By Florida State Sports Information
The WPSL Elite season came to a close over the weekend as a pair of Seminoles led the Western New York Flash to the league championship. Tori Huster started and played every minute of the match for the Flash, while Toni Pressley scored the equalizer in extra time to force overtime against the Chicago Red Stars.
In the waning moments of stoppage time, Pressley received a pass from Jodi-Ann Robinson and struck a left footed shot from outside of the box. The ball hit the crossbar and went over the line to send the game into overtime.
Both teams were unable to find the back of the net in overtime forcing penalty kicks where the Flash came out victorious, 4-2, to claim the title.
This championship marked the third straight title for the WNY Flash, who took the W-League title in 2010 and the WPS title last year.
Amanda DaCosta also played in the WPSL Elite league this summer appearing in eight matches with the Boston Breakers. The former Seminole All-American tallied over 700 minutes on the pitch finishing with three points on a goal and an assist. DaCosta scored the lone goal for the Breakers in the semifinals of the WPSL Elite playoffs as Boston fell to Chicago 3-1.