Carli Lloyd's second-half brace led the Houston Dash to a commanding to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Breakers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Military Appreciation & First Responders night.
Lloyd received a through pass from Kealia Ohai and rocketed a left-footed strike into the top corner past Jami Kranich. Ohai, who was shutout on Wednesday at Portland, continued her breakout season, scoring her league leading tenth goal in the 35th minute. Janine Beckie made a run down the right flank and sent in her cross to the far post, Ohai got on the end of the ball and tucked home her finish into the empty net.
Beckie opened the scoring in the 26th minute, receiving a through ball from Lloyd and placed a terrific finish past Kranich.
The Breakers got one back after Elise Krieghoff scored in the 76th minute. Krieghoff capitalized on a rebound and placed her attempt past Williams for her first professional goal.
Lloyd capped off the game with a penalty kick goal in the 82nd minute after Denise O'Sullivan was fouled inside the box.
The Dash will look to close out the regular season strong next Sunday against Seattle Reign FC, their final match of 2016.
FT: Dash 4-1 Breakers. Lloyd, Beckie and Ohai with the goals. #HOUvBOS pic.twitter.com/LHggYpa4j8— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 12, 2016
82' Lloyd takes the penalty and beats Kranich with a laser. #HOUvBOS— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 12, 2016
CARLI. LLOYD. Ohai with the one-touch pass and Lloyd beats Kranich at the upper corner of the far post. #HOUvBOS pic.twitter.com/tXykvZwttw— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 12, 2016
76' Krieghoff pulls one back for Boston. Dash 2-1 Breakers #HOUvBOS— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 12, 2016
OHAI!!! The captain gets on the end of Beckie's cross for her 10th goal of the season! #HOUvBOS pic.twitter.com/2YBzYiVeoW— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 11, 2016
26' BECKIE!!! Lloyd finds Beckie making a run into the box and she beats Kranich at the far post. #HOUvBOS pic.twitter.com/y2z5UAyDLA— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 11, 2016
Starting XI: Williams; Poliana, Roccaro, Privett, Moros; Brian, Andressa, O'Sullivan, Lloyd; Beckie, Ohai#HOUvBOS pic.twitter.com/Zp3y2md4CL— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) September 11, 2016