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Final
Sun, Aug 13

North Carolina CourageNC

12‑5‑0 , 5‑3‑0 Away

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Memorial Stadium

Seattle, Washington

Attendance: 4,156

Courage win on the road in Seattle, 2-1 over the Reign

The Courage snapped the Reign's 15-game unbeaten streak at Memorial Stadium

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Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland made five saves in North Carolina's 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC in Week 16. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Sam Mewis scored twice as the North Carolina Courage won on the road in Seattle 2-1 over the Reign in front of a crowd of 4,156 fans.

The loss is the first home loss of the season for the Reign and snaps a 15-game unbeaten streak at Memorial Stadium. The Reign did extend their home scoring streak to 27 games despite the loss.

The Courage are now 12-5-0 with 36 points, five points clear of the Thorns who sit in second place. The Reign are 6-5-6 with 24 points, two behind the Pride for the fourth and final playoff spot, but Seattle has played one less game than Orlando.

The Reign were without Megan Rapinoe (left meniscus tear) and Jess Fishlock (excused absence) for the game. The Reign said on Friday that Rapinoe will miss five weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her left knee.

Mewis opened the scoring in the 24th minute after some nice work between Jess McDonald and Lynn Williams. McDonald dribbled down the left wing and into the box, sending a low cross to the feet of Williams, who laid it off for Mewis at the top of the 18. Mewis one-timed it, hammering a hard, right-footed shot to the near post and past Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer.

The Reign found the equalizer in the 40th minute as right back Merritt Mathias dribbled into the attack and pushed a pass out to the right wing for midfielder Lindsay Elston. Elston quickly served a cross into the six yard box and Rumi Utsugi darted into the open space and finished it one-time to make it 1-1.

The Reign nearly took the lead in the second half but were denied by two stellar saves from Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. The first was a 65th minute diving stop on Nahomi Kawasumi after a bending Lauren Barnes cross fell to Kawasumi on the right wing.

The second stop came just three minutes later on a shot by Beverly Yanez.

Mewis hit the game-winner in the 74th minute after a long throw-in in from Courage forward Ashley Hatch. Mewis won the initial header and then cleaned up the rebound after a missed clearance by the Reign.

The Reign had a chance in the game’s final seconds to tie the game, but were unable to find the equalizer. Christine Nairn sent a long cross into the box, but Kiersten Dallstream just couldn’t get her diving header on frame.

The Courage get a rest after playing on Thursday this past week as they will not play until Saturday when they host the Spirit in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime. The Reign will visit the Red Stars on Wednesday and then visit Sky Blue FC on Saturday.

Seattle Reign FC

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Rachel Corsie

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
9

Merritt Mathias

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
  40'
19

Kristen McNabb

Midfielder
  82'
6

Lindsay Elston

Midfielder
  76'
17

Beverly Yanez

Forward
33

Katlyn Johnson

Forward
  61'
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward

substitutes

26

Madeline Bauer

Substitute
18

Larissa Crummer

Substitute
  76'
5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
  61'
2

Christine Nairn

Substitute
  82'
16

Carson Pickett

Substitute
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
24

Madalyn Schiffel

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
12

Ashley Hatch

Midfielder
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
  24', 74'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Midfielder
  87'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
14

Jessica McDonald

Forward
  67'

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  67'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
2

Nora Holstad Berge

Substitute
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  87'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+7'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 2.

90'+6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Nairn (Seattle Reign).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kiersten Dallstream with a cross.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Kristen Hamilton.

86'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84'

START DELAY

Delay in match Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Larissa Crummer (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kiersten Dallstream.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Christine Nairn replaces Kristen McNabb.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Larissa Crummer (Seattle Reign).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Larissa Crummer (Seattle Reign).

80'

FREE KICK WON

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

77'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Larissa Crummer replaces Lindsay Elston.

75'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

74'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 2. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign).

68'

FREE KICK WON

Katelyn Rowland (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

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

66'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by McCall Zerboni.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

65'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lauren Barnes with a cross.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kiersten Dallstream replaces Katie Johnson.

57'

MISS

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

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage).

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rumi Utsugi tries a through ball, but Nahomi Kawasumi is caught offside.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

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'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

47'

START DELAY

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

START

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

45'+3'

END 1

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

45'+2'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'+1'

START DELAY

Delay in match Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

40'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lindsay Elston with a cross.

38'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

31'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

30'

MISS

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

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristen McNabb.

24'

GOAL

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

21'

FREE KICK WON

Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

19'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Merritt Mathias tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rachel Corsie tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rumi Utsugi.

6'

MISS

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

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Beverly Yanez tries a through ball, but Lindsay Elston is caught offside.

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
61
Kiersten Dallstream 5
Katlyn Johnson 33
67
Makenzy Doniak 3
Jessica McDonald 14
76
Larissa Crummer 18
Lindsay Elston 6
82
Christine Nairn 2
Kristen McNabb 19
87
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Kristen Hamilton 23
24
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

Assisted by: Lynn Williams 9

40
goal

Rumi Utsugi 20

Assisted by: Lindsay Elston 6

74
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

NC

Goals & Assists

24′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
Assisted by: Lynn Williams
40′ Seattle Reign FC
Rumi Utsugi
Assisted by: Lindsay Elston
74′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

61′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kiersten Dallstream
  Katlyn Johnson
67′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Jessica McDonald
76′ Seattle Reign FC
  Larissa Crummer
  Lindsay Elston
82′ Seattle Reign FC
  Christine Nairn
  Kristen McNabb
87′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Kristen Hamilton


SEA

Match Statistics


NC

12
Shots
6
6
Shots On Goal
2
1
Shots Blocked
1
4
Corners
1
20
Crosses
9
4
Offsides
0
8
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
483
Total Passes
409
66.7%
Passing Accuracy
56.5%
54.5%
Possession
45.5%
40
Duels Won
50
20
Tackles Won
20
0
Saves
5
30
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
19 M Kristen McNabb 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 M Lindsay Elston 76 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
17 F Beverly Yanez 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 4
33 F Katlyn Johnson 61 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1
26 S Madeline Bauer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Larissa Crummer 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 S Christine Nairn 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 S Carson Pickett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Elli Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
12 M Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
23 M Kristen Hamilton 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
3 S Makenzy Doniak 23 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Nora Holstad Berge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
26 S Sam Witteman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 12 5 0 0 0 1