North Carolina Courage NC

16‑7‑1 , 9‑3‑0 Home

1
Final
Sat, Sep 9

Houston DashHOU

7‑14‑3 , 4‑7‑1 Away

0

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 4,702

Courage clinch home playoff game with 1-0 win over Dash

It’s the 15th win of the season for North Carolina

Courage forwards Kristen Hamilton and Lynn Williams celebrate a goal. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

The North Carolina Courage clinched a home playoff game with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash on Saturday night in front of home crowd of 4,702 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

North Carolina’s semifinal game will take place on Sunday, October 8. Their seeding is still to be determined. The Courage are currently in first place at 15-6-0 with 45 points, but the second-place Thorns still have a chance to overtake them at the top of the table. 

The Courage’s 15 wins are one shy of tying the record set by Seattle Reign FC in 2014. North Carolina also tied the NWSL record for shutouts in a season with their 11th of the season, equaling the mark set by FC Kansas City in 2013. Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowlands eight clean sheets are two behind Barnhart’s individual total from the same season, and one behind Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch for the league lead.

Rowland came up big in the 48th minute, stopping a shot from Dash forward Sarah Hagen.

North Carolina forward Kristen Hamilton scored the game’s only goal in the 26th minute, her third of the season. The play started with a long throw-in taken by Jess McDonald, which Abby Erceg then flicked to the foot of Hamilton for the goal. 

The Dash  (7-12-2, 23 points) had already been eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day because of the Red Stars draw with FC Kansas City.

It’s the seventh 1-0 win of the season for the Courage, who have allowed just 18 goals this season.

North Carolina had a few opportunities to double the lead, but Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell made fives in the match. Her best one came in the 71st minute, a quick save with her feet on a close effort by fellow rookie Ashley Hatch.

McDonald thought she had scored in the 32nd minute, but was ruled offside on the play.

The game took place on Breast Cancer Awareness night for the Courage. Sisters Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) and Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage) were joined on the field by their mother Melissa, a breast cancer survivor, for the coin toss.

Both teams were missing starters who were suspended due to yellow card accumulation: McCall Zerboni for the Courage and Bruna Benites for the Dash.

The Courage will go for win No. 16 on September 24 when they visit Sky Blue FC. The Dash will next host the Red Stars on September 23.

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
  63'
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Midfielder
  26'
12

Ashley Hatch

Midfielder
  78'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Attacking Midfielder
  88'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
14

Jessica McDonald

Forward
  68'

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  68'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
  88'
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  78'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
22

Camille Levin

Defender
55

Janine van Wyk

Defender
  90 + 7'
12

Amber Brooks

Defender
2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
19

Kristie Mewis

Midfielder
  84'
5

Cari Roccaro

Midfielder
  64'
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Midfielder
14

Nichelle Prince

Forward
9

Sarah Hagen

Forward
  68'
3

Rachel Daly

Forward
  90 + 6'

substitutes

16

Janine Beckie

Substitute
  68'
11

Meghan Cox

Substitute
  90 + 6'
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
27

Caity Heap

Substitute
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
23

Cami Privett

Substitute
  84'

manager

 

Omar Morales

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Houston Dash 0.

90'+8'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Houston Dash 0.

90'+7'

YELLOW CARD

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

90'+7'

FREE KICK WON

Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+6'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+6'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Meghan Cox replaces Rachel Daly because of an injury.

90'+4'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Abby Dahlkemper.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

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

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

90'+2'

MISS

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

89'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89'

START DELAY

Delay in match Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Stephanie Ochs replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

87'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett tries a through ball, but Janine Beckie is caught offside.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett replaces Kristie Mewis.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Poliana (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kristie Mewis with a headed pass following a corner.

82'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

78'

OFFSIDE

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

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Ashley Hatch.

77'

MISS

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

77'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

77'

CORNER

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

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Makenzy Doniak with a cross.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

68'

SUBSTITUTION

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

68'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Janine Beckie replaces Sarah Hagen.

67'

START DELAY

Delay in match Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

65'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

64'

YELLOW CARD

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

YELLOW CARD

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

63'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

62'

OFFSIDE

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Daly.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

60'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

58'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

57'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amber Brooks (Houston Dash).

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Camille Levin (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

52'

FREE KICK WON

Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

51'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

50'

POST

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Andressinha (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Poliana.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

46'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Poliana (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Amber Brooks.

46'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'

OFFSIDE

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

43'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Sarah Hagen is caught offside.

42'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

40'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39'

START DELAY

Delay in match Camille Levin (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Andressinha tries a through ball, but Sarah Hagen is caught offside.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

35'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

OFFSIDE

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

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

30'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Andressinha.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

26'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 1, Houston Dash 0. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Erceg with a headed pass.

25'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage).

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a cross following a set piece situation.

23'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage).

21'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

19'

OFFSIDE

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

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash).

18'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

16'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15'

FREE KICK WON

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

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

OFFSIDE

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

6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

4'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
68
Makenzy Doniak 3
Jessica McDonald 14
68
Janine Beckie 16
Sarah Hagen 9
78
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Ashley Hatch 12
84
Cami Privett 23
Kristie Mewis 19
88
Stephanie Ochs 22
Denise O'Sullivan 8
90 +6
Meghan Cox 11
Rachel Daly 3
26
goal

Kristen Hamilton 23

Assisted by: Abby Erceg 6

63
yellow card

Abby Dahlkemper 13

64
yellow card

Cari Roccaro 5

90 +7
yellow card

Janine van Wyk 55

HOU

Goals & Assists

26′ North Carolina Courage
Kristen Hamilton
Assisted by: Abby Erceg

Disciplinary

63′ North Carolina Courage
Abby Dahlkemper
64′ Houston Dash
Cari Roccaro
90 + 7′ Houston Dash
Janine van Wyk

Substitutions

68′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Jessica McDonald
68′ Houston Dash
  Janine Beckie
  Sarah Hagen
78′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Ashley Hatch
84′ Houston Dash
  Cami Privett
  Kristie Mewis
88′ North Carolina Courage
  Stephanie Ochs
  Denise O'Sullivan
90 + 6′ Houston Dash
  Meghan Cox
  Rachel Daly


NC

Match Statistics


HOU

22
Shots
8
6
Shots On Goal
2
8
Shots Blocked
3
6
Corners
5
14
Crosses
16
4
Offsides
6
8
Fouls
11
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
314
Total Passes
409
64.6%
Passing Accuracy
70.7%
43.6%
Possession
56.4%
48
Duels Won
58
11
Tackles Won
21
2
Saves
5
12
Clearances
24

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 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 3 3 2 0 1 0
23 M Kristen Hamilton 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
12 M Ashley Hatch 78 0 0 6 6 1 0 1 1
8 AM Denise O'Sullivan 88 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 5 5 0 2 2 2
14 F Jessica McDonald 68 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0
3 S Makenzy Doniak 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Stephanie Ochs 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 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 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 8 2 0 0 0 0
22 D Camille Levin 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
55 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
19 M Kristie Mewis 84 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
5 M Cari Roccaro 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
17 M Andressa Cavalari Machry 90 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3
14 F Nichelle Prince 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
9 F Sarah Hagen 68 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1
3 F Rachel Daly 89 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
16 S Janine Beckie 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 S Meghan Cox 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Cami Privett 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 1 22 5 0 0 0 0