Press scores hat trick to lead magicJack past Boston
Boca Raton, FL (Sports Network) - Christen Press scored a hat trick as magicJack coasted to a 4-0 win over the Boston Breakers, moving the club a bit closer to a playoff spot.
Abby Wambach got the scoring started in the 16th minute before she turned provider on the first goal for Press nine minutes prior to halftime.
Press doubled her tally and extended magicJack's lead to 3-0 with a goal in the 76th minute, while she completed her hat trick in the 83rd to cap the dominant win.
The victory moves magicJack into fourth place, three points clear of Boston, with the club also level on 19 points with Sky Blue FC.
The Western New York Flash handed Sky Blue a 4-1 defeat that kept New York within three points of first-place Philadelphia, which also won this past weekend, beating the Atlanta Beat, 1-0.
New York has already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but they have two games in hand on the Independence and stayed within striking distance after their latest win.
Adriana's goal in the 22nd minute handed Sky Blue the lead, but the Flash scored three times in a nine-minute span before halftime to assume control of the match.
McCall Zerboni, Marta and Christine Sinclair each scored goals for New York before Alex Morgan scored in stoppage time to cap the win.
Atlanta's struggles continued against Philadelphia as the club has now gone 14 games without a win thanks to a goal in the 62nd minute from Veronica Boquete.
08/01 11:13:18 ET