Houston Dash HOU

9‑10‑5 , 5‑3‑4 Home

0
Final
Fri, Mar 30

Utah Royals FCUTA

9‑7‑8 , 4‑4‑4 Away

0

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 3,433

Houston Dash, Utah Royals FC tie 0-0

Both teams are now 0-0-2

Houston Dash defender Amber Brooks and Utah Royals FC midfielder Brittany Ratcliffe in action during the Week 2 meeting between the teams. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

The Houston Dash and Utah Royals FC played to a 0-0 draw at BBVA  Compass Stadium on Friday night in front of a crowd of 3,433 fans in Houston. Following the result, both teams are 0-0-2 to start the season. Utah Royals FC are still in search of their first NWSL win.

 

Utah’s best chance in the first half came on a free kick by Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir in the 28th minute. A foul by Dash defender Amber Brooks on Utah midfielder Brittany Ratcliffe gave them a free kick right  at the top of the penalty arc. Jónsdóttir put her shot on frame and Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell needed a strong punch over the bar to clear it away.

 

 

Jónsdóttir scored the first goal in Utah Royals FC history last week, and had several chances to get the second goal in franchise history on Friday night. In the 71st minute she was denied once again by Campbell, this time with a kick save after she had slipped in behind the Dash defense for a dangerous chance. The rebound went to Utah midfielder Erika Tymrak, but her right-footed shot went wide.

Campbell also made a big save in the 66th minute to punch a floating shot by Brooke Elby over the crossbar. Campbell made five saves to earn her first shutout of the season. The Dash did not record a shot on goal, but were kept in the match by the strong play of Campbell and their defensive line.

After a relatively quiet first hour, the game opened up in the final 30 minutes as both teams made substitutions and the fresh legs were able to find space. Tymrak, who entered in the 67th minute, had one of Utah’s best chances and Houston’s Lindsay Agnew had several dangerous crosses for the Dash after subbing in at the 76th minute.

The best chances for the Dash came courtesy of 19-year-old midfielder Linda Motlhalo. Near the end of the first half, she took a nice touch around her defender for a breakaway down the right sideline. Her cross into the box fell to a sliding Kimberly Keever, but the shot went high. Then in the 88th minute, Motlhalo showed her dribbling skills in the box before passing to Nichelle Prince. Prince’s initial shot was blocked by Becky Sauerbrunn, and Prince then hit the rebound wide.

Utah dominated possession 66%-34%, according to Opta, and outshot the Dash 9-7 (6-0 in shots on goal).

Both teams will now head into the FIFA break. Utah Royals FC will next play on April 14 vs. the Red Stars in their inaugural home game at Rio Tinto Stadium. The next game for the Dash will be on April 18 on the road vs. the Red Stars.

 

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
19

Kristie Mewis

Defender
5

Janine van Wyk

Defender
  76'
22

Amber Brooks

Defender
3

Rachel Daly

Defender
9

Haley Hanson

Defensive Midfielder
10

Linda Motlhalo

Defensive Midfielder
18

Kimberly Keever

Attacking Midfielder
6

Meleana Shim

Attacking Midfielder
12

Veronica Latsko

Attacking Midfielder
  61'
13

Savannah Jordan

Striker

substitutes

20

Lindsay Agnew

Substitute
  76'
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
2

Michaela Hahn

Substitute
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
21

Alli Murphy

Substitute
14

Nichelle Prince

Substitute
  61'
16

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
  34'
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defensive Midfielder
  59'
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  67'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
24

Katie Stengel

Striker

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
13

Brooke Elby

Substitute
  34'
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  59'
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  67'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 0, Utah Royals 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 0, Utah Royals 0.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kimberly Keever with a cross following a corner.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

82'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

82'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Rachel Corsie tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sidney Miramontez following a set piece situation.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

76'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Linda Motlhalo tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Lindsay Agnew replaces Janine van Wyk.

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Haley Hanson tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson with a through ball.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah Jordan (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Haley Hanson (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Kristie Mewis.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

66'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

62'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Nichelle Prince replaces Veronica Latsko.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Katie Bowen.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Meleana Shim (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah Jordan (Houston Dash) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Veronica Latsko is caught offside.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Haley Hanson (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Meleana Shim.

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kimberly Keever (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo with a cross.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meleana Shim (Houston Dash).

43'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Veronica Latsko is caught offside.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brooke Elby replaces Rebecca Moros because of an injury.

33'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

29'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Desiree Scott tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

29'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) with an attempt from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

22'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Diana Matheson tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

1'

FREE KICK WON

Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
34
Elby 13
Moros 3
59
LaBonta 9
Bowen 6
61
Prince 14
Latsko 12
67
Tymrak 15
Ratcliffe 25
76
Agnew 20
van Wyk 5
UTA

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

34′ Utah Royals FC
  Brooke Elby
  Rebecca Moros
59′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Katie Bowen
61′ Houston Dash
  Nichelle Prince
  Veronica Latsko
67′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Brittany Ratcliffe
76′ Houston Dash
  Lindsay Agnew
  Janine van Wyk


HOU

Match Statistics


UTA

7
Shots
9
0
Shots On Goal
6
2
Shots Blocked
1
2
Corners
4
12
Crosses
11
4
Offsides
4
5
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
341
Total Passes
669
67.7%
Passing Accuracy
82.4%
34.1%
Possession
65.9%
68
Duels Won
43
16
Tackles Won
9
5
Saves
0
8
Clearances
25

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
19 D Kristie Mewis 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
5 D Janine van Wyk 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
22 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
3 D Rachel Daly 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 DM Haley Hanson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
10 DM Linda Motlhalo 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 AM Kimberly Keever 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
6 AM Meleana Shim 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 AM Veronica Latsko 61 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
13 F Savannah Jordan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
20 S Lindsay Agnew 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Michaela Hahn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Alli Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Nichelle Prince 29 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0
16 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 0 9 5 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 DM Katie Bowen 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 4 3 0 1 3 0
10 AM Diana Matheson 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1
24 F Katie Stengel 90 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 0
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Brooke Elby 56 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Alexa Newfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

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