Utah Royals FC UTA

7‑7‑7 , 4‑3‑4 Home

3
Final
Sat, Jun 30

Sky Blue FCNJ

0‑14‑4 , 0‑5‑3 Away

1

Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 8,394

Press, Stengel lead Utah Royals FC to 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC

Christen Press scored her first goal for Utah Royals FC

Christen Press scored her first goal of the season as Utah Royals FC beat Sky Blue FC 3-1 on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Utah Royals FC are now 5-3-6 with 21 points and in fourth place in the NWSL standings. The loss drops Sky Blue FC to 0-10-3, the longest winless streak to start a season in NWSL history.

Press opened the scoring in the 7th minute, tapping in a Katrina Gorry cross that skipped through the box. It’s Press’ first goal of the 2018 season and her first career goal for any team other than the Chicago Red Stars.

Press made her 2018 season debut on Wednesday, playing all 90 minutes, before finding her first goal on Saturday night. Press now has 36 career regular season goals — fourth all-time in NWSL history — in 62 games.

After Press opened the scoring, Katie Stengel scored two goals in four minutes to give Utah a 3-0 lead. Her first came in the 25th minute, running onto the end of a through ball down the middle from Press.

Stengel started up top alongside Press as Amy Rodriguez had the night off. Her second goal came in the 28th minute, a header on a free kick from Gorry. A Carli Lloyd foul on Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir set up the free kick from about 30 yards out.

Stengel’s brace is the first in Utah Royals FC history. In 83 minutes, Stengel had three shots, two on goal and two chances created.

After her second goal, Stengel celebrated like royalty:

Lloyd got one back for the visitors in the second half, a bending shot as she fell that beat a diving Abby Smith into the upper left corner of the goal. Smith made a big kick save on Shea Groom just a moment earlier, but the ball stayed in play and eventually fell to Lloyd.

Sky Blue thought that had another in the 78th minute — a Savannah McCaskill goal on an assist from Lloyd, but McCaskill was ruled offside on the play.

Sam Johnson started at center back alongside Becky Sauerbrunn, her first minutes since joining Utah. Johnson made five clearances and three interceptions. Sauerbrunn had three clearances, four interceptions and one block.

Press played all 90 minutes again for Utah, finishing with four total shots, one on goal and one chance created.

Utah Royals FC will next head to Providence Park to take on the Thorns on Friday night. Sky Blue FC will host the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday night.

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
  56'
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
19

Katrina Gorry

Defensive Midfielder
  72'
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
21

Christen Press

Attacking Midfielder
  7'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
  90 + 3'
15

Erika Tymrak

Attacking Midfielder
  90 + 1'
24

Katie Stengel

Striker
  83'   25', 29'

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
2

Rachel Corsie

Substitute
  72'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
10

Diana Matheson

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
  83'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Substitute
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
  56'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
  46'
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
  89'
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
28

Imani Dorsey

Midfielder
  72'
73

Madison Tiernan

Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
12

Janine Beckie

Striker
6

Shea Groom

Striker
  87'

substitutes

24

Michaela Abam

Substitute
  72'
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
31

Christina Gibbons

Substitute
21

Savannah McCaskill

Substitute
  46'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
5

Thaisa Moreno

Substitute
  87'

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 1.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue).

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Michaela Abam (Sky Blue) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

89'

YELLOW CARD

Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Christen Press (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thaisa (Sky Blue).

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Thaisa replaces Shea Groom.

85'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez replaces Katie Stengel.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

79'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Savannah McCaskill is caught offside.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

77'

FREE KICK WON

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

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan tries a through ball, but Michaela Abam is caught offside.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

73'

OFFSIDE

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

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Rachel Corsie replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Michaela Abam replaces Imani Dorsey.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Stengel with a through ball.

68'

OFFSIDE

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

68'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Desiree Scott.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

62'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 1. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Imani Dorsey.

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

59'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Elise Thorsnes replaces Rebecca Moros.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

55'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54'

START DELAY

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

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

51'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Janine Beckie.

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

47'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Savannah McCaskill replaces Amanda Frisbie.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 0.

41'

FREE KICK WON

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

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

35'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

32'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Janine Beckie tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

32'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 3, Sky Blue 0. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry following a set piece situation.

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

25'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 2, Sky Blue 0. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Press with a through ball.

19'

FREE KICK WON

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

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

16'

FREE KICK WON

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

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

14'

POST

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

12'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue).

9'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

7'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 1, Sky Blue 0. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

5'

OFFSIDE

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
46
Savannah McCaskill 21
Amanda Frisbie 9
56
Elise Thorsnes 20
Rebecca Moros 3
72
Rachel Corsie 2
Katrina Gorry 19
72
Michaela Abam 24
Imani Dorsey 28
83
Sydney Miramontez 17
Katie Stengel 24
87
Thaisa Moreno 5
Shea Groom 6
7
goal

Christen Press 21

25
goal

Katie Stengel 24

Assisted by: Christen Press 21

29
goal

Katie Stengel 24

Assisted by: Katrina Gorry 19

62
goal

Carli Lloyd 10

Assisted by: Imani Dorsey 28

89
yellow card

Mandy Freeman 22

90 +1
yellow card

Erika Tymrak 15

90 +3
yellow card

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

NJ

Goals & Assists

7′ Utah Royals FC
Christen Press
25′ Utah Royals FC
Katie Stengel
Assisted by: Christen Press
29′ Utah Royals FC
Katie Stengel
Assisted by: Katrina Gorry
62′ Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd
Assisted by: Imani Dorsey

Disciplinary

89′ Sky Blue FC
Mandy Freeman
90 + 1′ Utah Royals FC
Erika Tymrak
90 + 3′ Utah Royals FC
Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Substitutions

46′ Sky Blue FC
  Savannah McCaskill
  Amanda Frisbie
56′ Utah Royals FC
  Elise Thorsnes
  Rebecca Moros
72′ Utah Royals FC
  Rachel Corsie
  Katrina Gorry
72′ Sky Blue FC
  Michaela Abam
  Imani Dorsey
83′ Utah Royals FC
  Sydney Miramontez
  Katie Stengel
87′ Sky Blue FC
  Thaisa Moreno
  Shea Groom


UTA

Match Statistics


NJ

11
Shots
6
5
Shots On Goal
2
1
Shots Blocked
1
4
Corners
2
10
Crosses
13
3
Offsides
4
6
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
540
Total Passes
352
80.6%
Passing Accuracy
71.3%
59.9%
Possession
40.1%
59
Duels Won
50
14
Tackles Won
16
1
Saves
2
12
Clearances
12

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Rebecca Moros 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
19 DM Katrina Gorry 72 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 AM Christen Press 90 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 1
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
15 AM Erika Tymrak 90 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 2
24 F Katie Stengel 83 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 0
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Rachel Corsie 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Diana Matheson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Amy Rodriguez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Elise Thorsnes 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
9 D Amanda Frisbie 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
28 M Imani Dorsey 72 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
73 M Madison Tiernan 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
10 AM Carli Lloyd 90 1 0 2 1 0 1 3 1
12 F Janine Beckie 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
6 F Shea Groom 87 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3
24 S Michaela Abam 18 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Christina Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Savannah McCaskill 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Thaisa Moreno 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 3 11 2 0 0 0 0

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