Sky Blue FC NJ

1‑17‑6 , 1‑9‑2 Home

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Final
Fri, Jun 8

Washington SpiritWAS

2‑17‑5 , 0‑10‑2 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,188

Sky Blue and Spirit settle for a scoreless draw

The Spirit defeated Sky Blue in their first meeting this season

Duke alum Imani Dorsey was signed as a national team replacement player for Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Howard C. Smith/isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue FC and the Washington Spirit played to a 0-0 draw at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on Friday night.

While the rest of the league remains off for the international break, Sky Blue earned one point at home and remain in last place in the league standings with a 0-8-2 overall record (2 points). The Spirit, in second to last place in the standings, earned their third draw of the season and are now 2-7-3 (9 points).

Sky Blue FC remains in pursuit of their first win of the season, second only to the 2013 Seattle Reign for the longest winless start to a season (11 games).

The last time the two teams met it was the Spirit that outlasted Sky Blue Blue 1-0. This time around looked differently in personnel without several of typical starters due to international duty. Sky Blue were without six players: Janine Beckie (CAN), Adriana Leon (CAN), Carli Lloyd (USA), Savannah McCaskill (USA), Thaisa Moreno (BRA), Rebekah Stott (NZL) and the Spirit were without four: Yanara Aedo (CHI), Rose Lavelle (USA), Francisca Ordega (NGA), Rebecca Quinn (CAN). On Friday morning the Spirit announced that forward Mallory Pugh will be out for the next 8-10 weeks after suffering a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprain in her right knee.

The first half was a scramble on each side. Niether Sky Blue nor the Spirit could find the back of the net and both teams struggle to take control of the game.

In the 12th minute, Spirit defender Whitney Church made a big step for her team and found midfielder Estefanía Banini down the flank. Banini did a cheeky inside-out move and shot far post. Her shot went high past Sky Blue goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan.

The game was scoreless at the break with Sky Blue taking five shots with one on target and the Spirit recording four shots with two on target.

The final 45 looked like a match featuring two teams in desperate need of three points. Sky Blue had two back-to-back chances with the first sparked by a nutmeg from forward Mackenzie Meehan. Meehan, after successfully nutmegging played it out wide to midfielder Madison Tiernan who was able to get the service off into the box. Katie Johnson was in a good position in the box but wasn’t able to put it away.

In the 54th minute it looked like Sky Blue FC forward Shea Groom would get her team on the board. Groom was played into space by midfielder Sarah Killion and used her speed to beat the Spirit’s backline. Groom once she got herself to the touchline slotted it back to Johnson who was crashing but the pass went out of Johnson’s reach.

Groom finished the game with six shots (two on target) and Johnson finished with three shots (one on target).

In the 78th minute Banini drew a foul in the penalty area and midfielder Andi Sullivan stepped up to take the PK. Sullivan shot low right and Sheridan guessed right and made the save.

The latter of the second half looked like Sky Blue would snap their winless streak, yet the Spirit’s backline in Estelle Johnson and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe held their ground to come away with a point on the road.

Johnson had a team-high eight clearances on the night and also made three interceptions and four blocks. Bledsoe had seven saves on the night. Sky Blue finished the game with 20 total shots to the Spirit’s 11, however the visitors had the better of the possession on the night with 55.3% to Sky Blue’s 46.3%.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
6

Shea Groom

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
  67'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Midfielder
  39'
28

Imani Dorsey

Striker
  71'
14

Katlyn Johnson

Striker
73

Madison Tiernan

Striker
  86'

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
  71'
4

Cassidy Benintente

Substitute
9

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
  86'
18

Kaycee Gunion

Substitute
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
29

Amandine Pierre-Louis

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
  88'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
12

Morgan Proffitt

Midfielder
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  50'
10

Estefanía Banini

Striker
88

Tiffany Weimer

Striker
  57'
23

Tori Huster

Striker

substitutes

13

Schuyler DeBree

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
33

Ashley Hatch

Substitute
25

Maddie Huster

Substitute
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
  57'
19

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 0, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+5'

OFFSIDE

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

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross following a corner.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross following a corner.

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

90'+2'

MISS

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

90'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estelle Johnson tries a through ball, but Tori Huster is caught offside.

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

88'

YELLOW CARD

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

88'

FREE KICK WON

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

87'

OFFSIDE

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

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Amanda Frisbie replaces Madison Tiernan.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

80'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Michaela Abam is caught offside.

80'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

79'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

79'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

78'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini draws a foul in the penalty area.

78'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) after a foul in the penalty area.

77'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michaela Abam (Sky Blue).

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

75'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Estefanía Banini.

74'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72'

START DELAY

Delay in match Shea Groom (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michaela Abam with a through ball.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Michaela Abam replaces Imani Dorsey.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Proffitt with a headed pass.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

67'

YELLOW CARD

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

64'

OFFSIDE

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

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by McKenzie Meehan.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

62'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

61'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

57'

MISS

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

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Joanna Lohman replaces Tiffany Weimer.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Taylor Smith is caught offside.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Imani Dorsey.

53'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tiffany Weimer tries a through ball, but Taylor Smith is caught offside.

50'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) header from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominique Richardson.

50'

YELLOW CARD

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

48'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Taylor Smith is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Whitney Church.

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Johnson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christina Gibbons with a cross.

42'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

41'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

YELLOW CARD

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard tries a through ball, but Tiffany Weimer is caught offside.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tiffany Weimer.

30'

OFFSIDE

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

28'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Whitney Church.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Johnson with a headed pass.

26'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (Sky Blue).

25'

OFFSIDE

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

24'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23'

START DELAY

Delay in match Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Proffitt (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

21'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

19'

OFFSIDE

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

18'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Proffitt with a headed pass.

17'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Proffitt (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tori Huster.

9'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

5'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

1'

OFFSIDE

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

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard tries a through ball, but Tiffany Weimer is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
57
Lohman 15
Weimer 88
71
Abam 24
Dorsey 28
86
Frisbie 9
Tiernan 73
39
yellow card

McKenzie Meehan 2

50
yellow card

Meggie Dougherty Howard 8

67
yellow card

Sarah Killion 16

88
yellow card

Caprice Dydasco 3

WAS

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

39′ Sky Blue FC
McKenzie Meehan
50′ Washington Spirit
Meggie Dougherty Howard
67′ Sky Blue FC
Sarah Killion
88′ Washington Spirit
Caprice Dydasco

Substitutions

57′ Washington Spirit
  Joanna Lohman
  Tiffany Weimer
71′ Sky Blue FC
  Michaela Abam
  Imani Dorsey
86′ Sky Blue FC
  Amanda Frisbie
  Madison Tiernan


NJ

Match Statistics


WAS

20
Shots
12
7
Shots On Goal
4
6
Shots Blocked
4
6
Corners
5
15
Crosses
9
9
Offsides
6
11
Fouls
5
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
350
Total Passes
450
64.9%
Passing Accuracy
70.4%
44.3%
Possession
55.7%
66
Duels Won
59
14
Tackles Won
18
3
Saves
7
12
Clearances
27

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 M Shea Groom 90 0 0 6 2 1 5 2 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 0
2 M McKenzie Meehan 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
28 F Imani Dorsey 71 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
14 F Katlyn Johnson 90 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 1
73 F Madison Tiernan 86 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 1
24 S Michaela Abam 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
4 S Cassidy Benintente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Amanda Frisbie 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
18 S Kaycee Gunion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Kayla Mills 0 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 12 3 1 1 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
6 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
12 M Morgan Proffitt 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
10 F Estefanía Banini 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 3
88 F Tiffany Weimer 57 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 F Tori Huster 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
13 S Schuyler DeBree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Ashley Hatch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Maddie Huster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 0 20 7 0 0 0 0

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