Sky Blue FC NJ

1‑17‑6 , 1‑9‑2 Home

0
Final
Sun, Apr 15

Seattle Reign FCSEA

11‑5‑8 , 4‑4‑4 Away

1

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 1,913

Rapinoe’s PK lifts Seattle Reign FC over Sky Blue FC 1-0

Megan Rapinoe scored her second goal of the season

By Celia Balf

Seattle Reign FC spoiled Sky Blue FC’s home opener with a 1-0 win on a rainy and windy Sunday night at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey. The Reign are now 2-0-0 on the season, while Sky Blue FC are now 0-2-0.

The game was Carli Lloyd‘s first home NWSL game in a Sky Blue FC uniform, as well as the home debut of new coach Denise Reddy. Both Lloyd and Reddy are Rutgers alums and New Jersey natives. Lloyd got recognized before the game for scoring her 100th international goal with the U.S. women’s national team. Lloyd’s milestone was reached in the USWNT’s victory over Mexico on April 8.

In just the fifth minute of play, Sky Blue FC got themselves in a difficult position after defender Erica Skroski was called for a handball in the box. NWSL’s reigning Player of the Month, Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take the penalty kick for the visiting Reign FC. In the sixth minute Rapinoe converted to earn her second goal of the season.

In the 17th minute of play the Reign FC looked like they were going to get their second on the night. Midfielder Beverly Yanez had space down the right flank and served one across the box where Rapinoe was able to collect it. Rapinoe took a touch across her body to her left foot but was taken down by Kailen Sheridan. The play went on with no foul called. Jessica Fishlock not too long after Rapinoe’s chance fed Rapinoe through with a dangerous ball that split Sky Blue’s defensive line. Sky Blue defender Christina Gibbons kept Rapinoe in front of her and forced her to shoot at a difficult angle. The shot went high. Rapinoe finished the game with four shots and four on goal. After three weeks of NWSL games Rapinoe leads with 13 shots and 7 shots on goal.

Sky Blue saw their best chances to equalize in the second half. Forward Shea Groom was dangerous in a 1-v-1 situation on the right side and was able to get a shot off, however her strike just kissed the post and was knocked away by Reign FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos. The play was a build-up from the midfield starting with rookie midfielder Savannah McCaskill.

The second half continued on as weather worsened and both teams struggled to finish in the final third. However in the 86th minute, Seattle had the chance to double their lead after being awarded a penalty kick. The foul was called on Skroski and Reign FC’s Jodie Taylor stepped up to take the PK. Sky Blue’s Sheridan came up big at home and saved the low-driven right shot. The rebound went out to Reign FC’s Kiersten Dallstream and again, Sheridan made the follow-up save to keep her team within one. Sheridan finished the match with three saves to Betos’ one.

Rapinoe left the game in the 57th minute with what appeared to be an injury to her left hamstring. Dallstream subbed in to replace her.

Despite dropping three points at home, Sky Blue FC held the better end of the game’s possession with a 56.3% to the Reign’s 43.7%. The home team also had a higher passing accuracy on the slippery evening with 71.4% to the Reign’s 63.7%.

Sky Blue FC will hit the road in Week 4 to play the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, April 21. Seattle will continue their road trip and face the league-leading North Carolina Courage for a midweek game on Wednesday, April 18.

This story will be updated.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
  82'
10

Carli Lloyd

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
  64'
12

Janine Beckie

Striker
21

Savannah McCaskill

Striker
  50'
6

Shea Groom

Striker
  89'

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
14

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  64'
19

Adriana Leon

Substitute
  89'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  82'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

18

Michelle Betos

Goalkeeper
21

Christen Westphal

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
10

Jessica Fishlock

Defensive Midfielder
6

Allie Long

Defensive Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Attacking Midfielder
  56'   6'
17

Beverly Yanez

Attacking Midfielder
  90'
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Attacking Midfielder
  79'
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker

substitutes

11

Elizabeth Addo

Substitute
12

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
  79'
2

Yael Averbuch

Substitute
26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
  82'   56'
38

Adelaide Gay

Substitute
19

Kristen McNabb

Substitute
  90'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

90'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb replaces Beverly Yanez.

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Adriana Leon replaces Shea Groom.

88'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

86'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

85'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) after a foul in the penalty area.

85'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Seattle Reign. Jodie Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

84'

FREE KICK WON

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

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Christina Gibbons.

82'

YELLOW CARD

Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign).

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Morgan Andrews replaces Jasmyne Spencer.

79'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign).

76'

FREE KICK WON

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

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

73'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Michelle Betos.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

69'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Oyster tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

65'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Katie Johnson replaces Raquel Rodríguez.

61'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

57'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kiersten Dallstream replaces Megan Rapinoe because of an injury.

54'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54'

START DELAY

Delay in match Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Carli Lloyd.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

YELLOW CARD

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Michelle Betos.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1.

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'

START DELAY

Delay in match Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

36'

START DELAY

Delay in match Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Allie Long.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign).

32'

FREE KICK WON

Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

26'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

25'

FREE KICK WON

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

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

18'

MISS

Attempt missed. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue).

14'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Allie Long is caught offside.

10'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Carli Lloyd.

9'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

9'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen with a cross.

7'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jessica Fishlock tries a through ball, but Megan Rapinoe is caught offside.

6'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

5'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Theresa Nielsen.

1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
56
Dallstream 5
Rapinoe 15
64
Johnson 14
Rodriguez 11
79
Andrews 12
Spencer 22
82
Tiernan 73
Gibbons 31
89
Leon 13
Groom 6
90
McNabb 19
Yanez 17
6
goal

Megan Rapinoe 15

Penalty Kick

50
yellow card

Savannah McCaskill 21

82
yellow card

Kiersten Dallstream 5

SEA

Goals & Assists

6′ Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

50′ Sky Blue FC
Savannah McCaskill
82′ Seattle Reign FC
Kiersten Dallstream

Substitutions

56′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kiersten Dallstream
  Megan Rapinoe
64′ Sky Blue FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Raquel Rodriguez
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Morgan Andrews
  Jasmyne Spencer
82′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Christina Gibbons
89′ Sky Blue FC
  Adriana Leon
  Shea Groom
90′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kristen McNabb
  Beverly Yanez


NJ

Match Statistics


SEA

4
Shots
8
1
Shots On Goal
4
0
Shots Blocked
2
6
Corners
5
11
Crosses
11
1
Offsides
3
10
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
540
Total Passes
410
71.9%
Passing Accuracy
64.1%
56.6%
Possession
43.4%
46
Duels Won
46
9
Tackles Won
14
3
Saves
1
14
Clearances
10

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 82 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
10 M Carli Lloyd 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
12 F Janine Beckie 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 F Savannah McCaskill 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
6 F Shea Groom 89 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 2
24 S Michaela Abam 0 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
14 S Katlyn Johnson 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 S Adriana Leon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 1 8 3 2 1 0 0
21 D Christen Westphal 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 DM Jessica Fishlock 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
6 DM Allie Long 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
15 AM Megan Rapinoe 56 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 1
17 AM Beverly Yanez 89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
22 AM Jasmyne Spencer 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 F Jodie Taylor 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2
11 S Elizabeth Addo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Morgan Andrews 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 S Yael Averbuch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 34 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
38 S Adelaide Gay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kristen McNabb 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Michelle Betos 90 0 4 1 0 0 0 0

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