Washington Spirit WAS

5‑1‑2 , 3‑0‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, Apr 13

Sky Blue FCNJ

0‑6‑2 , 0‑3‑1 Away

0

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 2,373

Spirit beat Sky Blue FC 2-0 to open the season

Staab and Crosson scored for the Spirit

Washington Spirit defender Megan Crosson scored her first NWSL goal in Washington's 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC on Saturday night. (Photo credit: Jose Argueta/isiphotos.com)

Washington Spirit 1 | Sky Blue FC 0
  • Spirit rookie defender Sam Staab scored on a corner kick in the 59th minute for her first professional goal in her NWSL debut.
  • Washington’s Megan Crosson scored her first NWSL goal to seal the win in the second minute of second half stoppage time.
  • Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe picked up three saves to earn the clean sheet.

 

Key Plays

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
9

Tegan McGrady

Defender
3

Samantha Staab

Defender
  59'
14

Paige Nielsen

Defender
23

Tori Huster

Defender
4

Jordan DiBiasi

Midfielder
12

Andi Sullivan

Midfielder
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  79'
20

Cheyna Matthews

Striker
  69'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker
  69'
11

Mallory Pugh

Striker

substitutes

19

Dorian Bailey

Substitute
  79'
18

McKenzie Berryhill

Substitute
5

Megan Crosson

Substitute
  69'   90 + 2'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  69'
7

Amy Harrison

Substitute
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
30

Shae Yanez

Substitute

manager

 

Richie Burke

Manager

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
28

Imani Dorsey

Midfielder
  85'
5

Julie James

Midfielder
  67'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Striker
  78'
10

Carli Lloyd

Striker

substitutes

13

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
7

Jennifer Hoy

Substitute
  78'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  85'
4

Paige Monaghan

Substitute
  67'
29

Amandine Pierre-Louis

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 2, Sky Blue 0.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 2, Sky Blue 0.

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Caprice Dydasco tries a through ball, but Paige Monaghan is caught offside.

90'+2'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 2, Sky Blue 0. Megan Crosson (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a cross.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Tegan McGrady (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue).

86'

FREE KICK WON

Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue).

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Imani Dorsey.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Crosson (Washington Spirit).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Tegan McGrady (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue).

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit).

80'

FREE KICK WON

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

79'

FREE KICK WON

Sam Staab (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jennifer Hoy (Sky Blue).

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Dorian Bailey replaces Meggie Dougherty Howard.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Jennifer Hoy replaces Raquel Rodríguez.

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dominique Richardson with a cross.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Tegan McGrady.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Ashley Hatch.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Megan Crosson replaces Cheyna Matthews.

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Paige Monaghan replaces Julie James.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Sky Blue 0. Sam Staab (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cheyna Matthews following a corner.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

58'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie James (Sky Blue).

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Cheyna Matthews tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

56'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tegan McGrady with a cross.

47'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jordan Di Biasi (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Caprice Dydasco (Sky Blue).

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 0, Sky Blue 0.

45'

END 1

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

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andi Sullivan.

42'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

42'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Paige Nielsen.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

41'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

OFFSIDE

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

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jordan Di Biasi (Washington Spirit).

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

34'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paige Nielsen.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

31'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Paige Nielsen.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Julie James following a corner.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie James (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dominique Richardson with a cross following a corner.

30'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Paige Nielsen.

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

29'

FREE KICK WON

Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

24'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie James (Sky Blue).

23'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Julie James.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheyna Matthews.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue).

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cheyna Matthews.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Caprice Dydasco.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Mallory Pugh tries a through ball, but Cheyna Matthews is caught offside.

12'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Cheyna Matthews is caught offside.

11'

FREE KICK WON

Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie James (Sky Blue).

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11'

POST

Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the box. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

9'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster tries a through ball, but Jordan Di Biasi is caught offside.

8'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Julie James (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominique Richardson with a cross.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Paige Nielsen (Washington Spirit).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6'

FREE KICK WON

Jordan Di Biasi (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Sky Blue).

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue).

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Sky Blue).

1'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Andi Sullivan.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
67
Monaghan 4
James 5
69
Farquharson 17
Hatch 33
69
Crosson 5
Matthews 20
78
Hoy 7
Rodriguez 11
79
Bailey 19
Dougherty Howard 8
85
Meehan 2
Dorsey 28
59
goal

Samantha Staab 3

Assisted by: Cheyna Matthews 20

90 +2
goal

Megan Crosson 5

Assisted by: Mallory Pugh 11

NJ

Goals & Assists

59′ Washington Spirit
Samantha Staab
Assisted by: Cheyna Matthews
90 + 2′ Washington Spirit
Megan Crosson
Assisted by: Mallory Pugh

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

67′ Sky Blue FC
  Paige Monaghan
  Julie James
69′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Ashley Hatch
69′ Washington Spirit
  Megan Crosson
  Cheyna Matthews
78′ Sky Blue FC
  Jennifer Hoy
  Raquel Rodriguez
79′ Washington Spirit
  Dorian Bailey
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
85′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Imani Dorsey


WAS

Match Statistics


NJ

15
Shots
8
5
Shots On Goal
2
5
Shots Blocked
3
6
Corners
6
17
Crosses
16
5
Offsides
1
12
Fouls
13
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
593
Total Passes
386
83.1%
Passing Accuracy
74.4%
60.5%
Possession
39.5%
48
Duels Won
49
7
Tackles Won
8
2
Saves
3
20
Clearances
13

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
9 D Tegan McGrady 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
3 D Samantha Staab 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
14 D Paige Nielsen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 D Tori Huster 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 M Jordan DiBiasi 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
12 M Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 79 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0
20 F Cheyna Matthews 69 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0
33 F Ashley Hatch 69 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 2
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 1 4 0 6 2 1 2
19 S Dorian Bailey 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S McKenzie Berryhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Megan Crosson 21 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 S Amy Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Shae Yanez 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 8 2 0 0 0 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
28 M Imani Dorsey 85 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
5 M Julie James 67 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
9 M Nahomi Kawasumi 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 F Raquel Rodriguez 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 F Carli Lloyd 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 3
13 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Jennifer Hoy 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 S Paige Monaghan 23 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 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 2 15 3 0 0 0 0

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