts.
Kim Yokers’ shot in the 39th minute for the Fury beat the Flash goalie, but went just wide of the post. A nice combination in the 56th minute almost led to a Fury goal. Tina DiMartino played the ball to Yokers, who laid a backpass to Lenczyk. Lipsher got her fingertips on Lenczyk’s shot to push it over the bar.
Fury goalkeeper Michelle Betos made a big stop on a shot by Stephanie Ochs in the 75th minute, and, later in the half, midfielder Sinead Farrelly headed away a shot by McCall Zerboni. Betos then made a save in the 90th minute, tipping another shot by Zerboni over the goal, saving the tie for the Fury.
The Fury are now 3-1-1, with ten points keeping them one point ahead of Chicago for second place in the WPSL Elite league and staying five points behind league leader Boston.
The Fury go on the road for two games next weekend. They will be in Chicago on Friday, June 8th, trying to keep their second place spot ahead of the Red Stars, and, on Sunday, June 10th they are off to play FC Indiana.