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Houston Dash Nab First Win. Ever.

The Houston Dash were lifted over the Boston Breakers thanks in part to a brace from Teresa Noyola.

Washington doesn't need to keep her feet on the ground to ball.
Washington doesn't need to keep her feet on the ground to ball.
Trask Smith

Houston traveled to Boston for the second game of the season with the hopes of securing three points. After a less than stellar first half they found the three goals they needed to get those three points.

Things started out rough for the Dash when in the first minute of the game when Heather O'Reilly put the Breakers on the scoreboard. Starting with a beautiful pass from De Vanna that split the defense O'Reilly easily turned up field towards goal. Goalkeeper Erin McLeod came out of goal to push the ball out but failed to push the ball out far enough leaving O'Reilly with a second chance and she easily netted it into goal. The Dash's first chance came in the 18th minute from Ella Masar after a throw in but the ball was deflected and easily stopped by the Breaker's Naeher. Masar had another close one sixteen minutes later on a cross from Tiffany McCarty at the near post but the ball went wide of the net. Holly Hein nearly got a header off a corner kick but the ball was cleared by Kyle.

The Dash started the second half strong tying the game up early. Five minutes into the second half Jordan Jackson passed the ball to McCarty. Her shot was saved by a diving Naeher but Masar was able to get the ball in the net on the rebound scoring the first goal in Houston Dash history.  But Boston took the lead again in the 70th minute on a header from Joanna Lohman after Ohale failed to mark her on a cross from O'Reilly. The Dash brought it back level thanks to Rafa Souza getting around the Breakers defense and passing the ball to Teresa Noyola who easily slotted it in to the net. Minutes later Souza was taken down in the box for a penalty kick. Noyola took the shot sending the ball to the left and just outside of Naeher's reach for the Dash's first lead ever at 3-2.

The Dash held on to win the match 3-2 for the first win in team history. Now 1-1 on the season the team will face the Seattle Reign next Sunday.

Houston Dash: McLeod, Hein, Romero, Washington, Ohale, Richardson (Noyola 75'), Jackson, Edwards, McCarty, Masar (Souza 65'), Ochs (Elston 46')

Boston Breakers: Naeher, Avant, Whitehill, Jones, King, Lohman (D'Agostino 72'), Kyle (Grove 65'), Sanderson, O'Reilly, Pathman (Evans 75'), De Vanna