Houston Dash HOU

7‑14‑3 , 3‑7‑2 Home

0
Final
Wed, Sep 27

North Carolina CourageNC

16‑7‑1 , 7‑4‑1 Away

4

H-E-B Park

Edinburg, Texas

Attendance: 2,905

Courage win the NWSL Shield, earn 12th shutout with 4-0 win over Dash

The Courage are now 16-6-1

The North Carolina Courage celebrate a goal. (Photo credit: Christian Inoferio/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage wrapped up the NWSL Shield with a 4-0 win over the Houston Dash on Wednesday night at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The win is the Courage’s 12th shutout of the regular season, a new NWSL record for most shutouts in the season. They are now 16-6-1 (49 points), which ties them with the 2014 Seattle Reign for most wins in a single season.

North Carolina scored four goals in a game for the first time this season.

It didn’t take long for the Courage to get on the board. They made it 1-0 in the 13th minute after a quick restart by defender Abby Dahlkemper. She passed to Sam Mewis who fired it past Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell for her sixth goal of the year.

The Courage made it 2-0 in the 38th minute after a wonderful individual effort from Lynn Williams, the reigning NWSL MVP. It’s the seventh goal of the season for Williams.

Midfielder Debinha made it 3-0 in favor of the Courage in the 51st minute.

Rookie forward Ashley Hatch scored her seventh goal of the season in the 56th minute to make it 4-0.

Hatch and Williams are tied for the team lead with seven goals this season.

Williams, Hatch and Debinha all finished the game with a goal and an assist each.

Goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo made her first start since May 27. She made four saves to pick up the record-setting shutout for the Courage.

The Courage will wrap up the regular season with a home game on Saturday night vs. the Orlando Pride. It could be a playoff preview — if the season ended today, the Pride would have the No. 4 seed, meaning they would face the Courage in the semifinal on October 8 in North Carolina. Both teams have already clinched their playoff spots.

The Dash (7-14-2, 23 points) wrap up their season on the road vs. FC Kansas City on Sunday, October 1.

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
22

Camille Levin

Defender
55

Janine van Wyk

Defender
  63'
12

Amber Brooks

Defender
23

Cami Privett

Defender
19

Kristie Mewis

Midfielder
5

Cari Roccaro

Midfielder
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Midfielder
  46'
14

Nichelle Prince

Forward
3

Rachel Daly

Forward
9

Sarah Hagen

Forward
  70'

substitutes

2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Substitute
16

Janine Beckie

Substitute
  70'
4

Bruna Benites

Substitute
  63'
11

Meghan Cox

Substitute
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
27

Caity Heap

Substitute
  46'
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute

manager

 

Omar Morales

Manager

North Carolina Courage

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Goalkeeper
25

Meredith Speck

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
26

Sam Witteman

Defender
  52'
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
  13'
9

Lynn Williams

Midfielder
  64'   38'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
  64'
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Midfielder
  51'
3

Makenzy Doniak

Midfielder
12

Ashley Hatch

Forward
  56'

substitutes

23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Substitute
2

Nora Holstad Berge

Substitute
  64'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
  64'
99

Katelyn Rowland

Substitute
11

Taylor Smith

Substitute
  52'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+2'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 4.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nora Holstad Berge (North Carolina Courage).

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cambria Privett (Houston Dash).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Rachel Daly tries a through ball, but Janine Beckie is caught offside.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

82'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Sabrina D'Angelo (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

76'

FREE KICK WON

Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

75'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

74'

FREE KICK WON

Camille Levin (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage).

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

74'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

73'

FREE KICK WON

Sabrina D'Angelo (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Camille Levin with a cross.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caity Heap (Houston Dash).

71'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Janine Beckie replaces Sarah Hagen.

70'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

70'

POST

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the box. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross following a corner.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meredith Speck.

66'

MISS

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

66'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Bruna Benites.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Stephanie Ochs replaces Lynn Williams.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Nora Holstad Berge replaces McCall Zerboni.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Bruna Benites replaces Janine van Wyk.

62'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

61'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash).

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

59'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a cross following a corner.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Ashley Hatch.

57'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meredith Speck.

56'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 4. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Debinha with a through ball.

53'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Cambria Privett.

52'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Taylor Smith replaces Samantha Witteman.

51'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 3. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachel Daly with a cross.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Caity Heap replaces Andressinha.

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2.

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Makenzy Doniak tries a through ball, but Ashley Hatch is caught offside.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andressinha.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

FREE KICK WON

Andressinha (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

38'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 2. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Makenzy Doniak (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Debinha.

36'

FREE KICK WON

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

35'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

33'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Kristie Mewis tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andressinha.

31'

FREE KICK WON

Camille Levin (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

29'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Cambria Privett.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Cambria Privett (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

25'

MISS

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

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Houston Dash).

21'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

20'

POST

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak with a cross following a corner.

20'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

19'

FREE KICK WON

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

16'

FREE KICK WON

Cambria Privett (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Andressinha tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

13'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper following a set piece situation.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash).

10'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Cambria Privett.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Amber Brooks following a set piece situation.

9'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

7'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

5'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

1'

OFFSIDE

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
46
Caity Heap 27
Andressa Cavalari Machry 17
52
Taylor Smith 11
Sam Witteman 26
63
Bruna Benites 4
Janine van Wyk 55
64
Nora Holstad Berge 2
McCall Zerboni 7
64
Stephanie Ochs 22
Lynn Williams 9
70
Janine Beckie 16
Sarah Hagen 9
13
goal

Samantha Mewis 5

Assisted by: Abby Dahlkemper 13

38
goal

Lynn Williams 9

Assisted by: Ashley Hatch 12

51
goal

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10

Assisted by: Lynn Williams 9

56
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

Assisted by: Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10

NC

Goals & Assists

13′ North Carolina Courage
Samantha Mewis
Assisted by: Abby Dahlkemper
38′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
Assisted by: Ashley Hatch
51′ North Carolina Courage
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
Assisted by: Lynn Williams
56′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
Assisted by: Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Houston Dash
  Caity Heap
  Andressa Cavalari Machry
52′ North Carolina Courage
  Taylor Smith
  Sam Witteman
63′ Houston Dash
  Bruna Benites
  Janine van Wyk
64′ North Carolina Courage
  Nora Holstad Berge
  McCall Zerboni
64′ North Carolina Courage
  Stephanie Ochs
  Lynn Williams
70′ Houston Dash
  Janine Beckie
  Sarah Hagen


HOU

Match Statistics


NC

12
Shots
16
4
Shots On Goal
6
3
Shots Blocked
4
4
Corners
7
22
Crosses
19
4
Offsides
2
14
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
424
Total Passes
345
75.9%
Passing Accuracy
67%
54.7%
Possession
45.3%
63
Duels Won
56
15
Tackles Won
11
2
Saves
4
24
Clearances
20

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Camille Levin 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
55 D Janine van Wyk 63 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
12 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
23 D Cami Privett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
19 M Kristie Mewis 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 3
5 M Cari Roccaro 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
17 M Andressa Cavalari Machry 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
14 F Nichelle Prince 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
3 F Rachel Daly 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
9 F Sarah Hagen 70 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 0
2 S Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Janine Beckie 20 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1
4 S Bruna Benites 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Meghan Cox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caity Heap 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 4 16 2 0 0 0 0
25 D Meredith Speck 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0
26 D Sam Witteman 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 1 0 3 3 2 0 2 0
9 M Lynn Williams 64 1 1 4 4 0 1 0 0
7 M McCall Zerboni 64 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3
10 M Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 90 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1
3 M Makenzy Doniak 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
12 F Ashley Hatch 90 1 1 4 4 0 1 4 1
23 S Kristen Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Jaelene Hinkle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Nora Holstad Berge 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 S Denise O'Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Stephanie Ochs 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 S Katelyn Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Taylor Smith 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Sabrina D’Angelo 90 0 12 4 0 0 0 2