Utah Royals FC UTA

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Final
Fri, Jul 20

North Carolina CourageNC

14‑1‑4 , 8‑0‑2 Away

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Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 8,529

Utah and North Carolina tie 0-0

Utah Royals FC are 1-0-2 vs. the Courage this season

Utah Royals FC has gone 1-0-2 vs. the North Carolina Courage in the 2018 regular season. (Photo credit: Rob Gray/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC tied the North Carolina Courage 0-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Friday night, to finish out the season series between the two teams. Utah is the only team to not to lose to North Carolina this season, finishing 1-0-2 against the team at the top of the table.

The Courage could’ve clinched home-field advantage in the playoffs with a win tonight, and possibly the NWSL Shield if Seattle Reign FC lost or drew tomorrow — but that’s all on hold until the international break is over and the team is back in action on August 5. They’re now 14-1-4 (46 points) and still well clear of their nearest competitors.

Utah Royals FC are now 5-6-7 with 22 points following the draw, but six points back from a playoff spot.

Last month, Utah Royals FC dealt the Courage their only loss of the season, 1-0 on a late, stoppage time stunner from Brittany Ratcliffe. This time around, it was a defensive battle between the two sides.

Both teams were missing a number of key starters due to U.S. women’s national team training camp ahead of next week’s Tournament of Nations. For North Carolina, McCall Zerboni, Crystal Dunn, Merritt Mathias, Jaelene Hinkle, Abby Dahlkemper and Sam Mewis were all out. For Utah, Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy Rodriguez and Christen Press missed the match.

Utah Royals FC made two key defensive plays to preserve the draw. The first, a save from Nicole Barnhart in the sixth minute. Barnhart was starting in place of Abby Smith, who missed the game with a concussion. The play started with a North Carolina corner kick, that was headed out wide in the direction of Debinha. The midfielder then served the ball back into the mix for Abby Erceg to head on frame. Barnhart was going the other way, but then dove back to her right to palm the ball out of danger.

Barnhart make four saves on the night to earn the clean sheet.

In the 88th minute, Rachel Corsie came through with a sliding block on Lynn Williams to keep North Carolina off the scoreboard. After a giveaway in midfield by Utah, North Carolina quickly sprung forward on the counterattack. Heather O’Reilly, starting at right back, played a long through ball to Williams, who was in a full sprint with lots of room to run. Williams dribbled into the box, but Corsie raced back from the other side of the field to slide in and clear the ball out just as Williams took her shot.

Corsie finished the evening with four clearances, two interceptions and one block.

The game saw no shortage of key defensive plays throughout, with both sides making near back-to-back stops in the first half.

First, Utah defender Becca Moros stepped up to steal the ball away from Williams on a North Carolina opportunity. Moros finished the match with a game-high 97 touches, won nine of her 10 duels and made two interceptions.

Then, Courage defender Meredith Speck stepped up to calmly clear the ball away on a quick Utah Royals FC chance. Speck started at left back for the Courage in the game.

Courage defender Kaleigh Kurtz, starting at centerback in place of Dahlkemper, made a game-high seven clearances.

Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland needed just one save to record her fifth clean sheet of the season and North Carolina’s ninth overall.

Utah Royals FC dominated the Courage in possession 59.4% to 40.6% — but North Carolina led in total shots by a large margin of 21-5. The Courage put just four on frame to Utah’s one.

The draw for the Courage breaks a five-game winning streak that began following their loss to Utah last month, but they are still unbeaten in their last six games. Utah Royals FC are 0-3-1 in their last four games and have won just one of their last seven games since the win over North Carolina.

The Courage will get another shot to clinch the a home playoff game, and possibly the NWSL Shield on Sunday, August 5, when they host Portland Thorns FC. Utah Royals FC will also be in action on August 5, on the road at the Houston Dash.

 

 

 

Utah Royals FC

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
19

Katrina Gorry

Defensive Midfielder
  64'
12

Taylor Lytle

Attacking Midfielder
  80'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
  75'
24

Katie Stengel

Striker

substitutes

9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  75'
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  64'
32

Becca Ritchie

Substitute
22

Collette Smith

Substitute
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  80'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
25

Meredith Speck

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Defender
17

Heather O'Reilly

Defender
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Midfielder
16

Cari Roccaro

Midfielder
  82'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  72'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
28

Carlin Hudson

Substitute
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
  72'
20

Yuri Kawamura

Substitute
  82'
27

Morgan Reid

Substitute
30

Sarah Marie Teegarden

Substitute
29

Ryan Williams

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Abby Erceg following a corner.

89'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Bowen.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly with a cross following a corner.

88'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals).

87'

FREE KICK WON

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

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Yuri Kawamura replaces Cari Roccaro.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Debinha.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Taylor Lytle.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

80'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

OFFSIDE

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

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Diana Matheson.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Cari Roccaro.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Darian Jenkins replaces Jessica McDonald.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meredith Speck (North Carolina Courage).

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rebecca Moros.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Diana Matheson (Utah Royals).

68'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina Courage).

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Kaleigh Kurtz.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

54'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Kaleigh Kurtz.

54'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

54'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

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

53'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a cross.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Debinha with a cross following a corner.

52'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

48'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina Courage).

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Utah Royals 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cari Roccaro with a through ball.

42'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Desiree Scott.

36'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Cari Roccaro tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

33'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Heather O'Reilly.

27'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

22'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly with a cross following a corner.

20'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

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

14'

FREE KICK WON

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

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

13'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Desiree Scott.

12'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan with a cross.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Debinha.

5'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
64
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Katrina Gorry 19
72
Darian Jenkins 21
Jessica McDonald 14
75
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
Diana Matheson 10
80
Erika Tymrak 15
Taylor Lytle 12
82
Yuri Kawamura 20
Cari Roccaro 16
NC

Goals & Assists

NONE

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

64′ Utah Royals FC
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Katrina Gorry
72′ North Carolina Courage
  Darian Jenkins
  Jessica McDonald
75′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Diana Matheson
80′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Taylor Lytle
82′ North Carolina Courage
  Yuri Kawamura
  Cari Roccaro


UTA

Match Statistics


NC

5
Shots
21
1
Shots On Goal
4
2
Shots Blocked
4
5
Corners
8
10
Crosses
27
1
Offsides
2
6
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
455
Total Passes
289
69.7%
Passing Accuracy
68.9%
59.4%
Possession
40.6%
59
Duels Won
48
18
Tackles Won
11
4
Saves
1
22
Clearances
25

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 DM Katrina Gorry 64 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
12 AM Taylor Lytle 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
10 AM Diana Matheson 75 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
24 F Katie Stengel 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
32 S Becca Ritchie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Collette Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Elise Thorsnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 10 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 0 21 4 0 0 0 0
25 D Meredith Speck 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
31 D Kaleigh Kurtz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 D Heather O'Reilly 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0
10 M Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 M Cari Roccaro 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
23 M Kristen Hamilton 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 2
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 72 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Carlin Hudson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Darian Jenkins 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
20 S Yuri Kawamura 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Morgan Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Sarah Marie Teegarden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 S Ryan Williams 0 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 5 1 0 0 0 0