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WNY Flash loses to Washington in home opener

The Western New York Flash did a great deal right in their home opener on Friday night. Scoring goals was not one of them.

The Flash dropped a 3-0 decision to the Washington Spirit in Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester. The team fell to 1-2 on the season.

The Flash had a 16-7 edge in shots and a 11-2 margin in corner kicks. But they fell behind in the fourth minute on a goal by Diana Matheson. She scored in the second half on a penalty kick, and the undefeated Spirit (3-0) added another score on an own goal.

Western New York will play in New Jersey next Saturday against Sky Blue FC.