North Carolina Courage NC

16‑7‑1 , 9‑3‑0 Home

3
Final
Sat, Apr 29

Orlando PrideORL

11‑6‑7 , 5‑4‑3 Away

1

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 4,586

North Carolina beats Orlando 3-1

The Courage sit in first place at 3-0-0

(Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

North Carolina Courage forwards Jessica McDonald and Lynn Williams scored their first goals of the 2017 season and midfielder Samantha Mewis converted a penalty kick as the Courage topped the Orlando Pride 3-1 in front of 4,586 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park to improve to 3-0-0 on the season. The loss drops Orlando to 0-2-1.

McDonald’s goal was the 32nd regular season goal of her NWSL career, tying her with former Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little for the most in NWSL history.

Mewis’ penalty kick came after Pride defender Laura Alleway was shown a yellow card for a handball in the box.

Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo, who was only called on to make to make one save in back-to-back shutout wins before Saturday’s game, stopped four shots in the game, including a point-blank stop on Pride forward Marta in the 39th minute.

The game marked Marta’s first NWSL start after playing 31 minutes in her debut last week vs. Washington. Despite several dangerous offensive crosses, the Pride could not find the finishing touch on any of her passes. Orlando’s only goal was scored by Camila in the 27th minute off an assist from Alanna Kennedy.

Before the game, members of last year’s NWSL Championship winning Western New York Flash team received their championship rings and Williams received her 2016 NWSL MVP and Golden Boot trophies.

North Carolina Courage

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Goalkeeper
20

Yuri Kawamura

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
  18'   33'
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Midfielder
  77'
3

Makenzy Doniak

Midfielder
  77'
7

McCall Zerboni

Attacking Midfielder
  82'
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Attacking Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
  70'
14

Jessica McDonald

Forward
  83'   6'

substitutes

23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
12

Ashley Hatch

Substitute
  83'
17

Courtney Niemiec

Substitute
99

Katelyn Rowland

Substitute
11

Taylor Smith

Substitute
  77'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
  84'   77'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defender
5

Laura Alleway

Defender
  33'
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Midfielder
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Midfielder
  69'
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Midfielder
  27'
23

Jasmyne Spencer

Forward
  69'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Forward
  82'
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Forward

substitutes

19

Aubrey Bledsoe

Substitute
20

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
  82'
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
  69'
18

Maddy Evans

Substitute
4

Jamia Fields

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
17

Dani Weatherholt

Substitute
  69'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nickolette Driesse.

86'

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. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ali Krieger following a set piece situation.

84'

YELLOW CARD

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

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Witteman (North Carolina Courage).

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Ashley Hatch replaces Jessica McDonald.

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Nickolette Driesse replaces Chioma Ubogagu.

82'

YELLOW CARD

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81'

FREE KICK WON

Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage).

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Taylor Smith replaces Makenzy Doniak.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Witteman replaces Jaelene Hinkle.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

74'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Danica Evans (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

70'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 3, Orlando Pride 1. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Danica Evans replaces Jasmyne Spencer.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Dani Weatherholt replaces Mônica.

68'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a headed pass.

67'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.

67'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a headed pass.

66'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ashlyn Harris.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

64'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Ali Krieger tries a through ball, but Kristen Edmonds is caught offside.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

63'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marta with a through ball.

62'

MISS

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

61'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

61'

MISS

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Laura Alleway.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

58'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Sabrina D'Angelo.

57'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Sabrina D'Angelo.

55'

POST

Debinha (North Carolina Courage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

54'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Chioma Ubogagu.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Kristen Edmonds tries a through ball, but Jasmyne Spencer is caught offside.

52'

MISS

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

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

48'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ashlyn Harris.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

47'

FREE KICK WON

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

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

46'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 2, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Orlando Pride 1.

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jasmyne Spencer.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride).

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

33'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, Orlando Pride 1. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

33'

YELLOW CARD

Laura Alleway (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

32'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Laura Alleway (Orlando Pride) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley.

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

28'

OFFSIDE

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

27'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Orlando Pride 1. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy with a headed pass.

21'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Ashlyn Harris.

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20'

FREE KICK WON

Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage).

18'

YELLOW CARD

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

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jasmyne Spencer (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marta.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marta.

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yuri Kawamura with a headed pass.

12'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Laura Alleway.

11'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Marta tries a through ball, but Jasmyne Spencer is caught offside.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

8'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Orlando Pride 0. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

6'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak with a cross.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
69
Dani Weatherholt 17
Monica Hickmann Alves 21
69
Danica Evans 8
Jasmyne Spencer 23
77
Taylor Smith 11
Makenzy Doniak 3
77
Sam Witteman 26
Jaelene Hinkle 15
82
Nickolette Driesse 20
Chioma Ubogagu 6
83
Ashley Hatch 12
Jessica McDonald 14
6
goal

Jessica McDonald 14

27
goal

Camila Martins Pereira 9

Assisted by: Alanna Kennedy 14

33
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

Penalty Kick

70
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10

18
yellow card

Samantha Mewis 5

33
yellow card

Laura Alleway 5

82
yellow card

McCall Zerboni 7

84
yellow card

Sam Witteman 26

ORL

Goals & Assists

6′ North Carolina Courage
Jessica McDonald
27′ Orlando Pride
Camila Martins Pereira
Assisted by: Alanna Kennedy
33′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
Penalty kick
70′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Disciplinary

18′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
33′ Orlando Pride
Laura Alleway
82′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni
84′ North Carolina Courage
Sam Witteman

Substitutions

69′ Orlando Pride
  Dani Weatherholt
  Monica Hickmann Alves
69′ Orlando Pride
  Danica Evans
  Jasmyne Spencer
77′ North Carolina Courage
  Taylor Smith
  Makenzy Doniak
77′ North Carolina Courage
  Sam Witteman
  Jaelene Hinkle
82′ Orlando Pride
  Nickolette Driesse
  Chioma Ubogagu
83′ North Carolina Courage
  Ashley Hatch
  Jessica McDonald


NC

Match Statistics


ORL

24
Shots
12
13
Shots On Goal
5
5
Shots Blocked
2
10
Corners
2
21
Crosses
12
1
Offsides
4
5
Fouls
9
3
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
356
Total Passes
433
72.8%
Passing Accuracy
77.8%
45.8%
Possession
54.2%
37
Duels Won
45
11
Tackles Won
14
4
Saves
10
15
Clearances
24

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
20 D Yuri Kawamura 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
15 M Jaelene Hinkle 77 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
3 M Makenzy Doniak 77 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
7 AM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
10 AM Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 90 0 1 4 4 0 0 1 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 0 11 11 0 0 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 83 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Ashley Hatch 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Courtney Niemiec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 S Katelyn Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Taylor Smith 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Sam Witteman 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Sabrina D’Angelo 90 1 12 4 0 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 D Alanna Kennedy 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 D Laura Alleway 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
12 M Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1
21 M Monica Hickmann Alves 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 M Camila Martins Pereira 90 1 0 2 2 1 0 2 2
23 F Jasmyne Spencer 69 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1
6 F Chioma Ubogagu 82 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 1
10 F Marta Vieira da Silva 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
19 S Aubrey Bledsoe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Nickolette Driesse 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 21 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
18 S Maddy Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Jamia Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dani Weatherholt 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 3 24 10 1 0 0 0