Sky Blue FC NJ

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Final
Wed, Jun 28

Orlando PrideORL

8‑6‑5 , 3‑4‑3 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 3,065

Orlando wins 3-2 thriller behind goals from Marta and Hill

Sam Kerr’s brilliant bicycle kick wasn’t enough to get three points for Sky Blue

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The Orlando Pride's Jasmyne Spencer celebrates after Rachel Hill scores the game winning goal for Orlando at Yurcak Field. (Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil for isiphotos.com)

Piscataway, N.J — Sam Kerr’s bicycle kick pleased the home crowd of 3,065, but ultimately Sky Blue FC fell to the Orlando Pride 3-2 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. Sky Blue conceded two goals in the game’s final 13 minutes to Pride forwards Marta and Rachel Hill, after going up 2-1 on Kerr’s bike.

Kerr’s brilliant goal came right after halftime, before some fans had even settled back into their seats. Forward Maya Hayes dribbled down the left wing and into the box. Hayes’ initial cross was blocked by Orlando, but bounced back to her near the end line. She then looped it back behind her to Kerr, who had her back to goal on the left side of the six yard box. The 23-year-old Australian then unleashed the bicycle kick, hitting it over her head with her right foot past Pride goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe to break a 1-1 deadlock.

Marta equalized in the the 77th minute on a play she started about 30 yards from goal. The Brazilian took a long ball from Ali Krieger and dribbled left before passing it to Hill, who had entered the game only 10 minutes earlier. The rookie then tapped it to Steph Catley a few steps ahead of her. Catley sent a low cross into the box, and Sky Blue FC defender Mandy Freeman’s misclear bounced right to Marta, open at the penalty spot. The Brazilian cooly one-timed a left-footed shot through three defenders and past Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan for her league-leading sixth goal of the season.

“I wish I knew the answer to that. It’s probably why she’s such a great player,” Pride coach Tom Sermanni said when asked how Marta still finds herself open in dangerous spots after such a long career.

“She rarely makes a poor decision. And she’s just got a knack of being able to read the game ahead of other players.”

Hill put Orlando ahead in the 86th minute, heading a cross from Catley past Sheridan to make it 3-2 in favor of the visitors. Once again, it was Marta who started the play with a backheel flick to the overlapping Catley, who then passed it to Hill.

The rookie forward scored the game-winner, and her first career goal, in front of a large cheering section as her family had driven up to Yurcak Field from Pennsylvania.

“I think I might’ve closed my eyes but ended up in the back of the net,” Hill said of her goal. As for scoring in front of friends and family? “I couldn’t have pictured it any better,” she said.

Hill, a rookie out of UConn joined the Pride at the end of May. She started her first three games for Orlando before coming in as a second half sub Wednesday night.

Even before the late game dramatics, the first half of the match had quite a bit of drama of its own.

The Pride took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute on a goal from Chioma Ubogagu before conceding two penalty kicks before halftime.

The first one, taken by Sarah Killion in the 20th minute, was saved by Bledsoe. A foul by Ali Krieger on Daphne Corboz drew the spot kick. It was Killion’s third straight penalty kick miss after scoring four straight to start the season.

Sky Blue’s second penalty attempt came in the 45th minute and was converted by Kelley O’Hara after Catley fouled Kerr. O’Hara’s goal tied the game 1-1 at halftime.

When these two teams last met — at Yurcak Field on May 27 — it was Sky Blue who stole three points with a late game-winner. Wednesday, it was Orlando’s turn.

Sky Blue FC (5-6-1, 12 points) next faces the first-place Courage in North Carolina on Saturday (NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime, 3:30 p.m. ET). The Pride (4-4-3, 11 points) head home to host the Red Stars on Saturday.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  45'
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
  81'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  86'   46'
5

Maya Hayes

Forward
  69'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
  69'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  81'
33

Erin Simon

Substitute
8

Erica Skroski

Substitute
7

Nikki Stanton

Substitute
  90 + 4'   86'
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

Orlando Pride

19

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
3

Toni Pressley

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
12

Kristen Edmonds

Defender
17

Dani Weatherholt

Defensive Midfielder
  82'
14

Alanna Kennedy

Defensive Midfielder
9

Camila Martins Pereira

Attacking Midfielder
10

Marta Vieira da Silva

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Attacking Midfielder
  66'   11'
4

Jamia Fields

Forward
  67'

substitutes

5

Laura Alleway

Substitute
20

Nickolette Driesse

Substitute
18

Maddy Evans

Substitute
21

Monica Hickmann Alves

Substitute
  82'
15

Rachel Hill

Substitute
  67'   86'
23

Jasmyne Spencer

Substitute
  75'   66'
40

Caroline Stanley

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 3.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 3.

90'+5'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

90'+5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90'+4'

YELLOW CARD

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

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Mônica (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Camila (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

88'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 3. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Nikki Stanton replaces Samantha Kerr.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

84'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Mônica replaces Dani Weatherholt.

82'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Taylor Lytle.

78'

FREE KICK WON

Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

77'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 2. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stephanie Catley.

76'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

75'

YELLOW CARD

Jasmyne Spencer (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Orlando Pride).

75'

FREE KICK WON

Christie Pearce (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Raquel Rodríguez.

72'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie Catley (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Leah Galton replaces Maya Hayes.

68'

FREE KICK WON

Camila (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

67'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Rachel Hill replaces Jamia Fields.

66'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kayla Mills (Sky Blue).

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Jasmyne Spencer replaces Chioma Ubogagu.

63'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

62'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61'

START DELAY

Delay in match Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

61'

START DELAY

Delay in match Stephanie Catley (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

61'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Marta (Orlando Pride).

57'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

55'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

55'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamia Fields.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

52'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51'

START DELAY

Delay in match Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) because of an injury.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camila (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephanie Catley.

46'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Orlando Pride 1. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Maya Hayes.

46'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1.

45'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1.

45'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Orlando Pride 1. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

44'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Stephanie Catley (Orlando Pride) after a foul in the penalty area.

44'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr draws a foul in the penalty area.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

40'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

34'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride).

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camila (Orlando Pride).

27'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu.

20'

PENALTY SAVED

Penalty saved! Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

19'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) after a foul in the penalty area.

19'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz draws a foul in the penalty area.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ali Krieger.

18'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

13'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

11'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Orlando Pride 1. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jamia Fields (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamia Fields.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride).

8'

FREE KICK WON

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
66
Jasmyne Spencer 23
Chioma Ubogagu 6
67
Rachel Hill 15
Jamia Fields 4
69
Leah Galton 21
Maya Hayes 5
81
McKenzie Meehan 2
Taylor Lytle 6
82
Monica Hickmann Alves 21
Dani Weatherholt 17
86
Nikki Stanton 7
Samantha Kerr 20
11
goal

Chioma Ubogagu 6

45
goal

Kelley O'Hara 19

Penalty Kick

46
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Maya Hayes 5

77
goal

Marta Vieira da Silva 10

86
goal

Rachel Hill 15

Assisted by: Steph Catley 7

75
yellow card

Jasmyne Spencer 23

90 +4
yellow card

Nikki Stanton 7

ORL

Goals & Assists

11′ Orlando Pride
Chioma Ubogagu
45′ Sky Blue FC
Kelley O'Hara
Penalty kick
46′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Maya Hayes
77′ Orlando Pride
Marta Vieira da Silva
86′ Orlando Pride
Rachel Hill
Assisted by: Steph Catley

Disciplinary

75′ Orlando Pride
Jasmyne Spencer
90 + 4′ Sky Blue FC
Nikki Stanton

Substitutions

66′ Orlando Pride
  Jasmyne Spencer
  Chioma Ubogagu
67′ Orlando Pride
  Rachel Hill
  Jamia Fields
69′ Sky Blue FC
  Leah Galton
  Maya Hayes
81′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Taylor Lytle
82′ Orlando Pride
  Monica Hickmann Alves
  Dani Weatherholt
86′ Sky Blue FC
  Nikki Stanton
  Samantha Kerr


NJ

Match Statistics


ORL

11
Shots
14
7
Shots On Goal
5
1
Shots Blocked
5
0
Corners
7
10
Crosses
26
2
Offsides
1
11
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
415
Total Passes
396
75.7%
Passing Accuracy
77.3%
50.2%
Possession
49.8%
48
Duels Won
56
14
Tackles Won
17
2
Saves
5
25
Clearances
22

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Kayla Mills 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 1
19 D Kelley O'Hara 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
10 M Daphne Corboz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
6 M Taylor Lytle 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 86 1 0 5 5 0 1 0 2
5 F Maya Hayes 69 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 9 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
33 S Erin Simon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Erica Skroski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Nikki Stanton 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 3 14 2 0 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
3 D Toni Pressley 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 D Kristen Edmonds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 DM Dani Weatherholt 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 DM Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
9 AM Camila Martins Pereira 90 0 0 1 1 6 0 2 2
10 AM Marta Vieira da Silva 90 1 0 4 4 1 0 2 2
6 AM Chioma Ubogagu 66 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
4 F Jamia Fields 67 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
5 S Laura Alleway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Nickolette Driesse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Maddy Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Monica Hickmann Alves 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 S Rachel Hill 23 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
23 S Jasmyne Spencer 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
40 S Caroline Stanley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
19 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 2 11 5 2 1 0 0