Washington Spirit WAS

2‑17‑5 , 2‑7‑3 Home

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Final
Wed, Aug 22

Utah Royals FCUTA

9‑7‑8 , 4‑4‑4 Away

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Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,318

Utah moves to fourth place with 1-0 win over Washington

Amy Rodriguez scored in the 12th minute

Washington Spirit defender Taylor Smith (right) Utah Royals FC midfielder Rebecca Moros (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC picked up a 1-0 road win over Washington thanks to a 12th minute goal from forward Amy Rodriguez. The three points for Utah moves them to fourth place in the league standings, jumping over the Orlando Pride and Chicago Red Stars with 32 points and an 8-7-8 overall record.

Orlando and Chicago face off on Saturday night, and a win for either side will snatch back the fourth place spot from Utah. Utah now has just one more game to clinch the final playoff spot.

The Spirit are winless in 13 straight games and this loss is their ninth straight. The Spirit welcomed Tom Torres to the pitch in Week 22 as the interim head coach after former head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra was fired on Tuesday. The Spirit are out of playoff contention and sit in eighth place at 2-16-4 and 10 points.

Rodriguez scored her second goal in two games — fourth on the season — to earn her side a crucial three points. Utah forward Katie Stengel made a big switch out wide to find forward Christen Press down the right side. Press made two touches before serving the ball into the box where Rodriguez was there to get a touch on it. Rodriguez’s initial chance was saved by Spirit goalkeeper Didi Haracic, but Rodriguez followed it through and put her team up 1-0 in the 12th minute.

Haracic made just her second appearance in net for the Spirit this season and recorded 10 saves. After Rodriguez snuck one past her, Haracic came up big for her team making a diving save to deny Rodriguez her second goal of the night.

After halftime, Haracic’s job didn’t get any easier, but the keeper made a leaping punch save in the 58th minute to deny Utah another chance. Utah finished the game with 21 shots, 11 on target. The Spirit had just two shots and zero on frame.

Utah welcomed back Kelley O’Hara to the pitch for the first time in three months. O’Hara made her seventh appearance for Utah this season after working her way back from a hamstring injury.

Utah held the edge for possession at 58.9% to the Spirit’s 41.1%. Utah goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart earned her third shutout of the season. The Spirit return to action on Saturday night against Portland Thorns FC and Utah takes a break before closing out their season at home against the Chicago Red Stars on September 8.

Washington Spirit

21

DiDi Haracic

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
4

Rebecca Quinn

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
6

Andi Sullivan

Defensive Midfielder
5

Whitney Church

Defensive Midfielder
22

Mallory Eubanks

Attacking Midfielder
16

Rose Lavelle

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
11

Mallory Pugh

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker

substitutes

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Substitute
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Substitute
  62'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  64'
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
9

Havana Solaun

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Torres

Manager

Utah Royals FC

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
  17'
6

Katie Bowen

Defender
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
  66'
12

Taylor Lytle

Attacking Midfielder
  73'
24

Katie Stengel

Attacking Midfielder
21

Christen Press

Attacking Midfielder
8

Amy Rodriguez

Striker
  76'   12'

substitutes

19

Katrina Gorry

Substitute
16

Samantha Johnson

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  66'
10

Diana Matheson

Substitute
  73'
5

Kelley O'Hara

Substitute
  76'
1

Abby Smith

Substitute
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 0, Utah Royals 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Utah Royals 1.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Stengel with a cross.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Bowen (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christen Press.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Utah Royals).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

82'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Kelley O'Hara replaces Amy Rodriguez.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Diana Matheson replaces Taylor Lytle.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by DiDi Haracic.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Desiree Scott.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Mallory Pugh.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard replaces Rose Lavelle.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie Bowen with a cross.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (Utah Royals).

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

55'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

54'

FREE KICK WON

Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith with a cross.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

50'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. DiDi Haracic tries a through ball, but Ashley Hatch is caught offside.

48'

OFFSIDE

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

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 0, Utah Royals 1.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Utah Royals 1.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

44'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

39'

FREE KICK WON

DiDi Haracic (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Bowen with a cross.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by DiDi Haracic.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

37'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

37'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christen Press.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

35'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

35'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christen Press.

34'

OFFSIDE

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

30'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

27'

OFFSIDE

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

22'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Rebecca Quinn.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mallory Pugh with a cross following a corner.

18'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

17'

YELLOW CARD

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christen Press.

12'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, Utah Royals 1. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

8'

OFFSIDE

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

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Bowen with a cross following a corner.

7'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by DiDi Haracic.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
62
Dougherty Howard 8
Lavelle 16
64
Farquharson 17
Pugh 11
66
LaBonta 9
Scott 11
73
Matheson 10
Lytle 12
76
O'Hara 5
Rodriguez 8
12
goal

Amy Rodriguez 8

17
yellow card

Rachel Corsie 2

UTA

Goals & Assists

12′ Utah Royals FC
Amy Rodriguez

Disciplinary

17′ Utah Royals FC
Rachel Corsie

Substitutions

62′ Washington Spirit
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
  Rose Lavelle
64′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Mallory Pugh
66′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Desiree Scott
73′ Utah Royals FC
  Diana Matheson
  Taylor Lytle
76′ Utah Royals FC
  Kelley O'Hara
  Amy Rodriguez


WAS

Match Statistics


UTA

2
Shots
21
0
Shots On Goal
11
0
Shots Blocked
4
2
Corners
8
7
Crosses
31
1
Offsides
5
2
Fouls
5
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
426
Total Passes
598
72.1%
Passing Accuracy
81.4%
40.9%
Possession
59.1%
32
Duels Won
37
11
Tackles Won
7
10
Saves
0
27
Clearances
15

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Rebecca Quinn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DM Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DM Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 AM Mallory Eubanks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 AM Rose Lavelle 62 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
11 AM Mallory Pugh 64 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
1 S Aubrey Bledsoe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Meggie Dougherty Howard 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Havana Solaun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
21 G DiDi Haracic 90 1 21 10 0 0 0 1
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 D Katie Bowen 90 0 0 1 1 8 0 1 0
23 DM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
11 DM Desiree Scott 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 AM Taylor Lytle 73 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
24 AM Katie Stengel 90 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0
21 AM Christen Press 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
8 F Amy Rodriguez 76 1 0 5 5 0 1 2 1
19 S Katrina Gorry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Samantha Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Diana Matheson 17 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 S Kelley O'Hara 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 S Abby Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

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