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Final
Sat, Aug 26

Boston BreakersBOS

4‑13‑7 , 1‑7‑4 Away

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The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,244

Kerr scores No. 16, ties single-season record, as Sky Blue FC tops Breakers 1-0

Kerr tied Kim Little for most goals in an NWSL season

Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr celebrates her 16th goal of the season on Saturday vs. the Boston Breakers. (Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil/isiphotos.com)

Sky Blue needed late-game heroics from Sam Kerr last week, but this week all they needed was a fifth minute goal from Kerr to win 1-0 at home over the Boston Breakers. The goal is Kerr’s 16th of the season, tying the NWSL record for goals in a single season set by former Reign FC midfielder Kim Little in 2014.

The win moves Sky Blue FC (9-9-2, 29 points) up into 5th place, three points behind the Red Stars and Pride for the fourth and final playoff spot.

With the loss, the Breakers (3-10-7, 16 points) are eliminated from playoff contention.

Kerr scored her 15th goal of the season in the 94th minute last week, but it would not take her long to score No. 16 on Saturday night.

In just the fifth minute, Sky Blue FC midfielder Nikki Stanton sent a long ball over the top as Kerr made a run down the center of the field. Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith came well out of the penalty box, but could not make a play, and Kerr was able to score into the open net for the record-tying goal.

It’s just the second first-half goal of Kerr’s season as 14 of her goals have come after halftime, including all four in last week’s record-setting game.

Kerr had several chances to get No. 17 in the game, but Smith would not allow another past her on the night, making seven saves in the match. She stopped Kerr on a point-blank header in the 24th minute. Then in the 62nd minute, Smith came off her line to shut down a Kerr run in the box.

Kerr appeared to injure her ankle on the play, and briefly left the match, but returned.

She had another shot at her second goal of the game in the 68th minute, but her effort went just wide.

The Breakers nearly equalized in the 82nd minute. Defender Allysha Chapman sent a cross into the box that was punched away by Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, but the clearance fell to Breakers midfielder Rosie White. White took a quick right-footed shot but it went over the crossbar.

Stanton earned her fifth yellow of the season in the 57th minute and will be suspended for Sky Blue’s next game due to yellow card accumulation. Sky Blue defender Kelley O’Hara subbed into the match in the 59th minute, her first minutes with Sky Blue since returning from the Tournament of the Nations. She has been dealing with a right adductor strain.

Breakers midfielder Rose Lavelle, who was upgraded to questionable on the injury report as she recovers from a strained left hamstring, was available off the bench, but did not see any minutes.

Sky Blue will next face FC Kansas City on the road on Sunday. The Breakers pay a visit to Orlando to take on the Pride on Saturday.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
15

Kayla Mills

Defender
  59'
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
  57'
6

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
10

Daphne Corboz

Midfielder
  87'
16

Sarah Killion

Attacking Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Forward
  74'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  5'

substitutes

27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
5

Maya Hayes

Substitute
  87'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  74'
19

Kelley O'Hara

Substitute
  59'
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute

manager

 

David Hodgson

Manager

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
8

Julie King

Defender
  90 + 1'
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
21

Margaret Purce

Defender
10

Rosie White

Midfielder
26

Angela Salem

Midfielder
18

Tiffany Weimer

Midfielder
  57'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Midfielder
19

Adriana Leon

Forward
  60'   70'
23

Katie Stengel

Forward
  77'

substitutes

25

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
  57'
9

Natasha Dowie

Substitute
  77'
3

Brooke Elby

Substitute
  70'
17

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
11

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Boston Breakers 0.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Boston Breakers 0.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers).

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Maya Hayes with a headed pass.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Brooke Elby.

90'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Julie King (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rosie White.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Allysha Chapman with a cross.

87'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes replaces Daphne Corboz.

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rosie White.

79'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Dominique Richardson tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Natasha Dowie replaces Katie Stengel.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

76'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Madison Tiernan.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Brooke Elby replaces Adriana Leon.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

67'

FREE KICK WON

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

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Allysha Chapman tries a through ball, but Adriana Leon is caught offside.

64'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62'

START DELAY

Delay in match Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sarah Killion.

60'

YELLOW CARD

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

60'

FREE KICK WON

Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Kelley O'Hara replaces Kayla Mills.

58'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue).

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Morgan Andrews replaces Tiffany Weimer.

57'

YELLOW CARD

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card.

55'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erica Skroski.

49'

FREE KICK WON

Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Boston Breakers 0.

45'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Boston Breakers 0.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Margaret Purce.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

36'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Kayla Mills.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adriana Leon.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers).

34'

FREE KICK WON

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33'

MISS

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

31'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Kayla Mills tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers).

30'

FREE KICK WON

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

26'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

24'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daphne Corboz with a cross.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Julie King.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rosie White.

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

16'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Rosie White.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Allysha Chapman.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Dangerous play by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

MISS

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

9'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adriana Leon.

5'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Boston Breakers 0. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nikki Stanton with a through ball.

4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Rosie White tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Dominique Richardson tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
57
Morgan Andrews 25
Tiffany Weimer 18
59
Kelley O'Hara 19
Kayla Mills 15
70
Brooke Elby 3
Adriana Leon 19
74
McKenzie Meehan 2
Madison Tiernan 73
77
Natasha Dowie 9
Katie Stengel 23
87
Maya Hayes 5
Daphne Corboz 10
5
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Nikki Stanton 7

57
yellow card

Nikki Stanton 7

60
yellow card

Adriana Leon 19

90 +1
yellow card

Julie King 8

BOS

Goals & Assists

5′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Nikki Stanton

Disciplinary

57′ Sky Blue FC
Nikki Stanton
60′ Boston Breakers
Adriana Leon
90 + 1′ Boston Breakers
Julie King

Substitutions

57′ Boston Breakers
  Morgan Andrews
  Tiffany Weimer
59′ Sky Blue FC
  Kelley O'Hara
  Kayla Mills
70′ Boston Breakers
  Brooke Elby
  Adriana Leon
74′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Madison Tiernan
77′ Boston Breakers
  Natasha Dowie
  Katie Stengel
87′ Sky Blue FC
  Maya Hayes
  Daphne Corboz


NJ

Match Statistics


BOS

12
Shots
12
8
Shots On Goal
2
0
Shots Blocked
5
6
Corners
3
15
Crosses
14
4
Offsides
2
10
Fouls
4
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
383
Total Passes
457
65.3%
Passing Accuracy
74.4%
45.4%
Possession
54.6%
56
Duels Won
38
14
Tackles Won
12
2
Saves
7
21
Clearances
24

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Kayla Mills 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
6 M Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
10 M Daphne Corboz 87 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 1
16 AM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
73 F Madison Tiernan 74 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 2
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 1 0 7 7 0 4 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Maya Hayes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 S McKenzie Meehan 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
19 S Kelley O'Hara 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 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 0 12 2 0 0 0 0
2 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0
10 M Rosie White 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
26 M Angela Salem 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
18 M Tiffany Weimer 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 M Ifeoma Onumonu 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
19 F Adriana Leon 70 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 0
23 F Katie Stengel 77 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
25 S Morgan Andrews 33 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9 S Natasha Dowie 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Brooke Elby 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Rose Lavelle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 1 12 7 0 0 0 0