Andrews makes pro debut for Boston
Milford native Morgan Andrews made her professional debut on Sunday night, as the Boston Breakers were defeated 2-0 by FC Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Victory Field.
Andrews did not start the match, but did receive some playing time late, as the former Spartan and NCAA champion entered in the 81st minute.
FC Kansas City jumped on top early as Sydney Leroux placed a right-footed shot from outside the box to the bottom-left corner of the net in the seventh minute. The goal was assisted by Becky Sauerbrunn.
Amy Rodriguez provided the insurance tally in the 48th minute off an assist from Shea Groom following a fast break. Rodriguez buried a right-footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom-right corner.
The goals capped an emotional return for Leroux and Rodriguez, who both missed last season due to pregnancy.
Andrews, the No. 3 overall pick in January’s NWSL College Draft, replaced Rosie White at midfielder with Boston already trailing 2-0 and was charged with a foul in the 85th minute.
Boston had a 14-12 edge on Kansas City in shots on goal, but failed to convert the chances into a score. The Breakers also led 5-4 in corners and held possession 55.2 percent of the time.
Andrews and the Breakers return home Sunday at 4 p.m. for a match against Sky Blue FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.
Milford High School is organizing a trip for fans to see the former Spartan in action. Be a part of the group to watch her debut and be on the field to participate in the exclusive High 5 Tunnel with the Boston Breakers players. Ticket and round trip Charter Bus transportation is $35. Contact Milford High School Athletic Director Marc Maurais at: MMaurais@milfordk12.org; 673-4201 ext. 3602, to reserve a spot.