Sky Blue FC NJ

1‑17‑6 , 1‑9‑2 Home

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Final
Sat, Sep 8

Orlando PrideORL

8‑10‑6 , 5‑5‑2 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 4,086

Carli Lloyd goal gives Sky Blue first win of the season, 1-0 over Pride

Carli Lloyd scored in the 74th minute

Sky Blue FC forward Carli Lloyd scored her fourth goal of the NWSL season. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue FC ended their 2018 season on top earning their first win of the year thanks to a Carli Lloyd goal in the 74th minute to beat the Orlando Pride 1-0 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Sky Blue entered Saturday’s match after already playing twice this past week – first tying the Washington Spirit on Sunday and then falling to the Red Stars 5-0 on Tuesday night. The Pride closed out their 2018 campaign at 8-10-6 overall and ended their last part of the year on a four-game losing streak.

Lloyd’s goal was the difference maker for the home team and her finish was her fourth of the season. Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made six saves on the afternoon and earned her second shutout this season. Sheridan’s six saves put her at 107 total saves this season, just one shy of Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe — who holds the record for the most saves in a single season.

The game kicked off with Sky Blue rookie forward Imani Dorsey finding herself in a dangerous position on the left side of the field in the seventh minute. Sky Blue forward Shea Groom slotted Dorsey in on the left side and Dorsey took a big touch in front of her and struck the ball with her left foot. Her shot hit off the bar and eventually was deflected by a Pride defender for a Sky Blue corner kick.

Dorsey finished the match with six shots and two key passes.

Sky Blue defender Erica Skroski came up big for her side minutes after, denying Alex Morgan a chance to give the Pride an early lead. Skroski tracked back and made a sliding, one-legged save to poke the ball away from Morgan who was inches away from the goal. Skroski finished the game with seven clearances, two tackles and one block.

In the 25th minute, Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux tried a backheel, cheeky finish, but Sheridan collected it to keep the score at 0-0.

One of Sheridan’s most impressive saves on the afternoon came just before halftime when Leroux was dancing through Sky Blue’s backline and looked like she was going to slip one right past Sheridan far post, but Sheridan pulled of a split and made a kick save to keep the game scoreless.

Sky Blue eventually got their biggest goal of the season in the 74th minute thanks to New Jersey native and captain Lloyd.

Groom slipped in Lloyd and with a one-time finish Lloyd finished near post to make it 1-0. Lloyd finished the match with six shots and one key pass. She also had the most touches on the day with 68.

The Pride kept Sky Blue on their heels as time ran out, but the home team was able to push through and finish the year on a high note. The Pride had a slight edge in possession with 55.8% to Sky Blue’s 44.2%.

This story will be updated

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
  32'
73

Madison Tiernan

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
28

Imani Dorsey

Midfielder
  90 + 1'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
21

Savannah McCaskill

Midfielder
  46'
10

Carli Lloyd

Striker
  73'
6

Shea Groom

Striker
  84'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
9

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  84'
14

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  46'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  90 + 1'
29

Amandine Pierre-Louis

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Orlando Pride

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
21

Monica

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  83'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
17

Dani Weatherholt

Midfielder
  83'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Striker
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
2

Sydney Leroux

Striker
  62'

substitutes

19

Poliana

Substitute
12

Kristen Edmonds

Substitute
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
24

Ashlyn Harris

Substitute
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  62'
9

Camila

Substitute
  83'
5

Emily van Egmond

Substitute
  83'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 0.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Imani Dorsey.

88'

MISS

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Jennifer Hoy (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Shea Groom.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Emily van Egmond replaces Dani Weatherholt.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Camila replaces Christine Nairn.

80'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mônica (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross following a corner.

80'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

80'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

79'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu with a through ball.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

77'

FREE KICK WON

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

73'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 0. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shea Groom.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

69'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

66'

POST

Kaitlyn Johnson (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

63'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

63'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Sydney Leroux.

62'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

61'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shea Groom.

52'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kaitlyn Johnson.

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

49'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross following a corner.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Kaitlyn Johnson replaces Savannah McCaskill.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, Orlando Pride 0.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Orlando Pride 0.

44'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

42'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Dani Weatherholt tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu with a through ball.

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

39'

FREE KICK WON

Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

37'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

35'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

33'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

32'

YELLOW CARD

Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue).

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

30'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu with a through ball.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christina Gibbons.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shea Groom.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

19'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Imani Dorsey.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Carson Pickett tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mônica.

7'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Alanna Kennedy.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

7'

POST

Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Shea Groom.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan tries a through ball, but Dani Weatherholt is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
46
Johnson 14
McCaskill 21
62
Hill 15
Leroux 2
83
van Egmond 5
Weatherholt 17
83
Camila 9
Nairn 7
84
Hoy 7
Groom 6
90 +1
Meehan 2
Dorsey 28
73
goal

Carli Lloyd 10

Assisted by: Shea Groom 6

32
yellow card

Kailen Sheridan 1

ORL

Goals & Assists

73′ Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd
Assisted by: Shea Groom

Disciplinary

32′ Sky Blue FC
Kailen Sheridan

Substitutions

46′ Sky Blue FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Savannah McCaskill
62′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Sydney Leroux
83′ Orlando Pride
  Emily van Egmond
  Dani Weatherholt
83′ Orlando Pride
  Camila
  Christine Nairn
84′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Shea Groom
90 + 1′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Imani Dorsey


NJ

Match Statistics


ORL

17
Shots
22
4
Shots On Goal
7
5
Shots Blocked
10
1
Corners
9
7
Crosses
28
1
Offsides
7
9
Fouls
4
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
362
Total Passes
458
68.5%
Passing Accuracy
73.1%
43.1%
Possession
56.9%
42
Duels Won
54
10
Tackles Won
14
7
Saves
3
31
Clearances
6

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
73 D Madison Tiernan 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 M Imani Dorsey 89 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1
21 M Savannah McCaskill 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 F Carli Lloyd 90 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 1
6 F Shea Groom 84 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 S Katlyn Johnson 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 S Amandine Pierre-Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 0 22 7 0 0 1 0
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Monica 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 M Christine Nairn 83 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 2
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
17 M Dani Weatherholt 83 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
6 F Chioma Ubogagu 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
13 F Alex Morgan 90 0 0 6 3 0 3 0 1
2 F Sydney Leroux 62 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 1
19 S Poliana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Kristen Edmonds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Ashlyn Harris 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
9 S Camila 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
5 S Emily van Egmond 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
28 G Haley Kopmeyer 90 1 17 3 0 0 0 0

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