ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Western New York Flash recorded a win over the Rochester Lady Lancers for the second time in a week, and continued to roll through the latter half of their East schedule via a 3-2 victory in United Women’s Soccer action at Charles Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute Saturday.
Forward Carissima Cutrona recorded her sixth and seventh goals of the season, tying for the league lead – while the goalkeeping tandem of Alana Rossi and Emily Kelly made eight saves for the Flash. Western New York (3-3-2, 11 points) won the inaugural version of the Thruway Rivalry, claiming wins in both matches over Rochester (0-7-1, 1).
The Flash got off to another quick start when Cutrona found herself open in front of the net and converted in the eighth minute.
Rochester responded in the 32nd minute with a goal from forward Taylor Wingerden’s penalty kick.
The second half was full of breakaways as the Flash finally converted in the 66th minute when forward Maddie Pezzino ran in from 35 yards before deking Lady Lancers keeper Kelsey Brinkel and putting the ball into the empty net.
In the 71st minute, Cutrona tallied her second goal with a strike that hit the crossbar and bounced over the line.
Rochester made a late push when midfielder Michaela Areno put one away to cut the lead to 3-2 in the 87th minute.