The New York Fury defeated ASA Chesapeake 1-0, moving one step closer to a playoff spot in the WPSL Elite League. The Fury improved to 6-3-1 with 19 points in the standings. ASA Chesapeake dropped to 1-7-1, effectively eliminating any chance of a post season berth.
The lone goal was scored by Meghan Lenczyk, as Fury goalkeeper Michelle Betos grabbed her sixth shutout of the season. Lenczyk scored her third goal of the year after settling the ball off a pass from Leigh Ann Robinson midway through the first half. She has now scored in two of the last three Fury games, both wins.
“We needed the three points and the positive thing is Allie Long and Gina DiMartino are on the road to full fitness,” Fury coach Paul Riley said.
The Fury outshot the Charge by a 9-to-3 margin, but could only put one goal in the net leaving head coach Paul Riley to lament, “The goal we scored was certainly top shelf. I just wish we could reproduce that kind of play more often in the 90 minutes.”
Next Tuesday the Fury take on the New England Mutiny at home. A win in that game and they will have clinched a playoff spot. The Fury defeated the Mutiny 5-1 in the opening game of the season.
“We keep plugging along getting closer to a playoff spot. We have a big game up next against the Mutiny, “said Riley.