Pride beat Boston Breakers 2-0

Team's first shutout of 2017 season


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Pride beat the Boston Breakers 2-0 Saturday at Orlando City Stadium.

"I was really delighted with the way we started the game tonight," Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said. "We started it and showed real intent and we were rewarded for that by the two early goals.

It was the team's first shutout of the 2017 season.

"It was great to have a clean sheet. I can't remember exactly when we had one of those before; it's been some time," Sermanni said. "I was pleased with a lot of aspects of our performance tonight. Difficult conditions against a very competitive team."

Marta earned the first penalty in Pride history in the eighth minute. The forward fired a low shot into the left side of the net.

Jasmyne Spencer scored her third goal of the season off an assist from Camila. They linked up for the second straight game with Camila driving a cross through the box and Spencer finishing with an inside-of-the-foot volley in the center of the six.

Rachel Hill added to Pride's attack, totaling two shots in her debut and coming inches from her first professional goal in the 32nd minute.

The team said goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe kept the Breakers off the board with three saves, and that it was Bledsoe's first career shutout.

The Pride returns to the road to face the Houston Dash on June 17.