North Carolina Courage NC

9‑5‑0 , 6‑2‑0 Home

2
Final
Sat, Jul 8

Seattle Reign FCSEA

6‑3‑6 , 1‑3‑2 Away

0

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 3,565

McCall Zerboni leads North Carolina Courage to 2-0 win vs. Seattle Reign FC

Ashley Hatch scored her fourth goal in give games to put the Courage back on top of the standings

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McCall Zerboni celebrates her second half goal vs. Seattle Reign FC with her teammates. (Photo credit: Andy Mead for isiphotos.com)

After a lengthy delay thanks to the weather, the North Carolina Courage didn’t let the late hour get to them too much as they defeated Seattle Reign FC 2-0 on Saturday night. The Courage bounced back from a sluggish loss at home to Sky Blue FC last week, and held the league-leading offense of Seattle to only 12 shots, and only four on goal. The Courage, on the other hand, had 30 shots with six on target.

Courage forward Ashley Hatch scored her fourth goal in five games to take the lead in the first half. After Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni intercepted a Reign throw-in, she made her way into the box through some traffic and sent the ball across looking for another teammate in blue. While Seattle defender Lauren Barnes got a touch on it, she only left it for Hatch to bury in the corner past goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer.

That tally would stand as the teams entered the locker room for half time — despite one last chance for Megan Rapinoe and the Seattle Reign in the 45th minute. While Rapinoe did excellent work to run down Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland and strip her of the ball outside the box, she was betrayed by her own attempt on the open goal as it went wide.

Zerboni was the key player in the second half, having already played a crucial role in Ashley Hatch’s 33rd minute tally. After a few attempts on goal, she finally got hers in the 81st minute. With Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper once again providing quality service on the corner kicks, substitute Jessica McDonald rose above a sea of volt yellow for the initial header on target. Zerboni finished the rebound for her third goal of the season.

Zerboni did more than just set up the game winner and score the insurance tally. She was everywhere for North Carolina, as she led the Courage in touches (67) and duels (14), of which she won 85.7 percent. She also had three key passes, and an overall passing accuracy of 80 percent on her 40 passes. She led a couple of defensive stats as well, with six tackles and 13 gained possessions.

According to Opta, Zerboni has been one of the most disruptive defensive players so far in the 2017 NWSL season. Through 11 weeks of games, she averaged 5.6 tackles per game, winning 4.0. Both numbers lead the league for players with at least 10 appearances this season. She also has the highest duels won per game average in the league, at 8.6.

The Courage have moved back into the top spot of the NWSL table. Moving to 9-4-0 for the season and three points clear of the Chicago Red Stars once again. They’ll travel to Providence Park for the Lifetime Game of the Week next Saturday to face off against the Portland Thorns. The Reign head back to the West Coast as well, where they will host the Boston Breakers next Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
  79'
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
  81'
3

Makenzy Doniak

Midfielder
  88'
10

Debinha de Oliveira

Attacking Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
  66'
12

Ashley Hatch

Forward
  75'   33'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
  66'
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
  79'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
  88'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
  71'
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
2

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  79'
6

Lindsay Elston

Midfielder
15

Megan Rapinoe

Forward
9

Merritt Mathias

Forward
  83'
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward
  69'

substitutes

5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
  69'
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
17

Beverly Yanez

Substitute
  79'
22

Michaela Hahn

Substitute
24

Madalyn Schiffel

Substitute
26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
33

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  83'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Seattle Reign 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Seattle Reign 0.

90'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

FREE KICK WON

Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage).

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Carson Pickett (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Witteman (North Carolina Courage).

88'

SUBSTITUTION

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

87'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Stephanie Ochs (North Carolina Courage).

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

85'

OFFSIDE

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

84'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Stephanie Ochs.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Katie Johnson replaces Merritt Mathias.

83'

FREE KICK WON

Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

81'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 2, Seattle Reign 0. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

80'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Carson Pickett.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez replaces Christine Nairn.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Stephanie Ochs replaces Taylor Smith because of an injury.

75'

YELLOW CARD

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

75'

FREE KICK WON

Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71'

YELLOW CARD

Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign).

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kiersten Dallstream replaces Nahomi Kawasumi.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a cross.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald replaces Lynn Williams.

65'

MISS

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

60'

POST

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Hatch with a cross.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

55'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

54'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni with a headed pass.

53'

MISS

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

49'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Samantha Mewis.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 1, Seattle Reign 0.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Seattle Reign 0.

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

43'

MISS

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

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

37'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Carson Pickett.

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

33'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Seattle Reign 0. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

31'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

29'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Megan Rapinoe tries a through ball, but Merritt Mathias is caught offside.

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

22'

MISS

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

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by McCall Zerboni with a cross.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

16'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

11'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

7'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Haley Kopmeyer.

7'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a cross.

3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
66
Jessica McDonald 14
Lynn Williams 9
69
Kiersten Dallstream 5
Nahomi Kawasumi 36
79
Stephanie Ochs 22
Taylor Smith 11
79
Beverly Yanez 17
Christine Nairn 2
83
Katlyn Johnson 33
Merritt Mathias 9
88
Sam Witteman 26
Makenzy Doniak 3
33
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

81
goal

McCall Zerboni 7

71
yellow card

Kristen McNabb 19

75
yellow card

Ashley Hatch 12

SEA

Goals & Assists

33′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
81′ North Carolina Courage
McCall Zerboni

Disciplinary

71′ Seattle Reign FC
Kristen McNabb
75′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch

Substitutions

66′ North Carolina Courage
  Jessica McDonald
  Lynn Williams
69′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kiersten Dallstream
  Nahomi Kawasumi
79′ North Carolina Courage
  Stephanie Ochs
  Taylor Smith
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Beverly Yanez
  Christine Nairn
83′ Seattle Reign FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Merritt Mathias
88′ North Carolina Courage
  Sam Witteman
  Makenzy Doniak


NC

Match Statistics


SEA

29
Shots
13
6
Shots On Goal
4
3
Shots Blocked
5
4
Corners
4
26
Crosses
5
1
Offsides
1
6
Fouls
8
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
343
Total Passes
416
72.9%
Passing Accuracy
69.2%
46.7%
Possession
53.3%
40
Duels Won
40
12
Tackles Won
15
4
Saves
3
21
Clearances
22

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 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 79 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
3 M Makenzy Doniak 88 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10 AM Debinha de Oliveira 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 66 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0
12 F Ashley Hatch 90 1 0 10 10 0 0 1 1
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 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 24 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2
22 S Stephanie Ochs 11 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 13 4 0 0 0 0
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
2 M Christine Nairn 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 M Lindsay Elston 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
15 F Megan Rapinoe 90 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 3
9 F Merritt Mathias 83 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 21 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
7 S Elli Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Beverly Yanez 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Michaela Hahn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Madalyn Schiffel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Katlyn Johnson 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
28 G Haley Kopmeyer 90 2 29 3 0 0 0 0