Sky Blue FC NJ

10‑11‑3 , 6‑4‑2 Home

5
Final
Sat, Aug 19

Seattle Reign FCSEA

9‑8‑7 , 4‑5‑3 Away

4

The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 3,325

Sam Kerr scores four as Sky Blue FC win 5-4 thriller over Reign FC

Seattle and NJ have scored 18 goals total in their last two matches against each other

Sam Kerr celebrates her fourth goal of the night, the game-winner for Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil for isiphotos.com)

Samantha Kerr became the first player in the National Women’s Soccer League to score four goals in one match as Sky Blue FC defeated Seattle Reign FC 5-4 at home on Saturday night. Maya Hayes provided the equalizer in second-half stoppage time in the 90+1′, then after Kerr missed a late penalty kick, she scored her fourth of the night in the 90+4′ for the win.

The 5-4 win was just the latest example of late game drama at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, and Sky Blue FC will be glad to have picked up the three points, keeping them in sixth place on the table and only three points outside of the fourth playoff spot. It was a rough week for the team, with head coach Christy Holly departing, then the team announced that defender Christie Pearce would be placed on the injury list for the remainder of the 2017 season due to accumulative injury.

Kerr’s four goal performance didn’t just make history for her own individual records, but helped make some extra history for Sky Blue FC as well. The club is now the first team to overcome a 3-0 deficit for a win, and the first team to win a game when trailing after 90 minutes.

Kerr is now firmly in the lead for the Golden Boot, with 15 goals and 3 assists so far this season. She’s also the first player to score two hat tricks in the same season.

Four different players from Seattle all scored in the match. Katie Johnson gave the Reign an early lead in the third minute after scoring her fourth goal of the season off a Christine Nairn assist.

Jessica Fishlock finished with her stomach for the second goal of the game in the 18th minute, then Nahomi Kawasumi finished off the first half with a stoppage time goal at 45+2′ to give the Reign a 3-0 lead heading into the locker room.

Enter Sam Kerr.

It only took three minutes after the start of the second half for her to get the scoring for Sky Blue started, cleaning up a loose ball in the box into the corner of the goal past the Reign’s Haley Kopmeyer. She had her hat trick 24 minutes later, tallying two more goals in the 68th and 71st minutes.

Reign FC forward Kiersten Dallstream scored what looked to be the late winner for the Reign in the 85th minute, and her first NWSL career goal. But the 4-3 lead wouldn’t survive past the 90th minute, with Hayes digging in for the equalizer, then Kerr’s last-gasp winner.

The last time these two teams faced each other on July 22 in Seattle, the Reign walked away with a 5-4 win. Once again, the home team prevailed on Saturday night, and the two teams have tallied 18 combined goals over their last two matches. Including Seattle Reign FC’s home opener against Sky Blue, the two teams combined for 20 goals across three games, with both clubs scoring 10 each.

With their season series completed, the two teams both are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot, separated only by a point with Seattle currently in fifth place, Sky Blue in sixth. Next Saturday, the Reign host Portland Thorns FC at 4 p.m. ET, while Sky Blue keeps home field advantage as the Boston Breakers come to town at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
  86'
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Attacking Midfielder
  8'
73

Madison Tiernan

Forward
  72'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  48', 68', 71', 90 + 4'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  81'   72'   90 + 1'
32

Natasha Kai

Substitute
16

Sarah Killion

Substitute
  8'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  86'
19

Kelley O'Hara

Substitute

manager

 

Christy Holly

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

28

Haley Kopmeyer

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Defender
13

Rebekah Stott

Defender
9

Merritt Mathias

Defender
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
2

Christine Nairn

Midfielder
  62'
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
  18'
17

Beverly Yanez

Forward
  70'
33

Katlyn Johnson

Forward
  83'   3'
36

Nahomi Kawasumi

Forward
  45 + 2'

substitutes

3

Lauren Barnes

Substitute
  83'
4

Rachel Corsie

Substitute
18

Larissa Crummer

Substitute
5

Kiersten Dallstream

Substitute
  70'   85'
6

Lindsay Elston

Substitute
  62'
7

Elli Reed

Substitute
24

Madalyn Schiffel

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 5, Seattle Reign 4.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 5, Seattle Reign 4.

90'+4'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 5, Seattle Reign 4. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Haley Kopmeyer.

90'+3'

POST

Penalty missed! Still Sky Blue 4, Seattle Reign 4. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

90'+3'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

90'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

90'+1'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 4, Seattle Reign 4. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominique Richardson with a cross.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Carson Pickett (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Carson Pickett.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Kayla Mills.

85'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 3, Seattle Reign 4. Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock with a through ball.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Lauren Barnes replaces Katie Johnson.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kayla Mills (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daphne Corboz.

81'

YELLOW CARD

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

80'

FREE KICK WON

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

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

77'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsay Elston (Seattle Reign).

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi with a cross following a corner.

73'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Kailen Sheridan.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rebekah Stott (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi with a cross.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Madison Tiernan.

71'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 3, Seattle Reign 3. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Kiersten Dallstream replaces Beverly Yanez.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Erica Skroski (Sky Blue).

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

68'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 2, Seattle Reign 3. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz following a fast break.

67'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Lindsay Elston replaces Christine Nairn.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daphne Corboz with a through ball.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

55'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

54'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Erica Skroski.

51'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Katie Johnson tries a through ball, but Rumi Utsugi is caught offside.

48'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Seattle Reign 3. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kayla Mills with a cross.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Rumi Utsugi.

46'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Haley Kopmeyer.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 3.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 3.

45'+2'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 3. Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn with a cross.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

45'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Beverly Yanez.

44'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Jessica Fishlock.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

42'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

40'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a corner.

37'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Rebekah Stott.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

36'

FREE KICK WON

Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

35'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Erica Skroski.

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

30'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Rumi Utsugi tries a through ball, but Beverly Yanez is caught offside.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nikki Stanton.

27'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock with a through ball.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kayla Mills.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

23'

FREE KICK WON

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

21'

FREE KICK WON

Kayla Mills (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign).

18'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 2. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi with a cross following a corner.

17'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

16'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Daphne Corboz.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

11'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

9'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

8'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion replaces Raquel Rodríguez because of an injury.

8'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7'

START DELAY

Delay in match Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

5'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign).

3'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Seattle Reign 1. Katie Johnson (Seattle Reign) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rumi Utsugi.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Kristen McNabb tries a through ball, but Katie Johnson is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
8
Sarah Killion 16
Raquel Rodriguez 11
62
Lindsay Elston 6
Christine Nairn 2
70
Kiersten Dallstream 5
Beverly Yanez 17
72
Maya Hayes 5
Madison Tiernan 73
83
Lauren Barnes 3
Katlyn Johnson 33
86
McKenzie Meehan 2
Kayla Mills 15
3
goal

Katlyn Johnson 33

Assisted by: Rumi Utsugi 20

18
goal

Jessica Fishlock 10

Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi 36

45 +2
goal

Nahomi Kawasumi 36

Assisted by: Christine Nairn 2

48
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

68
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Daphne Corboz 10

71
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Sarah Killion 16

85
goal

Kiersten Dallstream 5

90 +1
goal

Maya Hayes 5

Assisted by: Dominique Richardson 17

90 +4
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Taylor Lytle 6

81
yellow card

Maya Hayes 5

SEA

Goals & Assists

3′ Seattle Reign FC
Katlyn Johnson
Assisted by: Rumi Utsugi
18′ Seattle Reign FC
Jessica Fishlock
Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi
45 + 2′ Seattle Reign FC
Nahomi Kawasumi
Assisted by: Christine Nairn
48′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
68′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Daphne Corboz
71′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Sarah Killion
85′ Seattle Reign FC
Kiersten Dallstream
90 + 1′ Sky Blue FC
Maya Hayes
Assisted by: Dominique Richardson
90 + 4′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Taylor Lytle

Disciplinary

81′ Sky Blue FC
Maya Hayes

Substitutions

8′ Sky Blue FC
  Sarah Killion
  Raquel Rodriguez
62′ Seattle Reign FC
  Lindsay Elston
  Christine Nairn
70′ Seattle Reign FC
  Kiersten Dallstream
  Beverly Yanez
72′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Madison Tiernan
83′ Seattle Reign FC
  Lauren Barnes
  Katlyn Johnson
86′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Kayla Mills


NJ

Match Statistics


SEA

23
Shots
11
6
Shots On Goal
7
6
Shots Blocked
2
9
Corners
7
29
Crosses
11
2
Offsides
3
8
Fouls
8
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
469
Total Passes
391
77.2%
Passing Accuracy
71.4%
55.2%
Possession
44.8%
49
Duels Won
23
16
Tackles Won
7
3
Saves
1
11
Clearances
33

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 D Kayla Mills 86 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
7 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3
10 M Daphne Corboz 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
6 M Taylor Lytle 90 0 1 3 3 9 0 0 0
11 AM Raquel Rodriguez 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 F Madison Tiernan 72 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 4 0 10 10 0 2 0 1
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 18 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 0
32 S Natasha Kai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Sarah Killion 82 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 S McKenzie Meehan 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
19 S Kelley O'Hara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 4 11 3 0 0 0 0
16 D Carson Pickett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 D Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
13 D Rebekah Stott 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
9 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
2 M Christine Nairn 62 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1
17 F Beverly Yanez 70 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
33 F Katlyn Johnson 83 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2
36 F Nahomi Kawasumi 90 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0
3 S Lauren Barnes 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 S Rachel Corsie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Larissa Crummer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Kiersten Dallstream 20 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
6 S Lindsay Elston 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 5 23 1 1 0 0 0