North Carolina Courage NC

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Final
Wed, May 24

Sky Blue FCNJ

8‑9‑2 , 3‑6‑1 Away

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Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 2,383

North Carolina stays in first-place with a 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC

The Courage are now 5-2-0

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Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis scored in North Carolina's 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

Lynn Williams and Samantha Mewis scored as the North Carolina Courage snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC in front of a crowd of 2,383 on a rainy night at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

With the win, the Courage improved to 5-2-0 with 15 points and retained first-place over Sky Blue FC (3-3-1, 10 pts), who would’ve jumped into the top spot with a win.

Sky Blue FC rookie goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made 11 saves in the match, but it wasn’t enough to deny the North Carolina offense.

In the 20th minute, Williams got the Courage on the board with a highlight-reel goal, her third tally of the season. The North Carolina forward collected a pass from midfielder Taylor Smith about 25 yards from goal, dribbled at Sky Blue FC defender Christie Pearce and then launched a right-footed rocket from outside the box that clanged off the top of the far post and past Sheridan to give the Courage a 1-0 lead.

The Courage doubled the lead in the 42nd minute following an Abby Dahlkemper corner kick as Mewis cleaned up a loose ball in the box that was initially stopped by Sheridan before finally rebounding to Mewis. 

Sheridan made several outstanding saves to keep the score close for Sky Blue FC, including denying Courage midfielder Debinha in a one-on-one battle in the 57th minute. 

North Carolina goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland made her first start of the season for the Courage and notched two saves to earn the shutout.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday as the Courage visit the Red Stars and Sky Blue plays host to the Pride.

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
20

Yuri Kawamura

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
  26'
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Midfielder
  77'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
  42'
11

Taylor Smith

Midfielder
  65'
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Attacking Midfielder
14

Jessica McDonald

Forward
  70'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
  20'

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  65'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
12

Ashley Hatch

Substitute
  70'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
  77'
8

Rosana dos Santos Augusto

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
  59'   73'
16

Sarah Killion

Defensive Midfielder
  47'
21

Leah Galton

Attacking Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Attacking Midfielder
  65'
19

Kelley O'Hara

Attacking Midfielder
2

McKenzie Meehan

Forward
  55'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  73'
20

Samantha Kerr

Substitute
  55'
6

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  65'
33

Erin Simon

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Sky Blue 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Sky Blue 0.

88'

FREE KICK WON

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

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue).

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Witteman (North Carolina Courage).

87'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a corner.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

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

77'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

77'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

76'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Yuri Kawamura.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Nikki Stanton.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

70'

SUBSTITUTION

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

70'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

70'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

67'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Yuri Kawamura.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Daphne Corboz.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

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

63'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kayla Mills with a cross.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

YELLOW CARD

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

55'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr replaces McKenzie Meehan.

52'

FREE KICK WON

Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47'

YELLOW CARD

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

47'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Sky Blue 0.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

42'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, Sky Blue 0. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

42'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

41'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

41'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

41'

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. Assisted by Debinha.

37'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a headed pass.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

YELLOW CARD

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

20'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Sky Blue 0. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

18'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

17'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sarah Killion.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

8'

FREE KICK WON

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

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage).

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a through ball.

1'

OFFSIDE

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
55
Samantha Kerr 20
McKenzie Meehan 2
65
Makenzy Doniak 3
Taylor Smith 11
65
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Daphne Corboz 10
70
Ashley Hatch 12
Jessica McDonald 14
73
Maya Hayes 5
Nikki Stanton 7
77
Sam Witteman 26
Jaelene Hinkle 15
20
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Taylor Smith 11

42
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

26
yellow card

Abby Erceg 6

47
yellow card

Sarah Killion 16

59
yellow card

Nikki Stanton 7

NJ

Goals & Assists

20′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Taylor Smith
42′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis

Disciplinary

26′ North Carolina Courage
Abby Erceg
47′ Sky Blue FC
Sarah Killion
59′ Sky Blue FC
Nikki Stanton

Substitutions

55′ Sky Blue FC
  Samantha Kerr
  McKenzie Meehan
65′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Taylor Smith
65′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Daphne Corboz
70′ North Carolina Courage
  Ashley Hatch
  Jessica McDonald
73′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Nikki Stanton
77′ North Carolina Courage
  Sam Witteman
  Jaelene Hinkle


NC

Match Statistics


NJ

21
Shots
2
14
Shots On Goal
2
2
Shots Blocked
0
6
Corners
2
17
Crosses
17
1
Offsides
0
7
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
461
Total Passes
444
81.3%
Passing Accuracy
76.8%
50.9%
Possession
49.1%
26
Duels Won
43
12
Tackles Won
24
2
Saves
11
15
Clearances
22

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
20 D Yuri Kawamura 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0
15 M Jaelene Hinkle 77 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1
11 M Taylor Smith 65 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1
10 AM Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3
14 F Jessica McDonald 70 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 0 8 8 0 0 0 0
3 S Makenzy Doniak 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Ashley Hatch 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 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 0
8 S Rosana dos Santos Augusto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Christie Pearce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Kayla Mills 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DM Nikki Stanton 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
16 DM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
21 AM Leah Galton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 AM Daphne Corboz 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 AM Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
2 F McKenzie Meehan 55 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Samantha Kerr 35 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Erin Simon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 2 21 11 0 0 0 0