Houston Dash have had their first draw of the season as they had their second straight match without a loss managing a scoreless draw against the Boston Breakers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday night.
It was also a second straight clean sheet for goalkeeper Jane Campbell who is keeping Australian Lydia Williams out of the side. It was also the first time this season Houston managed to pick up points in consecutive matches.
The first chance fell in the 11th minute and strong Brazilian Poliana was able to win the ball outside of the box. That allowed her to send the ball forward for Nichelle Prince but her shot was well saved by Sammy Prudhomme in the Breakers goal.
A foul on Carli Lloyd in the 20th minute in midfield gave Houston their next chance of the match as Andressinha stepped over the ball. She was able to send the free kick in to the box, finding Lloyd who was only able to head the ball wide of the goal.
Just two minutes later the Breakers responded through a free kick of their own which was whipped in by Megan Oyster. But the dash defense was up to it, clearing the ball away, keeping the match scoreless. Another free kick from the breakers went closer in the 30th minute as Natasha Dowie got on the end of but was denied by a Campbell save.
That would be all the chances for the first half before they had their next chance just before the hour mark. Former Dash player Allysha Chapman committed a foul on Poliana, and again Andressinha was able to step up, finding Poliana but she sent her header over the bar.
Boston had the final chances of the match, the first coming in the 64th minute through a dangerous opportunity from Angela Salem. Salem was able to get a shot away from the edge of the box which was saved by Campbell.
Six minutes from time Boston thought they’d opened the scoring when Adriana Leon was able to turn and get the ball in to the back of the net. But the goal was disallowed as her teammate stuck her arms out on the play, seeing it deflect past Campbell for a dramatic and controversial conclusion to the match.