Utah Royals FC UTA

4‑3‑5 , 2‑1‑2 Home

2
Final
Sat, May 5

Washington SpiritWAS

2‑8‑4 , 0‑4‑2 Away

0

Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 7,551

Utah Royals FC get first win in franchise history, 2-0 over the Spirit

O'Hara and Matheson scored for Utah

Amy Rodriguez, Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson celebrate Matheson's goal in Week 6 for Utah Royals FC. (Photo credit: Bryan Byerly/isiphotos.com)

Utah Royals FC beat the Washington Spirit 2-0 on Saturday night, their first win in franchise history. The victory came at home with a crowd of 7,551 in attendance at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Kelley O’Hara — lined up at forward on the evening — put the home side on the board early with her first goal of the season in the seventh minute. Diana Matheson started the play, winning the ball with a slide tackle and then passing to Amy Rodriguez. The Utah forward played a leading pass through the Spirit defense that O’Hara ran onto the end of and hit past Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe to make it 1-0.

Matheson got a goal of her own in the 66th minute, once again with a slide tackle to win the ball, this time from Spirit defender Estelle Johnson. Matheson won the ball, got up, caught Bledsoe off her line and chipped it in for her first goal since 2016. Matheson missed all of the 2017 season due to a torn ACL.

Utah improved to 1-1-4 (7 points) with the win and the Spirit fell to 1-3-2 (5 points).

It’s the first time the Spirit have been shut out this season, and they didn’t get a shot on goal until the 91st minute when Francisca Ordega‘s shot was stopped by Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith. Ordega had scored in three straight games coming into the game, but Smith stopped her streak.

The Spirit outshot Utah Royals FC 12-10, but trailed in shots on goal 5-1. Utah Royals FC held a slight possession edge 52.8% to 47.2%.

Utah Royals FC continue their home stand on Wednesday night when the Orlando Pride come to town. The Spirit stay on the road and travel to North Carolina to take on the Courage on Saturday night.

 

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Midfielder
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
  15'
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
13

Brooke Elby

Defender
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Midfielder
5

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  85'   7'
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
10

Diana Matheson

Midfielder
  88'   66'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Attacker
  69'
18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
6

Katie Bowen

Midfielder
  85'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Midfielder
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacker
24

Katie Stengel

Attacker
  69'
15

Erika Tymrak

Midfielder
  88'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
  81'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
  72'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
  37'
6

Andi Sullivan

Attacker
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  63'
14

Francisca Ordega

Attacker
33

Ashley Hatch

Attacker
11

Mallory Pugh

Attacker
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
  63'
17

Cali Farquharson

Attacker
  81'
15

Joanna Lohman

Midfielder
12

Morgan Proffitt

Defender
4

Rebecca Quinn

Midfielder
  37'
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
19

Kelsey Wys

Goalkeeper

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Estefanía Banini with a cross following a corner.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Estefanía Banini with a cross following a corner.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Smith.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Whitney Church.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak replaces Diana Matheson.

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen replaces Kelley O'Hara.

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Estefanía Banini with a cross.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Estefanía Banini with a cross.

83'

POST

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Ashley Hatch following a corner.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross following a corner.

82'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Caprice Dydasco.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

74'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72'

YELLOW CARD

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Amy Rodriguez.

66'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 2, Washington Spirit 0. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Estefanía Banini replaces Meggie Dougherty Howard.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Smith (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

54'

OFFSIDE

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

53'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andi Sullivan with a cross.

53'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

52'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals).

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+3'

END 1

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

45'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

42'

FREE KICK WON

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

41'

FREE KICK WON

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

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry with a cross following a corner.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

37'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Rebecca Quinn replaces Tori Huster.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Tori Huster.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit).

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry.

26'

OFFSIDE

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

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

23'

FREE KICK WON

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

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

22'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Brooke Elby tries a through ball, but Diana Matheson is caught offside.

18'

MISS

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

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

15'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

15'

YELLOW CARD

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals).

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Abby Smith tries a through ball, but Diana Matheson is caught offside.

7'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 1, Washington Spirit 0. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez with a through ball.

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Katrina-Lee Gorry with a cross following a set piece situation.

3'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
37
Rebecca Quinn 4
Tori Huster 23
63
Estefanía Banini 10
Meggie Dougherty Howard 8
69
Katie Stengel 24
Amy Rodriguez 8
81
Cali Farquharson 17
Caprice Dydasco 3
85
Katie Bowen 6
Kelley O'Hara 5
88
Erika Tymrak 15
Diana Matheson 10
7
goal

Kelley O'Hara 5

Assisted by: Amy Rodriguez 8

66
goal

Diana Matheson 10

15
yellow card

Becky Sauerbrunn 4

72
yellow card

Taylor Smith 7

WAS

Goals & Assists

7′ Utah Royals FC
Kelley O'Hara
Assisted by: Amy Rodriguez
66′ Utah Royals FC
Diana Matheson

Disciplinary

15′ Utah Royals FC
Becky Sauerbrunn
72′ Washington Spirit
Taylor Smith

Substitutions

37′ Washington Spirit
  Rebecca Quinn
  Tori Huster
63′ Washington Spirit
  Estefanía Banini
  Meggie Dougherty Howard
69′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Amy Rodriguez
81′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Caprice Dydasco
85′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Bowen
  Kelley O'Hara
88′ Utah Royals FC
  Erika Tymrak
  Diana Matheson


UTA

Match Statistics


WAS

10
Shots
13
5
Shots On Goal
2
0
Shots Blocked
2
3
Corners
5
13
Crosses
22
4
Offsides
0
8
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
457
Total Passes
395
74.6%
Passing Accuracy
70.1%
52.7%
Possession
47.3%
56
Duels Won
42
12
Tackles Won
14
2
Saves
3
22
Clearances
15

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 M Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Brooke Elby 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
11 M Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 D Kelley O'Hara 85 1 0 4 3 0 1 1 3
19 M Katrina Gorry 90 0 0 3 1 3 1 4 1
10 M Diana Matheson 88 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8 Amy Rodriguez 69 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Katie Bowen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 M Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Brittany Ratcliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Katie Stengel 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 M Erika Tymrak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 0 13 2 0 0 0 1
18 G Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
23 M Tori Huster 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 1
8 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
14 Francisca Ordega 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
33 Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 1
11 Mallory Pugh 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 M Estefanía Banini 27 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Cali Farquharson 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 M Joanna Lohman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 D Morgan Proffitt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 M Rebecca Quinn 53 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 M Havana Solaun 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 2 10 3 0 0 0 0
19 G Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0