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Final
Sun, Sep 24

North Carolina CourageNC

16‑7‑1 , 7‑4‑1 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,690

Courage, Sky Blue FC draw 1-1

North Carolina could not wrap up the NWSL Shield on Sunday night

Courage rookie forward Ashley Hatch scored her sixth goal of the season in the first half vs. Sky Blue FC. (Photo credit: Robyn Walsh McNeil for isiphotos.com)

The Courage will have to wait another game to wrap up the NWSL Shield. Sam Kerr will have to wait another game for her record-breaking 17th goal. With several records possible on Sunday night at Yurcak Field in New Jersey, North Carolina and Sky Blue FC played to a 1-1 draw.

With a win, North Carolina would’ve clinched the best record in the league and the NWSL Shield. They were also in search of their record-breaking 12th shutout of the season, but Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez scored in the 75th minute to deny that record as well.

It’s the first tie of the season for the Courage, who had gone a record 21 games without a draw. They are now 15-6-1 with 46 points. The tie means they can’t best Seattle’s all-time record of 54 points in one season — though they will get two chances to equal or tie the Reign’s record 16 wins in that same 2014 season.

The game for Kerr came just two days after finding out that she was not named to the shortlist for the The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017.

“I expected it. It’s always the way,” Kerr told reporters after the game. “There’s been so many players that have missed out whether they deserved it or not.”

As for the record? “The record means nothing. I don’t care about records. We didn’t make the finals. That’s the main thing,” Kerr said.

Sky Blue FC was eliminated from the playoffs two weeks ago.

North Carolina forward Ashley Hatch thought she had scored the sixth goal of her rookie season in the 27th minute, but was ruled offside on the play.

On the ensuing restart from Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Caroline Casey, Hatch would get her goal. Sam Mewis won the ball at midfield, and Hatch was off to the races. She caught up to it and hit a left-footed shot to the far post to make it 1-0.

It looked for a moment in the 60th minute like Kerr had scored her record-breaking 17th goal of the season, but she was offside on the play.

Rodriguez evened the score in the 75th minute with some help from Kerr.

Courage forward Lynn Williams had a number of good chances in the match, but was denied by Casey on more than one occasion. Casey made six saves in the game, including a stop on Williams in the 86th minute

Casey started for the first time this season as rookie goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan had the night off.

North Carolina will play two games this week to finish the regular season. First up is a Wednesday night meeting with the Dash in Texas and then the regular season finale at home on Saturday night vs. the Pride.

Sky Blue FC (9-11-3, 30 points) will wrap up their season on Saturday in Boston vs. the Breakers.

Sky Blue FC

27

Caroline Casey

Goalkeeper
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
5

Maya Hayes

Defensive Midfielder
  46'
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
  65'
73

Madison Tiernan

Defensive Midfielder
  90 + 1'
16

Sarah Killion

Attacking Midfielder
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
6

Taylor Lytle

Forward

substitutes

4

Cassidy Benintente

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  90 + 1'
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  46'   75'
1

Kailen Sheridan

Substitute

manager

 

David Hodgson

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Taylor Smith

Defender
5

Samantha Mewis

Defensive Midfielder
23

Kristen Hamilton

Midfielder
12

Ashley Hatch

Midfielder
  65'   27'
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Attacking Midfielder
  72'
9

Lynn Williams

Forward
7

McCall Zerboni

Forward

substitutes

3

Makenzy Doniak

Substitute
  65'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
2

Nora Holstad Berge

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
26

Sam Witteman

Substitute
10

Débora Cristiane de Oliveira

Substitute
  72'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Madison Tiernan.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a cross following a corner.

90'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Raquel Rodríguez.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Debinha.

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a cross.

86'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Caroline Casey.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

86'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

84'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

83'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

83'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

79'

OFFSIDE

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

78'

OFFSIDE

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

76'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Madison Tiernan tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

76'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

75'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Samantha Kerr following a set piece situation.

74'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Debinha replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

68'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

65'

YELLOW CARD

Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Makenzy Doniak replaces Ashley Hatch.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

63'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

62'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

61'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60'

OFFSIDE

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

57'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

51'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Madison Tiernan.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Maya Hayes.

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

44'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

42'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41'

START DELAY

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

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

40'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Taylor Smith.

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (North Carolina Courage).

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton with a cross.

34'

OFFSIDE

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

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Samantha Kerr with a cross.

32'

FREE KICK WON

Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mandy Freeman.

29'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Caroline Casey.

29'

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 Kristen Hamilton.

27'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristen Hamilton with a headed pass.

27'

OFFSIDE

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

26'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

26'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

24'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Maya Hayes tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

23'

MISS

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

22'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lynn Williams.

21'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hatch with a headed pass.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

20'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

16'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

16'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Erceg with a headed pass.

16'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

14'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Taylor Lytle.

12'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11'

START DELAY

Delay in match Maya Hayes (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

6'

OFFSIDE

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

5'

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.

3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross following a corner.

2'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
46
Raquel Rodriguez 11
Maya Hayes 5
65
Makenzy Doniak 3
Ashley Hatch 12
72
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira 10
Denise O'Sullivan 8
90 +1
McKenzie Meehan 2
Madison Tiernan 73
27
goal

Ashley Hatch 12

Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton 23

75
goal

Raquel Rodriguez 11

Assisted by: Samantha Kerr 20

65
yellow card

Nikki Stanton 7

NC

Goals & Assists

27′ North Carolina Courage
Ashley Hatch
Assisted by: Kristen Hamilton
75′ Sky Blue FC
Raquel Rodriguez
Assisted by: Samantha Kerr

Disciplinary

65′ Sky Blue FC
Nikki Stanton

Substitutions

46′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Maya Hayes
65′ North Carolina Courage
  Makenzy Doniak
  Ashley Hatch
72′ North Carolina Courage
  Débora Cristiane de Oliveira
  Denise O'Sullivan
90 + 1′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Madison Tiernan


NJ

Match Statistics


NC

8
Shots
24
2
Shots On Goal
7
1
Shots Blocked
8
2
Corners
13
13
Crosses
26
7
Offsides
2
7
Fouls
5
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
431
Total Passes
332
75.9%
Passing Accuracy
73.8%
55.4%
Possession
44.6%
55
Duels Won
47
21
Tackles Won
14
6
Saves
1
23
Clearances
13

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
19 D Kelley O'Hara 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
5 DM Maya Hayes 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
73 DM Madison Tiernan 89 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1
16 AM Sarah Killion 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 0 1 2 2 0 5 0 2
6 F Taylor Lytle 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
4 S Cassidy Benintente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 1 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 45 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
1 S Kailen Sheridan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
27 G Caroline Casey 90 1 24 6 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
11 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
5 DM Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 4 4 3 0 1 1
23 M Kristen Hamilton 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2
12 M Ashley Hatch 65 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
8 AM Denise O'Sullivan 72 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 90 0 0 11 11 0 1 0 1
7 F McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 S Makenzy Doniak 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S Nora Holstad Berge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Stephanie Ochs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 8 1 0 0 0 0