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0‑12‑3 , 0‑7‑1 Home

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Final
Sat, Jul 14

North Carolina CourageNC

14‑1‑4 , 8‑0‑2 Away

4

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,376

Courage clinch a playoff spot as Williams nets hat trick in 4-0 win

The Courage are 14-1-3

The North Carolina Courage won 4-0 on the road over Sky Blue FC on Saturday night thanks to a Lynn Williams hat trick. It’s the fifth-straight win for the Courage. Following the rest of the day’s results, they became the first team to clinch a spot in the NWSL Playoffs.

The win moves them to 14-1-3 with 45 points and 16 points clear of the second-place Seattle Reign FC. With a win and a Reign loss next week, the Courage can have the NWSL Shield wrapped up before the calendar hits August.

Williams scored all three goals in the second half. First, in the 56th minute on an assist from Kristen Hamilton. Her second came in the 72nd minute on an assist from Debinha. She finished off the night with a score in the 89th minute.

Abby Erceg opened the scoring in the 15th minute after Hamilton hustled to keep the ball from going out of bounds and then whipped a cross into the box for Erceg to head home.

Sky Blue FC dropped to 0-12-3 with the loss.

The Courage will next face Utah Royals FC on Friday night in Utah. Sky Blue FC will host Portland Thorns FC on Saturday night.

 

 

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
5

Thaysa de Moraes Rosa Moreno

Defensive Midfielder
  77'
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
28

Imani Dorsey

Attacking Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Attacking Midfielder
  85'
6

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  70'
21

Savannah McCaskill

Striker
  63'

substitutes

12

Janine Beckie

Substitute
  63'
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
31

Christina Gibbons

Substitute
14

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  70'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
13

Rebekah Stott

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  77'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
  79'
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
  15'
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Defensive Midfielder
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Attacking Midfielder
  75'
19

Crystal Alyssia Dunn

Attacking Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Striker
  66'
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
  56', 72', 89'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
5

Samantha Mewis

Substitute
  66'
17

Heather O'Reilly

Substitute
  75'
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  79'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

90'+1'

OFFSIDE

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

89'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 4. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

85'

YELLOW CARD

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

85'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine Beckie (Sky Blue).

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Erica Skroski.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck replaces Jaelene Hinkle.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Thaisa.

76'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Amanda Frisbie tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

76'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

75'

SUBSTITUTION

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

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

72'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 3. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Debinha with a through ball.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71'

OFFSIDE

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

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Katie Johnson replaces Shea Groom.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

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

67'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis replaces Kristen Hamilton.

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Janine Beckie replaces Savannah McCaskill.

62'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61'

START DELAY

Delay in match Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

59'

MISS

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

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Debinha with a through ball.

56'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 2. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Imani Dorsey with a cross.

52'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by McCall Zerboni with a headed pass.

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

49'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Carli Lloyd.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

49'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a through ball.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'

OFFSIDE

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

43'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

40'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

38'

MISS

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

37'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amanda Frisbie.

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Debinha with a through ball.

35'

POST

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a cross.

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a headed pass.

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

27'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Savannah McCaskill is caught offside.

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue).

25'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

25'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23'

FREE KICK WON

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

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

21'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

18'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

15'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton with a cross following a corner.

15'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amanda Frisbie.

15'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

14'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Thaisa tries a through ball, but Imani Dorsey is caught offside.

13'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Thaisa (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

11'

MISS

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

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

9'

OFFSIDE

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

8'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Debinha.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

5'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Imani Dorsey.

4'

MISS

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

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Shea Groom tries a through ball, but Savannah McCaskill is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
63
Janine Beckie 12
Savannah McCaskill 21
66
Samantha Mewis 5
Kristen Hamilton 23
70
Katlyn Johnson 14
Shea Groom 6
75
Heather O'Reilly 17
Debinha 10
77
Madison Tiernan 73
Thaisa Moreno 5
79
Meredith Speck 25
Jaelene Hinkle 15
15
goal

Abby Erceg 6

Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton 23

56
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton 23

72
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Debinha 10

89
goal

Lynn Williams 9

85
yellow card

Carli Lloyd 10

NC

Goals & Assists

15′ North Carolina Courage
Abby Erceg
Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton
56′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton
72′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Debinha
89′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams

Disciplinary

85′ Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd

Substitutions

63′ Sky Blue FC
  Janine Beckie
  Savannah McCaskill
66′ North Carolina Courage
  Samantha Mewis
  Kristen Hamilton
70′ Sky Blue FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Shea Groom
75′ North Carolina Courage
  Heather O'Reilly
  Debinha
77′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Thaisa Moreno
79′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Jaelene Hinkle


NJ

Match Statistics


NC

12
Shots
25
6
Shots On Goal
13
0
Shots Blocked
5
1
Corners
9
10
Crosses
20
5
Offsides
4
12
Fouls
4
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
393
Total Passes
379
74.8%
Passing Accuracy
75.5%
50.5%
Possession
49.5%
63
Duels Won
62
16
Tackles Won
17
9
Saves
5
26
Clearances
18

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 1
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DM Thaysa de Moraes Rosa Moreno 77 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1
28 AM Imani Dorsey 90 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0
10 AM Carli Lloyd 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 0
6 AM Shea Groom 70 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
21 F Savannah McCaskill 63 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 1
12 S Janine Beckie 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Christina Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Katlyn Johnson 20 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Rebekah Stott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 4 25 9 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 79 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 DM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
8 DM Denise O'Sullivan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
10 AM Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 75 0 1 3 1 3 0 0 2
19 AM Crystal Alyssia Dunn 90 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0
23 F Kristen Hamilton 66 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 3 0 13 7 0 1 0 1
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 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
5 S Samantha Mewis 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Heather O'Reilly 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 11 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 12 5 0 0 0 0