Washington Spirit WAS

2‑11‑4 , 2‑4‑2 Home

0
Final
Sat, Jun 23

Orlando PrideORL

8‑6‑4 , 5‑3‑2 Away

1

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 4,005

Alanna Kennedy’s stunner from midfield earns the Pride a 1-0 win over the Spirit

The Pride secure second place in the standings with the win

Pride midfielder Alanna Kennedy earned her second goal this season. (Photo credit: Tony Quinn/isiphotos.com)

Alana Kennedy scored from midfield to lift the Orlando Pride over the Washington Spirit 1-0 at Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland on Saturday night in Week 13.

The Orlando Pride are now unbeaten in their last six road games and have lost just once in their last ten games. The Pride secure second place in the league standings with 22 points and a 6-3-4 overall record. The Spirit are winless in their last five games and drop to 2-8-4 overall with the loss at home.

Kennedy put the Pride on the board in just the 11th minute when she intercepted a poor square pass by the Spirit in the midfield. Kennedy took a couple touches after winning the ball then struck it from inside the center circle, noticing Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe way off her line. Kennedy’s shot soared over Bledsoe and gave her team the early 1-0 lead.

The Pride and Spirit battled it out through the remainder of the first half with the Pride seeing the better of the offensive chances. Christine Nairn was crucial in the midfield for the Pride playing dangerous balls over the Spirit’s backline to Pride forwards Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Chioma Ubogagu.

In the 26th minute, Nairn, who leads the league with assists this season (4) won the ball and immediately lifted up her head and served a through ball into space to Morgan down the right wing. Morgan collected the ball and dribbled centrally where she got a shot off, but it went wide.

Morgan finished the game with two shots, one on target and one key pass. Nairn had three key passes on the night and won possession for her side seven times.

The Spirit’s best opportunities sparked from forward Ashley Hatch. Hatch finished the game with a team-high five shots and made two key passes.

In the 34th minute Hatch got herself in a dangerous position in the box and was able to get her foot on a Taylor Smith cross.

The Spirit battled through the second half looking to break through for the equalizer, but the Pride were solid in the back with goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris coming up with big saves. Harris earned the shutout on the night and made three saves. Harris has 39 saves this season and picked up her fourth shutout this year. On the other end of the pitch, Bledsoe made one save on the night in the loss.

The Spirit had a solid run of play in the 66th minute, where midfielder Tori Huster combined with Meggie Dougherty Howard at the top of the box. Dougherty Howard played it outside to Smith, who took a shot that went just over the bar.

Harris’ biggest save of the night against the Spirit came in the 83rd minute when she made a diving stop against a blast from Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco.

The Spirit dropped the points at home, however finished the game with a slight advantage in possession with 50.6% to the Pride’s 49.4%. The Spirit were also strong defensively in the efforts of Estelle Johnson, who finished the evening with four tackles, four clearances and one interception. Johnson now has a league-leading 72 clearances on the year.

The Pride will enter Week 14 with a midweek clash at home vs. the Houston Dash on Wednesday, and the Spirit will look for a road win when they travel to Chicago to face the Red Stars on Sunday, July 1.

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
  18'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
6

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
4

Rebecca Quinn

Midfielder
  83'
15

Joanna Lohman

Striker
  57'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
14

Francisca Ordega

Striker

substitutes

10

Estefanía Romina Banini Ruiz

Substitute
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Substitute
  90 + 3'   57'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
16

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
88

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
  83'
19

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Defender
19

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  77'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
  11'
5

Emily van Egmond

Midfielder
  71'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Striker
  63'
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
2

Sydney Leroux

Striker

substitutes

12

Kristen Edmonds

Substitute
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  63'
28

Haley Judith Kopmeyer

Substitute
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
  77'
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Substitute
  71'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+5'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+4'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Marta tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan tries a through ball, but Marta is caught offside.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

86'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Tiffany Weimer replaces Rebecca Quinn.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Toni Pressley replaces Christine Nairn.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

74'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Marta tries a through ball, but Rachel Hill is caught offside.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tori Huster.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Marta replaces Emily van Egmond.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tori Huster following a fast break.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Poliana is caught offside.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

68'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride).

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Chioma Ubogagu.

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard replaces Joanna Lohman.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Alex Morgan tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

52'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joanna Lohman.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Emily van Egmond tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Poliana (Orlando Pride).

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Whitney Church.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a headed pass.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

25'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tori Huster.

18'

YELLOW CARD

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, Orlando Pride 1. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom right corner.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

9'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

6'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

1'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
57
Meggie Dougherty Howard 8
Joanna Lohman 15
63
Rachel Hill 15
Chioma Ubogagu 6
71
Marta 10
Emily van Egmond 5
77
Toni Pressley 3
Christine Nairn 7
83
Tiffany Weimer 88
Rebecca Quinn 4
11
goal

Alanna Kennedy 14

18
yellow card

Caprice Dydasco 3

90 +3
yellow card

Meggie Dougherty Howard 8

ORL

Goals & Assists

11′ Orlando Pride
Alanna Kennedy

Disciplinary

18′ Washington Spirit
Caprice Dydasco
90 + 3′ Washington Spirit
Meggie Dougherty Howard

Substitutions

57′ Washington Spirit
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
  Joanna Lohman
63′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Chioma Ubogagu
71′ Orlando Pride
  Marta
  Emily van Egmond
77′ Orlando Pride
  Toni Pressley
  Christine Nairn
83′ Washington Spirit
  Tiffany Weimer
  Rebecca Quinn


WAS

Match Statistics


ORL

16
Shots
8
3
Shots On Goal
2
2
Shots Blocked
4
0
Corners
2
8
Crosses
13
1
Offsides
7
10
Fouls
5
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
430
Total Passes
418
68.1%
Passing Accuracy
67.2%
50.6%
Possession
49.4%
46
Duels Won
53
14
Tackles Won
9
1
Saves
3
26
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
4 M Rebecca Quinn 83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 F Joanna Lohman 57 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 1
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0
10 S Estefanía Romina Banini Ruiz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Meggie Dougherty Howard 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Rose Lavelle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Tiffany Weimer 7 0 0 0 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 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Monica Hickmann Alves 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
7 M Christine Nairn 77 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
5 M Emily van Egmond 71 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
6 F Chioma Ubogagu 63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 F Alex Morgan 90 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 1
2 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2
12 S Kristen Edmonds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Rachel Hill 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 S Haley Judith Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Camila Martins Pereira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Marta Vieira da Silva 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 0 16 3 0 0 0 0