Sky Blue FC NJ

10‑11‑3 , 6‑4‑2 Home

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Final
Sun, Sep 10

Washington SpiritWAS

5‑15‑4 , 2‑8‑2 Away

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The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,008

Pugh, Spirit spoil Sky Blue FC’s playoff hopes

Sky Blue FC has been eliminated from playoff contention

Mallory Pugh and Whitney Church scored late in Washington's 2-1 comeback win over Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Robyn W. McNeil/isiphotos.com)

Rookie forward Mallory Pugh scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute after Whitney Church equalized in the 75th minute as the Washington Spirit came from behind to beat Sky Blue FC 2-1on Sunday night.

With the result, Sky Blue FC (9-11-2, 29 points) has been eliminated from playoff contention. They needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Washington moves into ninth place with a 5-13-4 record and 19 points.

Pugh broke the 1-1 deadlock with her fourth goal of the season. Lindsay Agnew earned her first NWSL assist on the play.

Pugh did not start the match and was listed as probable with a right hip flexor strain. She entered in the 62 minute and scored with her only shot of the match.

Church tied the game in the 75th minute when she headed in a corner kick from Shelina Zadorsky.

It’s the first goal of the season for Church and the first assist of the season for Zadorsky.

Spirit goalkeeper DiDi Haracic made seven saves in the win. Sky Blue FC took 21 total shots, but Haracic kept her team in the match.

In the 33rd minute, she turned away a close header by Hayes.

And then in the game’s final minutes, with Sky Blue desperate to turn around the result, she made back-to-back saves vs. Kelley O’Hara and Daphne Corboz. Church also came up big in the sequence, blocking a shot from O’Hara after Haracic’s first save.

Forward Maya Hayes scored in the 43rd minute to give Sky Blue the 1-0 lead.

Sam Kerr sent a pass to Hayes in the box and Hayes collided with Haracic. With the goalkeeper still on the ground, the ball bounced lose in the box — off Kerr and several Spirit defenders. Hayes got to her feet and scored. Haracic remained down on the play, but stayed in the game.

Kerr came into the game in search of her record-breaking 17th goal this season, but could not get on the scoresheet. She’ll get her next shot at the record on September 24 when Sky Blue hosts the North Carolina Courage.

The Spirit will next be in action on September 23 when they host the Breakers.

Sky Blue FC

1

Kailen Sheridan

Goalkeeper
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
6

Taylor Lytle

Defensive Midfielder
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Defensive Midfielder
  76'
16

Sarah Killion

Attacking Midfielder
5

Maya Hayes

Forward
  67'   43'
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward

substitutes

4

Cassidy Benintente

Substitute
27

Caroline Casey

Substitute
10

Daphne Corboz

Substitute
  67'
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  76'

manager

 

David Hodgson

Manager

Washington Spirit

21

DiDi Haracic

Goalkeeper
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
  75'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
3

Caprice Dydasco

Defender
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Midfielder
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
12

Morgan Proffitt

Midfielder
20

Cheyna Williams

Forward
  71'
9

Havana Solaun

Forward
  62'
8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Forward
  86'

substitutes

17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
  71'
23

Tori Huster

Substitute
  86'
11

Mallory Pugh

Substitute
  62'   85'
18

Kelsey Wys

Substitute

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 2.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 2.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Daphne Corboz (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Kerr.

90'+1'

OFFSIDE

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

90'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Whitney Church.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Tori Huster replaces Lindsay Agnew.

85'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 2. Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lindsay Agnew.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

81'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

80'

OFFSIDE

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

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Madison Tiernan.

75'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 1. Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky with a cross following a corner.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Kelley O'Hara.

73'

OFFSIDE

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

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Cali Farquharson replaces Cheyna Williams.

70'

OFFSIDE

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

69'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard with a through ball.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Madison Tiernan with a headed pass.

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Proffitt (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Daphne Corboz replaces Maya Hayes.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Mallory Pugh replaces Havana Solaun.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsay Agnew (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

60'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco with a cross.

59'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Madison Tiernan.

57'

OFFSIDE

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

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

55'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but Maya Hayes is caught offside.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

53'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit).

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Maya Hayes (Sky Blue).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cheyna Williams.

47'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lindsay Agnew.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Proffitt.

45'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

45'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Alyssa Kleiner with a headed pass.

44'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44'

START DELAY

Delay in match DiDi Haracic (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

43'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Washington Spirit 0. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

43'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maya Hayes.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erica Skroski with a through ball.

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Erica Skroski tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

34'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nikki Stanton with a cross following a corner.

33'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by DiDi Haracic.

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

32'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

30'

FREE KICK WON

Alyssa Kleiner (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsay Agnew (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caprice Dydasco.

29'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

28'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue).

25'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

MISS

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

14'

POST

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a through ball.

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Erica Skroski tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

5'

FREE KICK WON

Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes 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+
62
Mallory Pugh 11
Havana Solaun 9
67
Daphne Corboz 10
Maya Hayes 5
71
Cali Farquharson 17
Cheyna Williams 20
76
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Madison Tiernan 73
86
Tori Huster 23
Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 8
43
goal

Maya Hayes 5

75
goal

Whitney Church 5

Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky 4

85
goal

Mallory Pugh 11

Assisted by: Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 8

WAS

Goals & Assists

43′ Sky Blue FC
Maya Hayes
75′ Washington Spirit
Whitney Church
Assisted by: Shelina Zadorsky
85′ Washington Spirit
Mallory Pugh
Assisted by: Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

62′ Washington Spirit
  Mallory Pugh
  Havana Solaun
67′ Sky Blue FC
  Daphne Corboz
  Maya Hayes
71′ Washington Spirit
  Cali Farquharson
  Cheyna Williams
76′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Madison Tiernan
86′ Washington Spirit
  Tori Huster
  Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew


NJ

Match Statistics


WAS

20
Shots
16
10
Shots On Goal
5
2
Shots Blocked
6
2
Corners
4
14
Crosses
12
10
Offsides
1
4
Fouls
5
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
544
Total Passes
412
76.5%
Passing Accuracy
72.6%
56.9%
Possession
43.1%
44
Duels Won
36
17
Tackles Won
6
3
Saves
6
17
Clearances
30

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
19 D Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 3 3 0 2 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 1 1
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 DM Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
7 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
73 DM Madison Tiernan 76 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2
16 AM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
5 F Maya Hayes 67 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 0 0 8 8 0 7 1 0
4 S Cassidy Benintente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caroline Casey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Daphne Corboz 23 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Kailen Sheridan 90 2 16 3 0 0 0 0
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 D Caprice Dydasco 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 M Alyssa Kleiner 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
12 M Morgan Proffitt 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
20 F Cheyna Williams 71 0 0 5 5 0 1 2 1
9 F Havana Solaun 62 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0
8 F Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 86 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
17 S Cali Farquharson 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Tori Huster 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Mallory Pugh 28 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
18 S Kelsey Wys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
21 G DiDi Haracic 90 1 20 6 0 0 0 0