Houston Dash HOU

9‑10‑5 , 5‑3‑4 Home

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Final
Sat, Apr 28

North Carolina CourageNC

17‑1‑6 , 8‑0‑4 Away

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BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 3,591

Courage stay unbeaten with 2-0 win over Dash

The Courage are now 5-0-1

The North Carolina Courage celebrate their goal vs. the Houston Dash in Week 5. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage improved to 5-0-1 with a 2-0 win over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday afternoon to kick off Week 5 in the NWSL.

Crystal Dunn got the Courage on the board in just the third minute with her third goal of the season. Following a long throw-in from Jessica McDonald that bounced in the box, Dunn hit it home to put the Courage up 1-0.

McDonald nearly got a goal of her own in the 15th minute, but her header was tipped over the bar by Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell for one of her five saves in the match.

Kristen Hamilton scored three minutes into the second half, her first tally of the season. On a corner kick — one of seven in the game for North Carolina — the ball bounced outside of the box and was picked up by Hamilton after Denise O’Sullivan made a play for it. Hamilton struck it from 25 yards out and past Campbell to make it 2-0.

“Honestly, my teammates were kind of telling me that I just need to take a shot, take chances,” Hamilton said on Lifetime after the game. “I took it to heart.”

Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo made three saves to earn her fourth shutout of the season, including two on the same play as the ball bounced around in the box. The first, a fingertip save on a ball that went off the crossbar from Amber Brooks, and then a follow-up kick save on a point-blank shot from Nichelle Prince. Courage forward Lynn Williams appeared to hit defender Kristie Mewis in the face with a high kick on the play, but no foul was called.

Dash defender Janine van Wyk recorded six blocked shots in the game, one more than Campbell’s total number of saves. She earned two on the same play in the 6th minute and also one in the 74th minute on a shot from well outside the box that appeared to hit her in the face.

Dash forward Kealia Ohai started and played 61 minutes in her first start since tearing her ACL last year. She played her first minutes last week vs. the Pride.

“We’ve given up a lot of goals on set pieces and when you go down one or two, it’s very difficult to come back from that. So we need to eliminate the goals on set pieces and then we can start to build from there,” Ohai told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the game.

Dash midfielder Linda Motlhalo left in the 76th minute with what appeared to be an injury to her right lower leg.

The Dash fell to 0-3-2 with the result and will next face Sky Blue FC on May 5. The Courage will host the Chicago Red Stars on May 6.

 

 

 

 

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
19

Kristie Mewis

Defender
22

Amber Brooks

Defender
5

Janine van Wyk

Defender
3

Rachel Daly

Defender
6

Meleana Shim

Defensive Midfielder
  68'
9

Haley Hanson

Defensive Midfielder
7

Kealia Ohai

Attacking Midfielder
  61'
10

Linda Motlhalo

Attacking Midfielder
  76'
14

Nichelle Prince

Attacking Midfielder
17

Kyah Simon

Striker

substitutes

20

Lindsay Agnew

Substitute
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
  76'
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
13

Savannah Jordan

Substitute
18

Kimberly Keever

Substitute
  61'
11

Thembi Kgatlana

Substitute
12

Veronica Latsko

Substitute
  68'

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

North Carolina Courage

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
  44'
19

Crystal Dunn

Midfielder
  3'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  78'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Midfielder
  62'   48'
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  61'

substitutes

21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
5

Samantha Mewis

Substitute
  61'
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
99

Katelyn Rowland

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  78'
10

Debinha

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Merritt Mathias tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Daly.

90'

FREE KICK WON

Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Haley Hanson (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

86'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Veronica Latsko.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

79'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Kimberly Keever is caught offside.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

76'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Claire Falknor replaces Linda Motlhalo.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Linda Motlhalo.

72'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Rachel Daly tries a through ball, but Kimberly Keever is caught offside.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

70'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kristie Mewis following a set piece situation.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko replaces Meleana Shim.

68'

POST

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Kristen Hamilton.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis replaces Jessica McDonald.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Kimberly Keever replaces Kealia Ohai.

58'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58'

START DELAY

Delay in match Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a cross.

51'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

48'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

48'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Haley Hanson.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

44'

YELLOW CARD

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash).

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

39'

FREE KICK WON

Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

33'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Meleana Shim.

33'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nichelle Prince.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

31'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

26'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

18'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Daly following a set piece situation.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

16'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a corner.

15'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

15'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

14'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a cross.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

3'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
61
Keever 18
Ohai 7
61
Mewis 5
McDonald 14
62
Debinha 10
Hamilton 23
68
Latsko 12
Shim 6
76
Falknor 8
Motlhalo 10
78
Speck 25
O'Sullivan 8
3
goal

Crystal Dunn 19

Assisted by: Jessica McDonald 14

48
goal

Kristen Hamilton 23

Assisted by: Denise O'Sullivan 8

44
yellow card

Merritt Mathias 11

NC

Goals & Assists

3′ North Carolina Courage
Crystal Dunn
Assisted by: Jessica McDonald
48′ North Carolina Courage
Kristen Hamilton
Assisted by: Denise O'Sullivan

Disciplinary

44′ North Carolina Courage
Merritt Mathias

Substitutions

61′ Houston Dash
  Kimberly Keever
  Kealia Ohai
61′ North Carolina Courage
  Samantha Mewis
  Jessica McDonald
62′ North Carolina Courage
  Debinha
  Kristen Hamilton
68′ Houston Dash
  Veronica Latsko
  Meleana Shim
76′ Houston Dash
  Claire Falknor
  Linda Motlhalo
78′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Denise O'Sullivan


HOU

Match Statistics


NC

8
Shots
27
3
Shots On Goal
7
1
Shots Blocked
10
3
Corners
7
14
Crosses
26
2
Offsides
2
9
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
267
Total Passes
479
61.8%
Passing Accuracy
77.7%
35.9%
Possession
64.1%
49
Duels Won
60
17
Tackles Won
17
5
Saves
3
38
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
19 D Kristie Mewis 90 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1
22 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 D Rachel Daly 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
6 DM Meleana Shim 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 DM Haley Hanson 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 AM Kealia Ohai 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 AM Linda Motlhalo 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 AM Nichelle Prince 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
17 F Kyah Simon 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
20 S Lindsay Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Savannah Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Kimberly Keever 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 S Thembi Kgatlana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Veronica Latsko 22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 2 27 5 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
19 M Crystal Dunn 90 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 78 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 1
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
23 M Kristen Hamilton 62 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 1
14 F Jessica McDonald 61 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
21 S Darian Jenkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Samantha Mewis 29 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 S Katelyn Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Debinha 28 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Sabrina D’Angelo 90 0 8 3 0 0 0 0

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