FC Kansas City KC

6‑8‑5 , 3‑2‑3 Home

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Final
Thu, Aug 10

North Carolina CourageNC

13‑5‑0 , 5‑3‑0 Away

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Children’s Mercy Victory Field

Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 1,398

First-place Courage blank FC Kansas City 1-0

The Courage are now 11-5-0

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North Carolina Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland earned her sixth shutout of the season on Thursday night vs. FC Kansas City. (Photo credit: Amy Kontras/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage won their 11th game of the season on Thursday night, topping FC Kansas City 1-0 in front of a crowd of 1,398 at Children’s Mercy Victory Field in Kansas City, Missouri.

The game was originally supposed to take place on July 22, but thunderstorms postponed the match and it was rescheduled for Thursday night.

Courage forward Lynn Williams scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute on a play that started with a strong run from Taylor Smith. The Courage defender dribbled down the right flank and into the box. She sent a cross in to McDonald, making a run down the center of the field, but FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was able to to get to it first as both players fell to the ground. The deflection off Sauerbrunn fell right to Williams, who smashed a right-footed shot to the near post, off FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart’s hand and into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.

The win gives the Courage a bit of breathing room at the top of the table heading into this weekend’s action as they improved to 11-5-0 with 33 points, four points clear of the second place Red Stars. They will next face the Reign in Seattle at Memorial Stadium on Sunday night.

The Courage struggled all night to get shots on frame, despite finishing the evening with 28 total shots. In the first half, they had just one shot on goal. They finished the game with five shots on goal total thanks to a late push in the second half, including the game-winning goal. Jessica McDonald, who entered as a substitute in the 69th minute, nearly put the Courage up 1-0 in the 74th minute when Barnhart came well off her line, but McDonald’s shot went just wide.

North Carolina’s stingy defense once again allowed just two shots on goal in the match and six shots overall. Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland was called upon to make just two saves, earning her sixth clean sheet. She has conceded just three goals in eight games this season. It’s the ninth overall shutout for the Courage as they have held the opposition scoreless in all but two of their 11 wins. Both the shots on goal came in the first half as FC Kansas City had a few nice early efforts, but then could not overtake North Carolina once the second half began.

With the loss, FC Kansas City falls to 3-8-5 (14 points) and their winless streak extends to nine games. They will next visit the Houston Dash on Sunday night.

FC Kansas City

18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
3

Becca Moros

Defender
10

Yael Averbuch

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
13

Brittany Taylor

Defender
31

Christina Gibbons

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
6

Katie Bowen

Attacking Midfielder
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Attacking Midfielder
  45'   72'
44

Maegan Kelly

Attacking Midfielder
  46'
14

Sydney Leroux

Forward
  77'

substitutes

21

Caroline Flynn

Substitute
2

Shea Groom

Substitute
  46'
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
88

Alexa Newfield

Substitute
  72'
19

Catherine Parkhill

Substitute
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
  77'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
12

Ashley Hatch

Attacking Midfielder
  69'
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Attacking Midfielder
  65'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacking Midfielder
  81'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
  86'

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  81'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
2

Nora Holstad Berge

Substitute
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
  69'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Substitute
  65'
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, FC Kansas City 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, FC Kansas City 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shea Groom.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shea Groom with a headed pass.

86'

GOAL

Goal! FC Kansas City 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abby Erceg with a headed pass.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

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

78'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Sydney Leroux.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brittany Taylor (FC Kansas City).

77'

FREE KICK WON

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

77'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

75'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City).

75'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Alexa Newfield replaces Lo'eau LaBonta.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

72'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

MISS

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

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald replaces Ashley Hatch.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Denise O'Sullivan replaces Debinha.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Debinha following a corner.

64'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (FC Kansas City).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63'

MISS

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

61'

FREE KICK WON

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

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

57'

MISS

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

57'

MISS

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

53'

MISS

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

49'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

49'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Lynn Williams tries a through ball, but Ashley Hatch is caught offside.

49'

MISS

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

48'

MISS

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

START

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

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, FC Kansas City. Shea Groom replaces Maegan Kelly.

45'+2'

END 1

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

45'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton with a cross.

45'

YELLOW CARD

Lo'eau LaBonta (FC Kansas City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

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

45'

FREE KICK WON

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

44'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

39'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

36'

CORNER

Corner, FC Kansas City. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

35'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

31'

MISS

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

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City).

31'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (FC Kansas City).

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

27'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nicole Barnhart.

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Debinha with a through ball.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

25'

OFFSIDE

Offside, FC Kansas City. Rebecca Moros tries a through ball, but Maegan Kelly is caught offside.

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

20'

FREE KICK WON

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Bowen.

9'

OFFSIDE

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

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

5'

MISS

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

3'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Bowen (FC Kansas City).

1'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

KC
KO HT FT 90+
46
Shea Groom 2
Maegan Kelly 44
65
Denise O'Sullivan 8
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
69
Jessica McDonald 14
Ashley Hatch 12
72
Alexa Newfield 88
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
77
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Sydney Leroux 14
81
Makenzy Doniak 3
Kristen Hamilton 23
86
goal

Lynn Williams 9

45
yellow card

Lo’eau LaBonta 9

NC

Goals & Assists

86′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams

Disciplinary

45′ FC Kansas City
Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitutions

46′ FC Kansas City
  Shea Groom
  Maegan Kelly
65′ North Carolina Courage
  Denise O'Sullivan
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
69′ North Carolina Courage
  Jessica McDonald
  Ashley Hatch
72′ FC Kansas City
  Alexa Newfield
  Lo’eau LaBonta
77′ FC Kansas City
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Sydney Leroux
81′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Kristen Hamilton


KC

Match Statistics


NC

6
Shots
27
2
Shots On Goal
5
1
Shots Blocked
4
2
Corners
3
10
Crosses
16
2
Offsides
1
11
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
479
Total Passes
398
70.8%
Passing Accuracy
72.1%
53.9%
Possession
46.1%
57
Duels Won
48
21
Tackles Won
14
4
Saves
2
29
Clearances
10

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Becca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 D Yael Averbuch 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Brittany Taylor 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
31 DM Christina Gibbons 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 4
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 AM Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
9 AM Lo’eau LaBonta 72 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
44 AM Maegan Kelly 45 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1
14 F Sydney Leroux 77 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
21 S Caroline Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Shea Groom 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 S Alexa Newfield 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 S Catherine Parkhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Nicole Barnhart 90 1 27 4 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
7 DM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
12 AM Ashley Hatch 69 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1
10 AM Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 65 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 0
23 AM Kristen Hamilton 81 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 0 13 13 0 0 0 0
3 S Makenzy Doniak 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
2 S Nora Holstad Berge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Jessica McDonald 21 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
8 S Denise O'Sullivan 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 6 2 0 0 0 0