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FC Buffalo win; Flash lose in Seattle

FC Buffalo extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) and moved closer to clinching a place in the National Premier Soccer League playoffs with a 2-1 victory over Fort Pitt Regiment on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Wolves (6-1-4) will make the playoffs by gaining a point in Friday’s final regular season game against AFC Cleveland in Robert E. Rich All High Stadium or if the Indiana Fire drops a point in its remaining three games.

Kendell McFayden scored the winning goal for Buffalo on a penalty kick after a Fort Pitt player blocked a shot with his hand in the 79th minute. Connor Willings set up Ngwese Ebangwese for a goal in the 17th minute to give Buffalo the first lead. Fort Pitt tied it minutes later.

Buffalo finished undefeated (3-0-3) on the road in NPSL regular season games.

In Women’s Professional Soccer League play, the WNY Flash fell to the Seattle Reign, 4-2, on Saturday night in Seattle to fall to 4-5-1 (14 points). The teams had played to a 1-1 draw last week in Rochester.

Amanda Frisbie scored her first professional goal in the 33rd minute to give the Flash a 1-0 halftime lead. Seattle, the defending WPSL champions, then struck for three goals in a six-minute span of the second half. Becky Edwards’ second goal of the season in the 67th minute made it 3-2, but the Flash could not get the equalizer.

The Flash return to Sahlen’s Stadium Sunday to face Sky Blue FC.