Beat Goes On Behind Scurry and Hooper

From Associated Press

Charmaine Hooper scored in the second minute and Briana Scurry posted her fourth shutout this season, and the Atlanta Beat defeated the Washington Freedom, 1-0, Saturday in front of 10,124 at Atlanta.

The Beat (6-2-4) took sole possession of first place in the WUSA by one point over Boston.

Boston 2, Philadelphia 2 -- Ragnhild Gulbrandsen scored in the 88th minute to give Boston a tie in front of 8,021 at Villanova, Pa.

Marinette Pichon scored two goals for Philadelphia, becoming the 10th player in the league to reach the 50-point mark.


She accomplished the feat in 29 games, tying the league record set by New York’s Tiffeny Milbrett.

Carolina 3, New York 3 -- Birgit Prinz scored in the 95th minute to give Carolina a tie in front of 4,404 at Uniondale, N.Y.

Milbrett scored her WUSA-record 30th goal.