CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Orlando Pride beat the Boston Breakers 2-1 on Saturday night.
It was the team's third consecutive win. Forward Alex Morgan scored on both sides of the half, marking the fifth straight match she has gotten on the score sheet.
Orlando's defense was tested more in the first half than the second. In the final moments of the match Adriana Leon won a penalty kick in the 90+4 minute. Amanda Da Costa converted for the 2-1 final.
"We knew it was going to be difficult and it was very difficult, so I'm delighted to come away with three points. I think, tactically, [Boston] were set up fantastically today, which made life really difficult for us," Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said. "When you talk about 'grinding out results,' today was a day when we had to grind out a result. I'm really delighted we've done that because, earlier this season we had those kinds of games but ended up losing them 2-1. So, for us, it was a good step forward to win a game that was that tight and that tough."
Orlando closes out a two-game road trip Saturday, Aug. 26, when they travel to face FC Kansas City in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.