Spirit Earn 2-2 Draw in Game with Boston Breakers
Both teams scored a goal in each half as the Washington Spirit and Boston Breakers played to a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s Lifetime Game of the Week at the Maryland SoccerPlex, with 3,722 fans on hand.
Washington took an early lead in just the sixth minute on a strike from defender Estelle Johnson, her second career NWSL goal. After having her first attempt saved by Boston goalkeeper Abby Smith, Johnson recovered the deflection and buried the close range shot to put the Spirit in front.
Boston equalized shortly before halftime in the 44th minute on an unassisted goal sent into the bottom left corner of the net by Adrianna Leon, which would prove to be the front end of a brace for the 24-year-old Canadian international.
Second-year forward Cheyna Williams scored her third goal of the season to help the Spirit reclaim the lead in the 64th minute on a header from point blank range, cleaning up a deflected save by Smith on a long range shot from Estefanía Banini.