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Hagen goal gives FC Kansas City a 1-1 draw at Western NY

FC Kansas City out shot the Flash but are coming home with a 1-1 draw

Hagen's goal was the lone score for the Blues
Hagen's goal was the lone score for the Blues
Thad Bell

FC Kansas finished their three game road trip with a 1-1 draw at Western New York. Sarah Hagen scored for the Blues in the 17th minute and the Flash's Samantha Kerr answered in the 22nd minute.

The Blues were looking for a positive result after last week's loss in Portland. "I think we played a good game," FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski said after the match. "Everything is better, no matter how we played it was going to be better than last week in Portland."

The Blues goal came when Erika Tymrak slid the ball to Lauren Holiday who found Sarah Hagen on the right side. Hagen lobbed the ball over the keeper who was caught too far out to give the lead to FC Kansas City.

"I think we played well , we played well enough to get three points but were a little unlucky with our finals shots, with our finishing," Andonovski continued.

FC Kansas City outshot the Flash 20-9 and had several good chances including a late breakaway by Amy Rodriguez that came up short.

"I think we created more chances than almost any game before this, legit chances," Andonovski agreed. "But that is the game, sometimes you score some of those sometimes you won't."

The health of Lauren Holiday was a concern after missing last game and spending some time in the hospital after the game before that but she was able to go the full 90 minutes. "It is obvious the effect she has on the team," Andonovski observed. "She played a good game and I am glad she was good to go for 90 minutes."

The Blues get a full week off before starting a five game in thirteen day streak next Sunday against Sky Blue FC.  Andonovski is looking forward to getting some rest after the road trip. "We are excited. It was an east coast, west coast, east coast trip. We are ready to get back home."