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Thorns open season in style

Allie Long powers a 4-1 win over Boston with a pair of goals
April 11, 2015 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

PORTLAND - The Portland Thorns opened their third season with a dominating performance, highlighted by a pair of goals by Allie Long on the way to a 4-1 win over Boston Saturday at Providence Park.

Long pounded home a pair of close-range shots midway through the second half after Boston had scored to get within 2-1.

Portland finished the game with a 23-10 edge in shots, and heads to its second game against Western New York at 1-0-0, 3 points.

Mana Shim and Sinead Farrelly scored in the first half for the Thorns in front of an opening-game crowd of 13,386.

The game with Western New York is set for Sunday, April 19.

 

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