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Final
Sat, May 19

North Carolina CourageNC

15‑1‑5 , 8‑0‑3 Away

2

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 1,923

Courage stay unbeaten, top Sky Blue FC 2-1

The Courage are now 7-0-2

The North Carolina Courage beat Sky Blue FC 2-1 on Saturday night at Yurcak Field, improving to 7-0-2 on the season. The win puts them into a tie for the best nine-game start in NWSL history with the 2014 Seattle Reign FC.

The Reign began that season on a 16-game unbeaten streak (13-0-3). North Carolina’s nine-game unbeaten streak is the third-longest to start a season, behind the 2014 Reign and the 2016 Thorns (7-0-5 through their first 12).

Sky Blue FC are still in search of their first of win of the season and are now 0-5-1

North Carolina jumped out to a quick 2-o lead in front of 1,923 fans on a rainy night in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Crystal Dunn notched her fourth goal of the season in the 16th minute. Debinha won the ball on North Carolina’s defensive side of the field, dribbled across midfield and found Jessica McDonald out wide on the right. McDonald served a low cross into the box. Dunn, running between two Sky Blue defenders, slid onto the end of it and hit it to the far post to give the Courage a 1-0 lead.

 

Sam Mewis made it 2-0 in the 27th minute following a good offensive buildup from the Courage. McCall Zerboni intercepted a Sarah Killion pass that was meant for Thaisa, and then switched the point of attack to Dunn in the middle of the field. Dunn passed it to Debinha in the box. Debinha sent it to McDonald, whose shot was tipped by goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, but Sheridan collided with Sky Blue defender Amanda Frisbie and the ball bounced loose. Mewis slid in on the loose ball for her first goal of the season.

 

Sky Blue FC earned a penalty kick in the 71st minute after Zerboni was called for a foul on Carli Lloyd in the box. Lloyd took the penalty kick, but Rowland stopped her shot and then made a second save on Raquel Rodriguez‘s effort on the rebound.

 

The foul to set up the penalty kick came on a free kick play that was set up by Rowland’s foul on Savannah McCaskill, just outside the box. Rowland was issued a yellow card on the play.

Lloyd got Sky Blue FC on the board in the game’s final moments with her first goal since joining Sky Blue FC this season. Kristen Hamilton was called for a foul on Savannah McCaskill, setting up a free kick 20 yards from goal. Rodriguez tapped it to Killion, who then tapped it to Lloyd, who sent a right-footed shot bending into the upper right-hand corner of the goal.

 

 

But while the goal was enough to break the shutout, the final whistle blew moments later.

The Courage will head to Orlando to face the Pride — the team that snapped their unbeaten streak at the start of the 2017 season — on Wednesday night. Sky Blue FC will also be in action on Wednesday night, on the road vs. the Washington Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
  82'
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
5

Thaisa Moreno

Midfielder
  63'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Midfielder
  15'   90 + 4'
6

Shea Groom

Striker
  73'
14

Katlyn Johnson

Striker
21

Savannah McCaskill

Striker

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
12

Janine Beckie

Substitute
  73'
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  63'
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  85'   82'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

North Carolina Courage

100

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
  70'
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  86'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
  27'
10

Debinha

Midfielder
  78'
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  80'
19

Crystal Dunn

Striker
  16'

substitutes

18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  78'
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
  80'
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  86'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+4'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 2. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Crystal Dunn tries a through ball, but Darian Jenkins is caught offside.

90'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

88'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

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

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

84'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Dominique Richardson.

81'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Darian Jenkins replaces Jessica McDonald.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Debinha.

77'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Carli Lloyd is caught offside.

75'

MISS

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

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue).

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Janine Beckie replaces Shea Groom.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

71'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) after a foul in the penalty area.

71'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. Carli Lloyd draws a foul in the penalty area.

70'

YELLOW CARD

Katelyn Rowland (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katelyn Rowland (North Carolina Courage).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue).

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

64'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Thaisa.

61'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amanda Frisbie.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shea Groom with a cross.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a set piece situation.

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

51'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

48'

FREE KICK WON

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

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thaisa (Sky Blue).

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

45'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis tries a through ball, but Debinha is caught offside.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

43'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

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

36'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

35'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

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

31'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

30'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amanda Frisbie.

27'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 2. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

27'

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 Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

26'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

25'

FREE KICK WON

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

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thaisa (Sky Blue).

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

24'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Carli Lloyd.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross following a corner.

18'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

18'

FREE KICK WON

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

16'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

15'

YELLOW CARD

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

15'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shea Groom.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a headed pass following a corner.

6'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

6'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
63
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Thaisa Moreno 5
73
Janine Beckie 12
Shea Groom 6
78
Kristen Hamilton 23
Debinha 10
80
Darian Jenkins 21
Jessica McDonald 14
82
Madison Tiernan 73
Dominique Richardson 17
86
Meredith Speck 25
Denise O'Sullivan 8
16
goal

Crystal Dunn 19

Assisted by: Jessica McDonald 14

27
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

90 +4
goal

Carli Lloyd 10

Assisted by: Sarah Killion 16

15
yellow card

Carli Lloyd 10

70
yellow card

Katelyn Rowland -

85
yellow card

Madison Tiernan 73

NC

Goals & Assists

16′ North Carolina Courage
Crystal Dunn
Assisted by: Jessica McDonald
27′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
90 + 4′ Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd
Assisted by: Sarah Killion

Disciplinary

15′ Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd
70′ North Carolina Courage
Katelyn Rowland
85′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan

Substitutions

63′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Thaisa Moreno
73′ Sky Blue FC
  Janine Beckie
  Shea Groom
78′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Debinha
80′ North Carolina Courage
  Darian Jenkins
  Jessica McDonald
82′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Dominique Richardson
86′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Denise O'Sullivan


NJ

Match Statistics


NC

8
Shots
27
5
Shots On Goal
6
1
Shots Blocked
7
3
Corners
10
9
Crosses
29
2
Offsides
2
11
Fouls
11
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
287
Total Passes
401
65.2%
Passing Accuracy
77.1%
40.8%
Possession
59.2%
59
Duels Won
66
22
Tackles Won
14
4
Saves
4
29
Clearances
7

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
9 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 M Thaisa Moreno 63 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
10 M Carli Lloyd 90 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 4
6 F Shea Groom 73 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4
14 F Katlyn Johnson 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1
21 F Savannah McCaskill 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
24 S Michaela Abam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Janine Beckie 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 27 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 2 27 4 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 86 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 3
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 1
10 M Debinha 78 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 80 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 1
19 F Crystal Dunn 90 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 2
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 S Darian Jenkins 10 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
31 S Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
100 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 8 4 1 1 1 0

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