Boston downs Atlanta to open WPS season

Kennesaw, GA  The Boston Breakers opened their 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer season with a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Beat.

Jordan Angeli scored the opening goal after 18 minutes to put Boston in front, while Keelin Winters doubled the advantage five minutes later.

Boston extended its lead to 3-0 in the 72nd minute through Kelley O’Hara before the Beat pulled a goal back from the penalty spot courtesy of Carli Lloyd.

Kasey Moore then capped the scoring with a spot kick of her own in stoppage time to complete the resounding Boston win.

The other game taking place on opening weekend saw the Philadelphia Independence rally from two goals down at halftime to claim a 2-2 draw at Sky Blue FC.

The home side seized the advantage through Laura Kalmari in the 18th minute, with Casey Nogueira adding to the lead nine minutes before halftime.

But Amy Rodriguez found the net for Philadelphia in the 57th minute before a stoppage-time equalizer from Tina DiMartino helped the visitors claim a point.

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