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Sat, Jun 2

Utah Royals FCUTA

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,229

Utah Royals FC earn first road win, top Sky Blue 2-1

Diana Matheson scored for Utah

Utah Royals FC's Diana Matheson scored in the third minute. (Photo credit: Howard C. Smith/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC earned their first win on the road beating Sky Blue FC 2-1 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on Saturday night.

Until the 85th minute, the game was level with both teams getting one in the back of the net in the first half.  Utah Royals FC got on the board first thanks to a Diana Matheson goal in the third minute. And then the home team equalized just minutes later with a goal from forward Shea Groom in the tenth minute. In the 85th minute, Utah took the lead after an own goal from Sky Blue FC defender Mandy Freeman.

Sky Blue FC remains in pursuit of their first win of the year at 0-8-1 overall, and Utah Royals FC are now 3-2-5 in league play. Sky Blue FC, now nine games without a win, have also not led in the game for 810 minutes of league play. Sky Blue will enter their next match with just one point, second only to the 2013 Seattle Reign for the longest winless start to a season (11 games) and tied with the 2013 Reign for the fewest points heading into game nine (1 point).

Several players from both Sky Blue and Utah were recently called up for national team duty ahead of the upcoming June friendlies for the U.S. women’s national team and missed this weekend’s NWSL game. From Utah, goalkeeper Abby Smith, defender Becky Sauerbrunn, and forward Amy Rodriguez were called up. For Sky Blue, forward Savannah McCaskill and midfielder Carli Lloyd got the nod.

This meant both sides had to mix up their starting lineups and for Utah Royals FC head coach Laura Harvey called on longtime NWSL goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart to start in net. Barnhart earned the win in her 109th NWSL appearance and finished with two saves on the night.

The visitors got on the scoreboard just three minutes into the game when Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir won the ball in the midfield and eventually got a service in behind the Sky Blue backline to find Matheson crashing far post. Matheson slid and scored to earn her second goal of the season and put her side up 1-0. Matheson now has two goals and one assist on the year. She finished the game with two shots.

Sky Blue FC got one back just minutes later, when defender Amanda Frisbie played the ball up the line to forward Katie Johnson. Johnson used her pace to beat Utah’s last line of defense and slotted it back to Groom who was able to finish it one-time for the big equalizer in the 10th minute. This was Groom’s first goal for Sky Blue. She finished the game with three shots.

Utah’s best chance to take the lead came just before the break in the 40th minute when midfielder Desiree Scott poked the ball away from Sky Blue just above the box. Scott’s win found the feet of Utah forward Katie Stengel who struck it one-time. Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made the initial save, but the ball bobbled out of her hands into the feet of forward Katrina Gorry. Gorry dropped the ball back to Corsie, but Corsie’s shot went right into the hands of Sheridan.

In the second half, Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez entered the game and instantaneously added a boost to the home team’s attack. She finished the game with a 84.6% passing accuracy rate, for the highest on her team. In the 54th minute, Sky Blue defender Rebekah Stott found Johnson at the top of the box and Johnson flicked it on to midfielder Madison Tiernan. Tiernan got off a huge strike that cruised just over the crossbar.

In the 61st minute Utah Royals FC had a nice build-up in the midfield that bounced around, with Scott controlling it time and time again for her team. Eventually, Gorry had an open shot and got one off that forced Sheridan to make a diving save to the far right post. Scott finished the night with a game-high 90.3% passing accuracy rate in 33 passes and also made three tackles and two interceptions in the win.

The game was later sealed in the 85th minute when Jónsdóttir exposed Sky Blue FC down the flank and served the ball across the box to force an own goal from Sky Blue’s Mandy Freeman who was running towards her own goal.

Sky Blue finished the game with nine shots to Utah’s seven, however the visitors held the advantage in possession with 55% to Sky Blue’s 45%.

Utah will continue their road trip in Week 11 when they visit the North Carolina Courage on June 16 after the FIFA break. Sky Blue will look to for their first win when they host the Washington Spirit on Friday, June 8 just before the break. 

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
  31'
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
  85'(OG)
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
5

Thaisa Moreno

Defensive Midfielder
  62'
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
6

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
  10'
12

Janine Beckie

Attacking Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Attacking Midfielder
  90 + 2'
14

Katlyn Johnson

Striker
  76'

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
28

Imani Dorsey

Substitute
18

Kaycee Gunion

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  76'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
  31'
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Utah Royals FC

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
13

Brooke Elby

Defender
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
12

Taylor Lytle

Attacking Midfielder
  66'
19

Katrina Gorry

Attacking Midfielder
  75'
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
  3'
24

Katie Stengel

Striker
  87'

substitutes

6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  66'
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
30

Emma Jane Proctor

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  87'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
  75'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 2.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 2.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

90'+2'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

88'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Katie Stengel.

85'

OWN GOAL

Own Goal by Mandy Freeman, Sky Blue. Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 2.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

83'

FREE KICK WON

Nicole Barnhart (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

82'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

76'

MISS

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

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Katie Johnson.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Elise Thorsnes replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

73'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Taylor Lytle.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Diana Matheson.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Rebekah Stott with a cross following a corner.

63'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Thaisa.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

58'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Brooke Elby tries a through ball, but Diana Matheson is caught offside.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rebekah Stott with a cross.

52'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Shea Groom tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 1.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thaisa.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rebekah Stott.

45'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Nicole Barnhart tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Shea Groom.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Shea Groom.

39'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

38'

FREE KICK WON

Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebekah Stott (Sky Blue).

35'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thaisa (Sky Blue).

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

31'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Dominique Richardson replaces Amanda Frisbie because of an injury.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

28'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26'

START DELAY

Delay in match Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

25'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

25'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Mandy Freeman tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Lytle (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

16'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katrina-Lee Gorry tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Diana Matheson tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

11'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Rebekah Stott.

10'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Utah Royals 1. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

8'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kailen Sheridan tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Sidney Miramontez.

3'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Utah Royals 1. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a cross.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
31
Dominique Richardson 17
Amanda Frisbie 9
62
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Thaisa Moreno 5
66
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
Taylor Lytle 12
75
Elise Thorsnes 20
Katrina Gorry 19
76
Jennifer Hoy 7
Katlyn Johnson 14
87
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Katie Stengel 24
3
goal

Diana Matheson 10

Assisted by: Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

10
goal

Shea Groom 6

Assisted by: Katlyn Johnson 14

85
goal

Mandy Freeman 22

Own goal

90 +2
yellow card

Madison Tiernan 73

UTA

Goals & Assists

3′ Utah Royals FC
Diana Matheson
Assisted by: Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
10′ Sky Blue FC
Shea Groom
Assisted by: Katlyn Johnson
85′ Sky Blue FC
Mandy Freeman
Own goal

Disciplinary

90 + 2′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan

Substitutions

31′ Sky Blue FC
  Dominique Richardson
  Amanda Frisbie
62′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Thaisa Moreno
66′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Taylor Lytle
75′ Utah Royals FC
  Elise Thorsnes
  Katrina Gorry
76′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Katlyn Johnson
87′ Utah Royals FC
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Katie Stengel


NJ

Match Statistics


UTA

8
Shots
7
3
Shots On Goal
4
1
Shots Blocked
0
8
Corners
5
18
Crosses
16
4
Offsides
5
13
Fouls
3
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
355
Total Passes
426
65.1%
Passing Accuracy
72.5%
45.5%
Possession
54.5%
38
Duels Won
54
13
Tackles Won
15
3
Saves
2
21
Clearances
13

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
9 D Amanda Frisbie 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 DM Thaisa Moreno 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
6 AM Shea Groom 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
12 AM Janine Beckie 90 0 0 3 1 6 0 0 0
73 AM Madison Tiernan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
14 F Katlyn Johnson 76 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1
24 S Michaela Abam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Imani Dorsey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Kaycee Gunion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dominique Richardson 59 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 2 8 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
13 D Brooke Elby 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
23 DM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 AM Taylor Lytle 66 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
19 AM Katrina Gorry 75 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 1
10 AM Diana Matheson 90 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
24 F Katie Stengel 87 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0
6 S Katie Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
88 S Alexa Newfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Emma Jane Proctor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 S Elise Thorsnes 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 1 8 2 0 0 0 1

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