Breakers, Freedom Tie 1-1
BOSTON (AP) _ Defender Heather Aldama scored her first career goal in the 66th minute Thursday night to lift the Boston Breakers into a 1-1 tie with the Washington Freedom.
The draw pushed Boston (6-4-4) into a first-place tie with Atlanta, while Washington (5-4-3) extended its winless streak to five games.
The Freedom took a 1-0 lead in the 63rd minute on a goal by Lindsay Stoecker.
Aldama tied it just two minutes later when she broke free of the Washington defense at midfield and launched a shot from 35 yards that caught Freedom keeper Siri Mullinix off guard.
The game drew a season-high crowd of 8,105 to Nickerson Field.