Red Stars top Courage again, win 3-2 at home
The Red Stars beat the Courage 3-1 in Week 6
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The Red Stars topped the Courage for the second time in a week as North Carolina beat Chicago 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in front of 2,618 fans at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Midfielder Danielle Colaprico put the Red Stars on the board first, with a goal in the 27th minute off an assist from Vanessa DiBernardo.
Courage defender Abby Erceg leveled the score for the visitors in stoppage time at the end of the first half, heading home a corner kick from midfielder Sam Mewis.
Chicago scored two goals in five minutes in the second half to make it 3-1. Midfielder Alyssa Mautz scored in the 54th minute, heading a high, looping pass into the box from forward Christen Press past Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo. DiBernardo followed up with a goal of her own in the 59th minute.
Courage midfielder Debinha pulled North Carolina to within one, scoring directly off a free kick, bending it perfectly into the upper 90 to beat Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher from 25 yards out.