Sky Blue FC NJ

7‑9‑2 , 4‑3‑1 Home

1
Final
Fri, Aug 4

Washington SpiritWAS

4‑9‑4 , 1‑6‑2 Away

4

Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,496

Ship, Williams, Dougherty Howard lead Spirit to 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC

The Spirit moved up into ninth place in the NWSL with the win

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The Spirit topped Sky Blue FC 4-1 on Friday for their first road win of the season. (Photo credit: Robyn W. McNeil/isiphotos.com)

After falling behind early, the Washington Spirit scored four unanswered second half goals to win 4-1 over Sky Blue FC in front of of a crowd of 2,496 on Friday night at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Both sides were missing key players as the NWSL resumed play following the break for international games. Sky Blue forward Sam Kerr — the NWSL’s all-time leading goalscorer who currently sits in second place in the league with 11 goals — missed the match after competing with Australia and winning the Tournament of Nations, which concluded last night. Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O’Hara and Spirit forward Mallory Pugh represented the United States in the tournament and were also unavailable for Friday night’s match.

Sky Blue FC forward Maya Hayes scored in just the second minute to put the home side up 1-0 shortly after kickoff, but the Spirit offense overpowered Sky Blue in the game’s final 40 minutes.

Sky Blue had a few chances in the 27th minute to make it 2-0, but were denied by Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé. Midfielder Daphne Corboz threaded a ball into the box for McKenzie Meehan, but Labbé was right there to make the save on the shot. Meehan picked up the rebound and passed to Taylor Lytle to keep the play alive, but Lytle’s cross to Stanton was headed just wide and out of danger.

The Spirit went into halftime down 1-0, but it wouldn’t stay that way long after the second half kickoff, as the scoring began in the 51st minute for Washington. Rookie Arielle Ship collected a pass from Tori Huster, with a great touch around Sky Blue defender Christie Pearce to bring down the high ball. The forward then dribbled down the right wing and just inside the top corner of the penalty area, before launch a laser to the far post that beat Sky Blue goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan to the upper corner. It was Ship’s first professional goal.

In the 61st minute, Labbé would play a part on the offensive side of things. Her long goal kick soared over all 20 field players for both teams, leaving Ship and Spirit forward Cheyna Williams chasing it down alongside two Sky Blue defenders as it bounced into the box. Ship finally got a touch on it near the penalty spot as Sheridan came out to try to make a play. The touch was a tad too heavy, though, and the ball was about to just miss wide left by inches.

But Williams managed to get onto the end of it, sliding to the ground and tapping it over the line with her left foot to make it 2-1.

The Spirit would make make it 3-1 in the 73rd minute as rookie Meggie Dougherty Howard won a Sheridan free kick at midfield and passed it to Ship. Dougherty Howard continued her run and Ship passed it back to her in between two Sky Blue defenders at the top of the area. The rookie placed her shot to the lower corner for her first NWSL goal. 

Sheridan appeared to hurt her left ankle on the play but stayed in for the remainder of the game.

The Spirit got their final goal of the game after drawing a penalty kick in the 87th minute. Sky Blue midfielder Sarah Killion fouled Dougherty Howard in the box and forward Havana Solaun converted the penalty to complete the 4-1 win.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
3

Christie Pearce

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
7

Nikki Stanton

Defender
  66'
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
2

McKenzie Meehan

Forward
5

Maya Hayes

Forward
  71'   2'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
22

Mandy Freeman

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
32

Natasha Kai

Substitute
  71'
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
73

Madison Tiernan

Substitute
  66'

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
  57'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  87'
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
  73'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
20

Cheyna Williams

Midfielder
  89'   61'
2

Arielle Ship

Forward
  84'   51'
19

Kristie Mewis

Forward
  77'

substitutes

27

Yanara Aedo

Substitute
8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
  84'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  89'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  77'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 4.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 4.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun with a cross following a corner.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsay Agnew (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kassey Kallman.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Cheyna Williams.

87'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 4. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

87'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) after a foul in the penalty area.

87'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Washington Spirit. Meggie Dougherty Howard draws a foul in the penalty area.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Lindsay Agnew replaces Arielle Ship.

84'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

83'

POST

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

82'

POST

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Stephanie Labbé.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tori Huster.

80'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Whitney Church with a cross following a corner.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Kristie Mewis.

76'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

76'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Kai (Sky Blue).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73'

START DELAY

Delay in match Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

73'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 3. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arielle Ship.

72'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Natasha Kai replaces Maya Hayes.

71'

START DELAY

Delay in match Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Estelle Johnson.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz tries a through ball, but Raquel Rodríguez is caught offside.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raquel Rodríguez.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan replaces Nikki Stanton.

65'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

61'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 2. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arielle Ship.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

57'

YELLOW CARD

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

55'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Sarah Killion.

55'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 1. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Havana Solaun with a headed pass.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

46'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Arielle Ship.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cheyna Williams.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Taylor Lytle tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit).

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daphne Corboz with a through ball.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Maya Hayes.

23'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

21'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Taylor Lytle tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes tries a through ball, but McKenzie Meehan is caught offside.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tori Huster.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Christie Pearce.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

2'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
66
Madison Tiernan 73
Nikki Stanton 7
71
Natasha Kai 32
Maya Hayes 5
77
Alyssa Kleiner 22
Kristie Mewis 19
84
Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 8
Arielle Ship 2
89
Cali Farquharson 17
Cheyna Williams 20
2
goal

Maya Hayes 5

Assisted by: Daphne Corboz 10

51
goal

Arielle Ship 2

Assisted by: Havana Solaun 9

61
goal

Cheyna Williams 20

Assisted by: Arielle Ship 2

73
goal

Meggie Dougherty Howard 29

Assisted by: Arielle Ship 2

87
goal

Havana Solaun 9

Penalty Kick

57
yellow card

Whitney Church 5

WAS

Goals & Assists

2′ Sky Blue FC
Maya Hayes
Assisted by: Daphne Corboz
51′ Washington Spirit
Arielle Ship
Assisted by: Havana Solaun
61′ Washington Spirit
Cheyna Williams
Assisted by: Arielle Ship
73′ Washington Spirit
Meggie Dougherty Howard
Assisted by: Arielle Ship
87′ Washington Spirit
Havana Solaun
Penalty kick

Disciplinary

57′ Washington Spirit
Whitney Church

Substitutions

66′ Sky Blue FC
  Madison Tiernan
  Nikki Stanton
71′ Sky Blue FC
  Natasha Kai
  Maya Hayes
77′ Washington Spirit
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Kristie Mewis
84′ Washington Spirit
  Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew
  Arielle Ship
89′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Cheyna Williams


NJ

Match Statistics


WAS

8
Shots
23
2
Shots On Goal
7
0
Shots Blocked
4
0
Corners
10
7
Crosses
23
5
Offsides
0
3
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
371
Total Passes
382
67.1%
Passing Accuracy
70.4%
48.8%
Possession
51.2%
45
Duels Won
51
10
Tackles Won
15
3
Saves
1
25
Clearances
9

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 D Christie Pearce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 D Nikki Stanton 66 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 M Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 M Raquel Rodriguez 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
10 M Daphne Corboz 90 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 0
2 F McKenzie Meehan 90 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1
5 F Maya Hayes 71 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Mandy Freeman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 S Natasha Kai 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 S Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 S Madison Tiernan 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 4 23 3 1 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 M Havana Solaun 90 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 2
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
20 M Cheyna Williams 89 1 0 6 6 0 0 0 0
2 F Arielle Ship 84 1 2 4 4 0 0 1 1
19 F Kristie Mewis 77 0 0 5 5 6 0 0 1
27 S Yanara Aedo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 S Shelina Zadorsky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 1 8 1 0 0 0 0