North Carolina Courage NC

9‑1‑3 , 4‑1‑2 Home

1
Final
Sun, May 6

Chicago Red StarsCHI

3‑3‑7 , 2‑0‑4 Away

1

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 4,068

Naeher’s 12 saves earn Red Stars a 1-1 draw in North Carolina

The Courage hang on to remain unbeaten

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made 12 saves vs. the Red Stars in Week 6. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

North Carolina took 42 shots and put 15 on target — but Alyssa Naeher earned the Chicago Red Stars a 1-1 draw on the road with a 12 save performance on Sunday afternoon. A crowd of 4,068 came out to Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park to close out Week 6.

Naeher’s 12 saves, several spectacular, kept the top-ranked team off the board for most of the game, but McCall Zerboni tied the game in the 82nd minute to keep the Courage unbeaten.

The Courage remain in first place at 5-0-2 with 17 points. The Red Stars are now 2-2-4 with 10 points and in third place.

But it was Naeher who was the story on the day.

 

In the 17th minute, she stopped a long-distance shot from Zerboni that would’ve given the Courage an early lead.

 

Then in the 66th minute, Naeher made a diving stop on a Crystal Dunn shot to preserve the 1-0 lead.

Naeher made another key save on Dunn in the 49th minute, and also shut down Sam Mewis in the 53rd minute.

 

 

 

The Red Stars got the lead in the 37th minute when Sam Kerr scored her first goal in a Red Stars uniform.

 

Zerboni tied the game in the 82nd minute for the Courage. On a Jaelene Hinkle corner kick — one of North Carolina’s 12 in the match, Abby Erceg flicked it to Zerboni, who volleyed it past Naeher to finally put the Courage on the board.

The Courage dominated the Opta stats at the end of the match. Total shots 42-8, shots on goal 15-2, corner kicks 12-3 and possession 58% to 42%.

 

Both teams are next in action on Saturday as the Courage host the Spirit and the Red Stars host the Dash.

North Carolina Courage

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
10

Debinha

Midfielder
  90 + 1'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
  71'   82'
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
  45'   62'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  79'
19

Crystal Dunn

Attacker
9

Lynn Williams

Attacker
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacker
  79'
21

Darian Jenkins

Attacker
  90 + 1'
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Defender
14

Jessica McDonald

Attacker
  62'
0

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
25

Meredith Speck

Defender

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
11

Sofia Huerta

Midfielder
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
14

Sarah Gorden

Defender
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  46'
13

Lauren Kaskie

Midfielder
  58'
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Attacker
  72'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Attacker
  45 + 3'
19

Summer Green

Midfielder
  58'
20

Samantha Kerr

Attacker
  37'
21

Emily Boyd

Goalkeeper
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
  58'
7

Taylor Comeau

Midfielder
  58'
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
  46'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1.

90'+4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Darian Jenkins replaces Debinha.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Yuki Nagasato tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a cross.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a cross.

82'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Chicago Red Stars 1. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Erceg following a corner.

82'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Debinha (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars).

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

77'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

START DELAY

Delay in match (North Carolina Courage).

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

72'

YELLOW CARD

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

71'

YELLOW CARD

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

71'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

66'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

64'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald replaces Samantha Mewis.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta with a through ball.

58'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

58'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Summer Green.

58'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Danielle Colaprico replaces Lauren Kaskie.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Merritt Mathias following a corner.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

56'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

54'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

51'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sofia Huerta.

49'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Gilliland replaces Alyssa Mautz.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars).

45'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Mewis tries a through ball, but Crystal Dunn is caught offside.

45'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

41'

FREE KICK WON

Debinha (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but Michele Vasconcelos is caught offside.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

39'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Crystal Dunn tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

37'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

37'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

35'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

35'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lauren Kaskie (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lauren Kaskie (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31'

START DELAY

Delay in match (North Carolina Courage).

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross following a corner.

30'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni with a cross.

28'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Jaelene Hinkle tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

27'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lauren Kaskie.

23'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

22'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Mautz.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

20'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sofia Huerta.

19'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sarah Gorden.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

17'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars).

15'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michele Vasconcelos.

13'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

12'

START DELAY

Delay in match Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sarah Gorden.

6'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Abby Dahlkemper tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Debinha (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lauren Kaskie.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
46
Arin Gilliland 3
Alyssa Mautz 4
58
Danielle Colaprico 24
Lauren Kaskie 13
58
Taylor Comeau
Summer Green 19
62
Jessica McDonald 14
Samantha Mewis 5
79
Kristen Hamilton 23
Denise O'Sullivan 8
90 +1
Darian Jenkins 21
Debinha 10
37
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

82
goal

McCall Zerboni 7

Assisted by: Abby Erceg 6

45
yellow card

Samantha Mewis 5

45 +3
yellow card

Yuki Nagasato 12

71
yellow card

McCall Zerboni 7

72
yellow card

Michele Vasconcelos 15

CHI

Goals & Assists

37′ Chicago Red Stars
Samantha Kerr
82′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni
Assisted by: Abby Erceg

Disciplinary

45′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
45 + 3′ Chicago Red Stars
Yuki Nagasato
71′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni
72′ Chicago Red Stars
Michele Vasconcelos

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Arin Gilliland
  Alyssa Mautz
58′ Chicago Red Stars
  Danielle Colaprico
  Lauren Kaskie
58′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Summer Green
62′ North Carolina Courage
  Jessica McDonald
  Samantha Mewis
79′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Denise O'Sullivan
90 + 1′ North Carolina Courage
  Darian Jenkins
  Debinha


NC

Match Statistics


CHI

42
Shots
8
15
Shots On Goal
2
11
Shots Blocked
3
12
Corners
3
33
Crosses
14
4
Offsides
3
7
Fouls
8
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
382
Total Passes
293
65.4%
Passing Accuracy
53.2%
57.8%
Possession
42.2%
76
Duels Won
65
15
Tackles Won
21
1
Saves
11
15
Clearances
38

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
10 M Debinha 89 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 3
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 1 0 6 4 0 0 4 0
5 M Samantha Mewis 62 0 0 7 4 0 0 2 1
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 79 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
19 Crystal Dunn 90 0 0 7 3 0 1 1 2
9 Lynn Williams 90 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 0
4 M Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Kristen Hamilton 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 Darian Jenkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Jessica McDonald 28 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
25 D Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Sabrina D’Angelo 90 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
0 G Katelyn Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 M Sofia Huerta 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 D Sarah Gorden 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 M Alyssa Mautz 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 M Lauren Kaskie 58 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
2 M Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
15 Michele Vasconcelos 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
12 Yuki Nagasato 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
19 M Summer Green 58 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
20 Samantha Kerr 90 1 0 4 2 0 2 0 0
24 M Danielle Colaprico 32 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 M Taylor Comeau 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 D Julie Ertz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 1 42 11 0 0 0 0
21 G Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0