North Carolina Courage NC

8‑3‑0 , 5‑1‑0 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jun 3

FC Kansas CityKC

3‑3‑4 , 1‑3‑1 Away

0

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 3,717

North Carolina shuts out FC Kansas City 2-0

The Courage remain in first place

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(Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

Rookie forward Ashley Hatch scored the first goal of her NWSL career as the North Carolina Courage topped FC Kansas City 2-0 in front of 3,717 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

With the win, North Carolina improved to 6-3-0 with 18 points and will keep hold of first place in the NWSL standings for at least another week. The Chicago Red Stars and Sky Blue FC, who both play later this weekend, each have 13 points.

Hatch, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, earned her first start of the season as Courage forward Jessica McDonald missed the game with a left hamstring strain. The former BYU standout scored in the 67th minute to cement the win.

Courage midfielder Debinha won the ball in midfield and passed it to forward Lynn Williams. Williams quickly sent a long pass around three FC Kansas City defenders that Hatch ran onto the end of and slipped past FCKC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart to make it 2-0.

“[Williams] gave me a perfect ball, perfectly placed. All I had to do was just finish it for her,” Hatch told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the game.

After a scoreless first half, midfielder McCall Zerboni scored the opening goal of the match in the 60th minute. Following a corner kick by Abby Dahlkemper, Abby Erceg headed the ball towards the goal, and Zerboni, standing right in front of Barnhart, lifted her foot to flick it into the back of the net.

“We knew coming out that they would be a great defense. We knew we just had to press them hard and get the ball and go at them,” Hatch said of finally breaking through in the second half.

It was Zerboni’s second goal of the season. She scored the first goal in North Carolina Courage history in Week 1’s 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit.

FC Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux, who won Player of the Week after scoring two goals last week, was limited to just one shot on goal.

“It was a tough game. It was a hard loss for us for sure,” Leroux said on Lifetime after the game. “We have to definitely go back home and figure it out. We did some good things, but it was a tough game.”

North Carolina goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland made her second start of the season and earned her second shutout, making three saves in the win.

The Courage had gone 1-3 in their last four games before Saturday’s win, allowing nine goals over that span after allowing just one goal in the first four games of the season.

“We want to go into the break feeling like we earned it and feeling like some of the players can take a couple days off and some of us can go off with our national teams and feel really good about how we’ve been playing,” Courage midfielder Sam Mewis said after the game on Lifetime. “I think we did that.”

Following this weekend’s games, the NWSL will take a break during the upcoming FIFA international games window. North Carolina’s next game will be at home vs. the Breakers on Saturday, June 17.

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
3

Makenzy Doniak

Midfielder
  70'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
  57'   60'
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
10

Debinha de Oliveira

Midfielder
  86'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
12

Ashley Hatch

Forward
  13'   76'   67'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
  76'
8

Rosana dos Santos Augusto

Substitute
  86'
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  70'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
31

Christina Gibbons

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
  43'
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Defensive Midfielder
  76'
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacking Midfielder
  68'
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
  17'
2

Shea Groom

Attacking Midfielder
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward

substitutes

3

Becca Moros

Substitute
  17'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute
  68'
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
22

Brianne Reed

Substitute
44

Maegan Kelly

Substitute
  76'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 2, FC Kansas City 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, FC Kansas City 0.

90'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Rebecca Moros.

90'+1'

MISS

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

88'

FREE KICK WON

Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yael Averbuch.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Rosana replaces Debinha.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Nicole Barnhart.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Maegan Kelly replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Elizabeth Eddy replaces Ashley Hatch.

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Makenzy Doniak.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brittany Taylor.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Erika Tymrak replaces Brittany Ratcliffe.

67'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, FC Kansas City 0. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

60'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, FC Kansas City 0. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abby Erceg following a corner.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

59'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

59'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

57'

YELLOW CARD

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

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Lo'eau LaBonta tries a through ball, but Sydney Leroux is caught offside.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (FC Kansas City).

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Sydney Leroux tries a through ball, but Brittany Ratcliffe is caught offside.

51'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

50'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Yael Averbuch.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, FC Kansas City 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, FC Kansas City 0.

45'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

MISS

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

44'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

43'

YELLOW CARD

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43'

FREE KICK WON

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

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rebecca Moros with a cross following a corner.

41'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lo'eau LaBonta with a through ball.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

40'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

40'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Brittany Taylor.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yael Averbuch (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

37'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

35'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Rebecca Moros.

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

27'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

MISS

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

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Erceg with a headed pass.

23'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Christina Gibbons.

23'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

19'

FREE KICK WON

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

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

17'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Rebecca Moros replaces Katie Bowen because of an injury.

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City).

13'

YELLOW CARD

Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

13'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

8'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a through ball.

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Kansas City).

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

1'

FREE KICK WON

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

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
17
Becca Moros 3
Katie Bowen 6
68
Erika Tymrak 15
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
70
Kristen Hamilton 23
Makenzy Doniak 3
76
Elizabeth Eddy 4
Ashley Hatch 12
76
Maegan Kelly 44
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
86
Rosana dos Santos Augusto 8
Debinha de Oliveira 10
60
goal

McCall Zerboni 7

Assisted by: Abby Erceg 6

67
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

Assisted by: Lynn Williams 9

13
yellow card

Ashley Hatch 12

43
yellow card

Becky Sauerbrunn 4

57
yellow card

McCall Zerboni 7

KC

Goals & Assists

60′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni
Assisted by: Abby Erceg
67′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
Assisted by: Lynn Williams

Disciplinary

13′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
43′ FC Kansas City
Becky Sauerbrunn
57′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni

Substitutions

17′ FC Kansas City
  Becca Moros
  Katie Bowen
68′ FC Kansas City
  Erika Tymrak
  Brittany Ratcliffe
70′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Makenzy Doniak
76′ North Carolina Courage
  Elizabeth Eddy
  Ashley Hatch
76′ FC Kansas City
  Maegan Kelly
  Lo’eau LaBonta
86′ North Carolina Courage
  Rosana dos Santos Augusto
  Debinha de Oliveira


NC

Match Statistics


KC

22
Shots
13
4
Shots On Goal
3
8
Shots Blocked
1
5
Corners
1
19
Crosses
3
0
Offsides
2
9
Fouls
12
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
381
Total Passes
462
71.1%
Passing Accuracy
75.5%
46.2%
Possession
53.8%
43
Duels Won
55
14
Tackles Won
21
3
Saves
2
10
Clearances
27

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
3 M Makenzy Doniak 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 4 1
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 5 5 1 0 1 1
10 M Debinha de Oliveira 86 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 1 5 5 0 0 1 0
12 F Ashley Hatch 76 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Rosana dos Santos Augusto 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Jessica McDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Sam Witteman 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 13 3 0 0 0 0
31 D Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 DM Lo’eau LaBonta 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
25 AM Brittany Ratcliffe 68 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
6 AM Katie Bowen 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 AM Shea Groom 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
14 F Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0
3 S Becca Moros 73 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
15 S Erika Tymrak 22 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Brianne Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 S Maegan Kelly 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 2 22 2 0 0 0 0