North Carolina Courage NC

17‑1‑6 , 9‑1‑2 Home

3
Final
Sun, Aug 19

Orlando PrideORL

8‑10‑6 , 5‑5‑2 Away

0

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 7,606

Courage earn their 16th win of the season, top Pride 3-0

Debinha and Lynn Williams scored for the Courage

Debinha scored her eighth goal of the season for the Courage. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage picked up their 16th win of the season defeating the Orlando Pride 3-0 on Sunday morning in Cary, North Carolina.

Due to lightening on Saturday night, the Courage and Pride resumed on Sunday morning kicking off from the 22nd minute — starting from the exact time the game was stopped because of weather. The Courage are now just one win away from claiming the record for most regular season wins and have two games remaining to do so.

Courage forwards Debinha and Lynn Williams scored on the day to push their team to 16-1-5 and 53 points. The Pride drop to 8-8-6 for 30 points and are now in fifth place in the league standings just one point behind the fourth place Chicago Red Stars. The Pride have two more games remaining in the regular season to battle it out in hopes of a playoff spot.

The first goal of the night was credited as an own goal by Pride defender Shelina Zadorsky. It was tricky to see the deflection off Zadorsky as the Courage forward Lynn Williams took a shot from the right end line that appeared to sneak in near post past Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris. In what would of been her 11th goal of the season, the goal was ruled as an own goal.

Just a few minutes later Williams took on Pride defender Ali Krieger one-v-one in the left corner. Krieger kept her feet and the two battled it out. The ball eventually slipped out into the feet of Debinha who was poking around waiting for Williams to find her. Debinha struck it far post past Harris to hand her team a 2-0 lead and finish off her eighth goal of the season. Williams earned her fifth assist on the year.

In the 88th minute Williams got one of her own. A solid Courage build up eventually found defender Merritt Mathias out wide to the right. Mathias served the ball into the box where Williams headed it into the net for her 11th goal of the season. Williams is now just one goal behind Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr in the Golden Boot race. Williams finished the match with seven shots and one key pass.

Before the Pride own goal, Harris made two back-to-back stellar saves to keep her side in the game. In the 70th minute Debinha took a free kick for the Courage and served towards the far post where Courage midfielder Sam Mewis headed it far post. Harris made a one-handed diving save to keep it scoreless. The ball then popped out to Debinha who struck it far post, but Harris made another stop to help the Courage keep their breath. Harris made three saves in the loss.

Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland picked up her sixth shutout and made one save on the morning.

After the match the Courage were presented with the 2018 NWSL Shield by Amanda Duffy.

The Courage return to action on Saturday on the road vs. Seattle Reign FC and the Pride will next host the Red Stars on Saturday for a fourth place vs. fifth place match up.

This story will be updated

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
  37'
10

Debinha

Midfielder
  90 + 1'   81'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
19

Crystal Dunn

Midfielder
  82'
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  66'
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
  88'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  82'
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
17

Heather O'Reilly

Substitute
  90 + 1'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Substitute
  66'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
  75'(OG)
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Midfielder
5

Emily van Egmond

Midfielder
  28'
17

Dani Weatherholt

Midfielder
15

Rachel Hill

Midfielder
  76'
10

Marta

Striker
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
9

Camila

Striker
  60'

substitutes

21

Monica

Substitute
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
2

Sydney Leroux

Substitute
  60'   88'
7

Christine Nairn

Substitute
  88'
16

Carson Pickett

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Substitute
  76'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 0.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 0.

90'+4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Katelyn Rowland tries a through ball, but Heather O'Reilly is caught offside.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Heather O'Reilly replaces Debinha.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn replaces Sydney Leroux because of an injury.

88'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 0. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

86'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85'

START DELAY

Delay in match Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by McCall Zerboni.

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

83'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Crystal Dunn.

81'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, Orlando Pride 0. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

78'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Chioma Ubogagu replaces Rachel Hill.

75'

OWN GOAL

Own Goal by Shelina Zadorsky, Orlando Pride. North Carolina Courage 1, Orlando Pride 0.

74'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72'

START DELAY

Delay in match Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

70'

FREE KICK WON

Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Denise O'Sullivan replaces Jessica McDonald.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

66'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Debinha with a cross following a corner.

62'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ali Krieger.

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux replaces Camila.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Jaelene Hinkle tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

54'

OFFSIDE

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

54'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

52'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

50'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt with a headed pass.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Katelyn Rowland (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

47'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, Orlando Pride 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Orlando Pride 0.

45'+2'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Hill.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

43'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

40'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (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.

39'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen Edmonds.

39'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38'

START DELAY

Delay in match Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

37'

YELLOW CARD

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

30'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

28'

YELLOW CARD

Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

27'

OFFSIDE

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

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

25'

FREE KICK WON

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

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

23'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alanna Kennedy.

22'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Orlando Pride).

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

21'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

19'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

19'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

15'

POST

Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt following a corner.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

12'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

8'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alanna Kennedy tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

6'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

5'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3'

MISS

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

2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
60
Leroux 2
Camila 9
66
O'Sullivan 8
McDonald 14
76
Ubogagu 6
Hill 15
82
Hamilton 23
Dunn 19
88
Nairn 7
Leroux 2
90 +1
O'Reilly 17
Debinha 10
75
goal

Shelina Zadorsky 4

Own goal

81
goal

Debinha 10

Assisted by: Lynn Williams 9

88
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Merritt Mathias 11

28
yellow card

Emily van Egmond 5

37
yellow card

Merritt Mathias 11

ORL

Goals & Assists

75′ Orlando Pride
Shelina Zadorsky
Own goal
81′ North Carolina Courage
Debinha
Assisted by: Lynn Williams
88′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Merritt Mathias

Disciplinary

28′ Orlando Pride
Emily van Egmond
37′ North Carolina Courage
Merritt Mathias

Substitutions

60′ Orlando Pride
  Sydney Leroux
  Camila
66′ North Carolina Courage
  Denise O'Sullivan
  Jessica McDonald
76′ Orlando Pride
  Chioma Ubogagu
  Rachel Hill
82′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Crystal Dunn
88′ Orlando Pride
  Christine Nairn
  Sydney Leroux
90 + 1′ North Carolina Courage
  Heather O'Reilly
  Debinha


NC

Match Statistics


ORL

18
Shots
9
5
Shots On Goal
1
7
Shots Blocked
6
5
Corners
12
18
Crosses
21
4
Offsides
1
10
Fouls
11
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
382
Total Passes
310
73.0%
Passing Accuracy
68.1%
54.8%
Possession
45.2%
58
Duels Won
42
17
Tackles Won
13
1
Saves
3
18
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 M Debinha 89 1 0 4 1 2 0 1 2
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
19 M Crystal Dunn 82 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
14 F Jessica McDonald 66 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 1 7 2 0 1 1 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 8 0 0 0 0 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
17 S Heather O'Reilly 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 S Denise O'Sullivan 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 9 1 0 0 0 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 D Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 M Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
5 M Emily van Egmond 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
17 M Dani Weatherholt 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 M Rachel Hill 76 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
10 F Marta 90 0 0 2 0 7 0 1 3
13 F Alex Morgan 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
9 F Camila 60 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0
21 S Monica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Sydney Leroux 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 S Christine Nairn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Carson Pickett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Chioma Ubogagu 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 3 19 3 0 0 0 0

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