Washington Spirit WAS

5‑15‑4 , 3‑7‑2 Home

4
Final
Sat, May 6

Sky Blue FCNJ

10‑11‑3 , 4‑7‑1 Away

3

Maureen Hendricks Field Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 3,190

Spirit win 4-3 thriller over Sky Blue FC

Washington gets its first win

(Photo credit: Jose Argueta/isiphotos.com)

In a wild game on Saturday night, the Washington Spirit topped Sky Blue FC 4-3 at the Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Washington forward Francisca Ordega led the way for the Spirit, tallying two goals and assist in the game. It was also her shot that forced an own goal from Sky Blue FC defender Erin Simon, meaning Ordega contributed on all four of Washington’s goals.

Washington came into the match having scored just one goal in its previous three matches but had scored three by the end of the first half.

Ordega opened the scoring for the Spirit in just the 6th minute on an assist from Line Sigvardsen Jensen, but Sky Blue FC’s Kelley O’Hara tied the match six minutes later.

Ordega forced the own goal in the 26th minute before sending a pass that Havana Solaun sent to the back of the net in the 34th to put the Spirit up 3-1. In 50th minute, midfielder Sarah Killion scored to pull Sky Blue within one. 

Ordega’s 56th minute goal gave Washington a 4-2 lead and was the eventual game winner.

Killion scored her second goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 71st minute, but Sky Blue couldn’t find the tying goal.

Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, the NWSL leader in saves, stopped six in the match, including a game-saving stop on a free kick by O’Hara in the 94th minute as Sky Blue FC pushed hard for the equalizer until the final whistle.

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
6

Kassey Kallman

Midfielder
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Midfielder
  79'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  85'   34'
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Attacking Midfielder
2

Arielle Ship

Forward
  65'
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward
  90 + 1'   6', 56'

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
  90 + 1'
16

Cameron Castleberry

Substitute
  65'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
13

Crystal Thomas

Substitute
20

Cheyna Williams

Substitute
  79'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
33

Erin Simon

Defender
  39'   25'(OG)
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
21

Leah Galton

Midfielder
  86'
7

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
  62'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
  50', 71'
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
  69'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
19

Kelley O'Hara

Forward
  12'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
12

Kim DeCesare

Substitute
5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  86'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  69'
17

Dominique Richardson

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  62'

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 4, Sky Blue 3.

90'+7'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 4, Sky Blue 3.

90'+6'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

90'+5'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by McKenzie Meehan.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Agnew (Washington Spirit).

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Lindsay Agnew replaces Francisca Ordega.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kayla Mills.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Leah Galton.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

80'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit).

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kayla Mills.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cheyna Williams replaces Line Jensen.

78'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

77'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erin Simon.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue).

77'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

FREE KICK WON

Leah Galton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

75'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a through ball.

73'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

72'

FREE KICK WON

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

71'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 4, Sky Blue 3. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

70'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan draws a foul in the penalty area.

70'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit) after a foul in the penalty area.

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Taylor Lytle.

69'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67'

START DELAY

Delay in match Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

67'

START DELAY

Delay in match Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cameron Castleberry replaces Arielle Ship.

64'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kayla Mills tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Line Jensen (Washington Spirit) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross following a set piece situation.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erin Simon (Sky Blue).

63'

FREE KICK WON

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

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Nikki Stanton.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erin Simon.

56'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 4, Sky Blue 2. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie Labbé (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 3, Sky Blue 2. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a through ball.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kelley O'Hara tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

46'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Leah Galton (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 3, Sky Blue 1.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 3, Sky Blue 1.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a cross.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

44'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Jensen (Washington Spirit).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39'

YELLOW CARD

Erin Simon (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erin Simon (Sky Blue).

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky with a cross following a set piece situation.

36'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

34'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 3, Sky Blue 1. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Francisca Ordega with a through ball.

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Erin Simon.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Kayla Mills (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

OWN GOAL

Own Goal by Erin Simon, Sky Blue. Washington Spirit 2, Sky Blue 1.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Line Jensen.

24'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue).

22'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kayla Mills.

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kelley O'Hara tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Leah Galton is caught offside.

15'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Line Jensen (Washington Spirit).

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francisca Ordega with a through ball.

12'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Sky Blue 1. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

8'

FREE KICK WON

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

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erin Simon (Sky Blue).

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

7'

FREE KICK WON

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

6'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Sky Blue 0. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Line Jensen with a through ball.

5'

OFFSIDE

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

2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leah Galton.

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
62
Madison Tiernan 73
Nikki Stanton 7
65
Cameron Castleberry 16
Arielle Ship 2
69
McKenzie Meehan 2
Taylor Lytle 6
79
Cheyna Williams 20
Line Sigvardsen Jensen 7
86
Maya Hayes 5
Leah Galton 21
90 +1
Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 8
Francisca Ordega 14
6
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

Assisted by: Line Sigvardsen Jensen 7

12
goal

Kelley O'Hara 19

25
goal

Erin Simon 33

Own goal

34
goal

Havana Solaun 9

Assisted by: Francisca Ordega 14

50
goal

Sarah Killion 16

Assisted by: Kelley O'Hara 19

56
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

71
goal

Sarah Killion 16

Penalty Kick

39
yellow card

Erin Simon 33

85
yellow card

Havana Solaun 9

NJ

Goals & Assists

6′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
Assisted by: Line Sigvardsen Jensen
12′ Sky Blue FC
Kelley O'Hara
25′ Washington Spirit
Erin Simon
Own goal
34′ Washington Spirit
Havana Solaun
Assisted by: Francisca Ordega
50′ Sky Blue FC
Sarah Killion
Assisted by: Kelley O'Hara
56′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega
71′ Sky Blue FC
Sarah Killion
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

39′ Sky Blue FC
Erin Simon
85′ Washington Spirit
Havana Solaun

Substitutions

62′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Nikki Stanton
65′ Washington Spirit
  Cameron Castleberry
  Arielle Ship
69′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Taylor Lytle
79′ Washington Spirit
  Cheyna Williams
  Line Sigvardsen Jensen
86′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Leah Galton
90 + 1′ Washington Spirit
  Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew
  Francisca Ordega


WAS

Match Statistics


NJ

9
Shots
16
4
Shots On Goal
9
2
Shots Blocked
3
8
Corners
5
20
Crosses
20
1
Offsides
5
10
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
389
Total Passes
441
73.8%
Passing Accuracy
71.9%
47%
Possession
53%
41
Duels Won
43
13
Tackles Won
14
6
Saves
1
32
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 M Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 M Line Sigvardsen Jensen 79 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
9 M Havana Solaun 90 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
29 AM Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 F Arielle Ship 65 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
14 F Francisca Ordega 89 2 1 3 3 0 0 2 3
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 S Cameron Castleberry 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Crystal Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Cheyna Williams 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 3 16 6 1 0 0 1
33 D Erin Simon 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 D Kayla Mills 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 M Leah Galton 86 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
7 M Nikki Stanton 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
6 M Taylor Lytle 69 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 0 0 6 6 0 3 2 0
19 F Kelley O'Hara 90 1 1 4 4 4 1 1 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Kim DeCesare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 21 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
17 S Dominique Richardson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 4 10 1 0 0 0 1