North Carolina Courage NC

15‑6‑0 , 9‑2‑0 Home

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Final
Sat, Aug 19

Washington SpiritWAS

5‑13‑4 , 2‑8‑2 Away

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Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 3,530

Courage get win No. 13, 2-0 over Spirit

Ashley Hatch scored her fifth of the season

The North Carolina Courage won their 13th game of the season, a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage won their 13th game of the season on Saturday, a 2-0 win over the Washington Spirit in front of a home crowd of 3,530 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

With the win, the Courage improve to 13-5-0, with 39 points on the season. It’s the fourth straight win for the Courage. The Spirit fall to 4-10-4 with 16 points.

After a scoreless first half, rookie forward Ashley Hatch scored her fifth goal of the season just seconds into the second half. Courage forward Denise O’Sullivan, newly signed and making her first start for the Courage, found Kristen Hamilton open on the right wing. Hamilton served a low cross into the center of the area. Defender Alyssa Kleiner, who had just entered the match as a substitute for the start of the second half, miscleared the ball and it fell to Hatch, who hit it past Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé to make it 1-0.

In the 84th minute, the Courage scored their second goal of the game on a very unfortunate Spirit own goal. Midfielder Sam Mewis sent a high corner kick into the box. Labbé jumped for it, but didn’t get a hand on it. Spirit forward Cali Farquharson tried to head it out of danger, but her header went off the face of her teammate Kassey Kallman and redirected into the back of the net to put the Courage up 2-0.

The Spirit nearly got on the board in the 93rd minute when Washington forward Mallory Pugh sent a high cross into the box. As Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland came out to make a play on it, Cheyna Williams headed it over Rowland and towards the empty net, but her shot bounced off the post.

Rowland made three saves to earn the shutout, her seventh clean sheet of the season. Ten of North Carolina’s 13 wins have come via shutout this season.

Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni made her 100th NWSL appearance, becoming the fourth NWSL player to achieve the feat.

The Courage have only conceded one goal in their last four games. They’ll next face the Dash on the road in Houston on Sunday.

“As we get closer and closer to the end, we’re thinking about those one-and-done games, like the playoffs. We want to practice keeping no goals against and doing all the right things in between. As the season progresses we want to keep doing those right things,” Zerboni told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the game. “It’s really hard to break us down. It’s really hard to beat us. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

On Saturday morning, the Spirit announced that midfielder Kristie Mewis was not available for the game vs. the Courage due to a pending trade. The team said additional details would be available after the conclusion of the trade.

The Spirit will next host the Red Stars on Saturday.

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
  90 + 2'
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
7

McCall Zerboni

Defensive Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
12

Ashley Hatch

Attacking Midfielder
  67'   46'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Attacking Midfielder
  80'
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacking Midfielder
  89'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  89'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
2

Nora Holstad Berge

Substitute
14

Jessica McDonald

Substitute
  67'
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  80'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
  55'
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
  84'(OG)
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
  46'
10

Estefanía Banini

Midfielder
  87'
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
9

Havana Solaun

Forward
  67'
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
11

Mallory Pugh

Forward

substitutes

8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
5

Whitney Church

Substitute
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  83'   67'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  46'
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
  87'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 2, Washington Spirit 0.

90'+6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kassey Kallman.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

90'+3'

POST

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+2'

YELLOW CARD

Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

89'

SUBSTITUTION

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

88'

OFFSIDE

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

88'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Arielle Ship replaces Estefanía Banini.

85'

START DELAY

Delay in match Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

84'

OWN GOAL

Own Goal by Kassey Kallman, Washington Spirit. North Carolina Courage 2, Washington Spirit 0.

83'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Stephanie Labbé.

83'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

83'

YELLOW CARD

Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

82'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

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

79'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Washington Spirit).

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

73'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cali Farquharson (Washington Spirit).

72'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Havana Solaun.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

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

66'

OFFSIDE

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

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

64'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

62'

MISS

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

60'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

58'

OFFSIDE

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

58'

MISS

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

57'

FREE KICK WON

Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

55'

YELLOW CARD

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estefanía Banini (Washington Spirit).

48'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

GOAL

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

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Estelle Johnson.

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

44'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Estelle Johnson with a cross.

38'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Denise O'Sullivan tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Estefanía Banini following a corner.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

33'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30'

START DELAY

Delay in match (North Carolina Courage).

28'

MISS

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

28'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

23'

FREE KICK WON

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

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit).

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit).

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

16'

FREE KICK WON

Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun tries a through ball, but Cheyna Williams is caught offside.

4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
46
Alyssa Kleiner 22
Estelle Johnson 24
67
Jessica McDonald 14
Ashley Hatch 12
67
Cali Farquharson 17
Havana Solaun 9
80
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Denise O'Sullivan 8
87
Arielle Ship 2
Estefanía Banini 10
89
Makenzy Doniak 3
Kristen Hamilton 23
46
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

84
goal

Kassey Kallman 6

Own goal

55
yellow card

Caprice Dydasco 3

83
yellow card

Cali Farquharson 17

90 +2
yellow card

Abby Dahlkemper 13

WAS

Goals & Assists

46′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
84′ North Carolina Courage
Kassey Kallman
Own goal

Disciplinary

55′ Washington Spirit
Caprice Dydasco
83′ Washington Spirit
Cali Farquharson
90 + 2′ North Carolina Courage
Abby Dahlkemper

Substitutions

46′ Washington Spirit
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Estelle Johnson
67′ North Carolina Courage
  Jessica McDonald
  Ashley Hatch
67′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Havana Solaun
80′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Denise O'Sullivan
87′ Washington Spirit
  Arielle Ship
  Estefanía Banini
89′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Kristen Hamilton


NC

Match Statistics


WAS

10
Shots
11
4
Shots On Goal
3
0
Shots Blocked
3
2
Corners
5
11
Crosses
9
4
Offsides
2
9
Fouls
6
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
350
Total Passes
387
63.4%
Passing Accuracy
66.1%
47.8%
Possession
52.2%
43
Duels Won
39
12
Tackles Won
16
3
Saves
3
21
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
7 DM McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 AM Ashley Hatch 67 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
8 AM Denise O'Sullivan 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 AM Kristen Hamilton 89 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 1
3 S Makenzy Doniak 1 0 0 0 0 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
14 S Jessica McDonald 23 0 0 1 1 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 10 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 11 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 45 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10 M Estefanía Banini 87 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 1
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
9 F Havana Solaun 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 F Cheyna Williams 90 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0
11 F Mallory Pugh 90 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 2
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Whitney Church 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Arielle Ship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 2 11 3 0 0 0 0