North Carolina Courage NC

8‑3‑0 , 5‑1‑0 Home

3
Final
Sat, Jun 17

Boston BreakersBOS

2‑6‑2 , 0‑4‑1 Away

1

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 3,780

Courage ride first half goals to 3-1 win over Breakers

Hamilton scores brace in 13 minutes

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Kristen Hamilton celebrates with Ashley Hatch as the North Carolina Courage and the Boston Breakers faced off at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. (Photo credit: Andy Mead for isiphotos.com)

By Meg Linehan

The North Carolina Courage stayed on the top of the table on Saturday when they defeated the Boston Breakers 3-1 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. Despite the dynamic tag team of forwards Lynn Williams and Jessica McDonald both nursing injuries on the sidelines, the Courage didn’t lack for scoring thanks to Saturday night’s top line of Kristen Hamilton and Ashley Hatch.

Hamilton certainly didn’t throw away her shot with her brace against Boston in front of the 3,780 fans attending the team’s Pride Night in North Carolina. She put the Breakers in an early hole in the third minute, then scored her second goal only 10 minutes later. Boston Breakers defender Brooke Elby and goaltender Abby Smith had their hands full denying Hamilton her hat trick in the second half.

No. 2 draft pick Ashley Hatch scored in the 38th minute, for her second goal in two games. After Smith committed to challenging Hatch at the edge of the box, forward Makenzy Doniak cleaned up Smith’s rebound and got it back to Hatch, who buried it in the back of the net.

Forward Adriana Leon ended the clean sheet for Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland in the 74th minute. Her second goal of the season may have been intended as a cross from the wing, but ended up curling inside the far post past Rowland.

Even with Leon’s goal, it was mostly a night to forget for the Breakers, who continue to struggle on the road. While Smith did allow three goals in the first half, she still had five saves on the night. The Breakers will need to regroup quickly and try to fix their defensive miscues, especially if Allysha Chapman appears on the injury report next week as well.

Boston midfielder Rosie White earned her fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday’s match, earning her an automatic one game suspension for yellow card accumulation.

The two teams will face off again next weekend, as North Carolina tries to repeat this Saturday’s result next Saturday, June 24 in Boston.

North Carolina Courage

2

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
3

Makenzy Doniak

Midfielder
  69'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
10

Debinha de Oliveira

Midfielder
  81'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Forward
  87'   3', 13'
12

Ashley Hatch

Forward
  38'

substitutes

22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
  87'
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
  69'
9

Lynn Williams

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  81'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Brooke Elby

Defender
20

Christen Westphal

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Julie King

Defender
10

Rosie White

Midfielder
  80'
25

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
  68'
19

Adriana Leon

Forward
  82'   73'
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward
7

Emilie Haavi

Forward
  57'

substitutes

18

Tiffany Weimer

Substitute
17

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute
30

Kylie Strom

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  82'
21

Margaret Purce

Substitute
  57'
5

Amanda DaCosta

Substitute
  68'

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 1.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 1.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Stephanie Ochs replaces Kristen Hamilton.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Andrews with a cross following a corner.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Adriana Leon.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers).

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck replaces Debinha.

80'

YELLOW CARD

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

76'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

76'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

73'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 1. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Witteman (North Carolina Courage).

71'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Rosie White tries a through ball, but Margaret Purce is caught offside.

69'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Da Costa (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Witteman replaces Makenzy Doniak.

68'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Smith (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Amanda Da Costa replaces Angela Salem.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers).

67'

FREE KICK WON

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

66'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Erceg.

64'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

60'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Angela Salem.

58'

MISS

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

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Margaret Purce replaces Emilie Haavi.

56'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

53'

MISS

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

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rosie White.

47'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

46'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

46'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 0.

45'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

45'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

42'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Debinha.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

38'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 3, Boston Breakers 0. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Natasha Dowie with a cross.

35'

MISS

Attempt missed. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

33'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Natasha Dowie tries a through ball, but Rosie White is caught offside.

30'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

24'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) header from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Erceg.

20'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

17'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

16'

FREE KICK WON

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

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

15'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, Boston Breakers 0. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by McCall Zerboni following a corner.

13'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

13'

POST

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) hits the left post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross following a corner.

12'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

9'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

8'

START DELAY

Delay in match Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

8'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Julie King.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

3'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Boston Breakers 0. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
57
Margaret Purce 21
Emilie Haavi 7
68
Amanda DaCosta 5
Angela Salem 26
69
Sam Witteman 26
Makenzy Doniak 3
81
Meredith Speck 25
Debinha de Oliveira 10
82
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Adriana Leon 19
87
Stephanie Ochs 22
Kristen Hamilton 23
3
goal

Kristen Hamilton 23

Assisted by: Samantha Mewis 5

13
goal

Kristen Hamilton 23

Assisted by: McCall Zerboni 7

38
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

Assisted by: Makenzy Doniak 3

73
goal

Adriana Leon 19

Assisted by: Natasha Dowie 9

80
yellow card

Rosie White 10

BOS

Goals & Assists

3′ North Carolina Courage
Kristen Hamilton
Assisted by: Samantha Mewis
13′ North Carolina Courage
Kristen Hamilton
Assisted by: McCall Zerboni
38′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
Assisted by: Makenzy Doniak
73′ Boston Breakers
Adriana Leon
Assisted by: Natasha Dowie

Disciplinary

80′ Boston Breakers
Rosie White

Substitutions

57′ Boston Breakers
  Margaret Purce
  Emilie Haavi
68′ Boston Breakers
  Amanda DaCosta
  Angela Salem
69′ North Carolina Courage
  Sam Witteman
  Makenzy Doniak
81′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Debinha de Oliveira
82′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Adriana Leon
87′ North Carolina Courage
  Stephanie Ochs
  Kristen Hamilton


NC

Match Statistics


BOS

17
Shots
9
8
Shots On Goal
2
5
Shots Blocked
1
5
Corners
4
17
Crosses
13
0
Offsides
2
11
Fouls
13
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
306
Total Passes
380
68.6%
Passing Accuracy
70%
45.2%
Possession
54.8%
50
Duels Won
53
13
Tackles Won
24
1
Saves
5
19
Clearances
18

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 1 1 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 1 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
3 M Makenzy Doniak 69 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
10 M Debinha de Oliveira 81 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
23 F Kristen Hamilton 87 2 0 2 2 0 0 4 2
12 F Ashley Hatch 90 1 0 8 8 0 0 1 2
22 S Stephanie Ochs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Jessica McDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Sam Witteman 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 S Lynn Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
2 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 9 1 0 0 0 1
3 D Brooke Elby 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
20 D Christen Westphal 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 M Rosie White 90 0 0 2 2 3 1 5 0
25 M Morgan Andrews 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
26 M Angela Salem 68 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
19 F Adriana Leon 82 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
9 F Natasha Dowie 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2
7 F Emilie Haavi 57 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
18 S Tiffany Weimer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Kylie Strom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Margaret Purce 33 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0
5 S Amanda DaCosta 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 3 17 5 0 0 0 1