North Carolina Courage NC

13‑5‑0 , 8‑2‑0 Home

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Final
Sat, Aug 5

Seattle Reign FCSEA

7‑6‑6 , 2‑5‑2 Away

0

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 5,249

Courage move back into first place with 1-0 win over Reign

Lauren Barnes and Christine Nairn made their record 100th NWSL appearances in the match

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Courage forward Lynn Williams scored her fourth goal of the season in Week 15 vs. the Reign. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

Lynn Williams scored her fourth goal of the season as the Courage moved back into first place with a 1-0 win at home over Seattle Reign FC on Saturday night in front of 5,249 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

The Reign were without the NWSL’s leading goal scorer, Megan Rapinoe, as well as Rumi Utsugi because of their participation in the Tournament of Nations, which concluded on Thursday night. But Saturday’s game did mark the return of Jess Fishlock to the field, who suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain in her left knee on July 1 vs. Portland Thorns FC. She was upgraded to questionable on Friday’s injury report before starting in North Carolina.

Also on Saturday night, Reign FC defender Lauren Barnes and midfielder Christine Nairn both became the first players to appear in 100 NWSL games. Barnes is the first player to do it with one team, while Nairn has played for both the Reign and Spirit during her NWSL tenure.

Barnes celebrated her 100th game with a great sliding block on a Williams shot in the 5th minute.

North Carolina started four players who saw time in the Tournament of Nations, including Abby Dahlkemper, who played every minute in United Sates three games before playing all 90 on Saturday night vs. the Reign. Dahlkemper is the all-time leader in consecutive minutes played, an active streak that seemed likely to come to an end this week, but did not.

Williams’ goal game in the 32nd minute after Makenzy Doniak intercepted a clearance by Reign defender Rachel Corsie on the right wing. Doniak dribbled about 20 yards down the field and into the box before passing into the middle of the area. Williams found herself open and ran to the ball, before turning and sending a low right-footed shot into the back of the net. Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer looked like she had a chance to make the save, but could not keep the ball from going over the line.

The Reign had a few shots to even the score in the second half, but ultimately were unable to score. Rookie Katie Johnson found Fishlock wide open in the box in the 75th minute, but Fishlock’s right-footed shot went well over the bar.

With the loss, the Reign fell to 6-4-6 and stayed at 24 points. They remain in fourth place, but lost the opportunity to separate themselves from their nearest challengers — Sky Blue FC, the Pride and the Dash.

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
3

Makenzy Doniak

Defensive Midfielder
  62'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacking Midfielder
  90 + 2'
12

Ashley Hatch

Forward
  87'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
  32'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
  62'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
  90 + 2'
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  87'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
5

Kiersten Dallstream

Defender
  63'
4

Rachel Corsie

Defender
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
  86'
9

Merritt Mathias

Defender
  79'
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
2

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  79'
6

Lindsay Elston

Midfielder
13

Rebekah Stott

Midfielder
  24'
17

Beverly Yanez

Forward
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward

substitutes

26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
18

Larissa Crummer

Substitute
33

Katlyn Johnson

Substitute
  63'
19

Kristen McNabb

Substitute
  79'
16

Carson Pickett

Substitute
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
  79'
24

Madalyn Schiffel

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Seattle Reign 0.

90'+3'

END 2

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

90'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Lauren Barnes tries a through ball, but Lindsay Elston is caught offside.

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Samantha Witteman replaces Kristen Hamilton.

89'

FREE KICK WON

Elli Reed (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

88'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Ashley Hatch.

86'

YELLOW CARD

Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb replaces Christine Nairn.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Elli Reed replaces Merritt Mathias.

76'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

76'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

75'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Johnson.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign).

71'

FREE KICK WON

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

71'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

68'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

64'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Katie Johnson replaces Kiersten Dallstream.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald replaces Makenzy Doniak.

62'

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.

61'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a corner.

59'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign).

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

55'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

START

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

45'+2'

END 1

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

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign).

45'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Christine Nairn tries a through ball, but Kiersten Dallstream is caught offside.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

37'

MISS

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Seattle Reign 0. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

26'

MISS

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

25'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kiersten Dallstream.

24'

YELLOW CARD

Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign).

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Nairn (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jessica Fishlock tries a through ball, but Beverly Yanez is caught offside.

18'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17'

START DELAY

Delay in match Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

13'

FREE KICK WON

Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign).

7'

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.

6'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Jessica Fishlock.

5'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Lauren Barnes.

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

2'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
62
Jessica McDonald 14
Makenzy Doniak 3
63
Katlyn Johnson 33
Kiersten Dallstream 5
79
Elli Reed 7
Merritt Mathias 9
79
Kristen McNabb 19
Christine Nairn 2
87
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Ashley Hatch 12
90 +2
Sam Witteman 26
Kristen Hamilton 23
32
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Makenzy Doniak 3

24
yellow card

Rebekah Stott 13

86
yellow card

Lauren Barnes 3

SEA

Goals & Assists

32′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Makenzy Doniak

Disciplinary

24′ Seattle Reign FC
Rebekah Stott
86′ Seattle Reign FC
Lauren Barnes

Substitutions

62′ North Carolina Courage
  Jessica McDonald
  Makenzy Doniak
63′ Seattle Reign FC
  Katlyn Johnson
  Kiersten Dallstream
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Elli Reed
  Merritt Mathias
79′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kristen McNabb
  Christine Nairn
87′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Ashley Hatch
90 + 2′ North Carolina Courage
  Sam Witteman
  Kristen Hamilton


NC

Match Statistics


SEA

14
Shots
6
5
Shots On Goal
2
3
Shots Blocked
1
6
Corners
4
18
Crosses
13
0
Offsides
3
8
Fouls
12
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
337
Total Passes
444
68.2%
Passing Accuracy
76.6%
43.8%
Possession
56.2%
42
Duels Won
43
13
Tackles Won
11
2
Saves
4
19
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 DM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 4 4 1 0 2 2
3 DM Makenzy Doniak 62 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
23 AM Kristen Hamilton 89 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
12 F Ashley Hatch 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 0 4 4 0 0 4 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Jessica McDonald 28 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
8 S Denise O'Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Stephanie Ochs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Sam Witteman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
5 D Kiersten Dallstream 63 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
9 D Merritt Mathias 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
2 M Christine Nairn 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Lindsay Elston 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
13 M Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
17 F Beverly Yanez 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Larissa Crummer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Katlyn Johnson 27 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
19 S Kristen McNabb 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Carson Pickett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Elli Reed 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
24 S Madalyn Schiffel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
28 G Haley Kopmeyer 90 1 14 4 0 0 0 0