Boston Breakers BOS

4‑13‑7 , 3‑6‑3 Home

3
Final
Sat, Sep 30

Sky Blue FCNJ

10‑11‑3 , 4‑7‑1 Away

4

Jordan Field

Boston, Massachusetts

Attendance: 3,497

Kerr, O’Hara lead Sky Blue FC to wild 4-3 win in Boston

Kerr broke the single season scoring record with her 17th goal on Saturday

Sam Kerr scored her 17th of the season, and a NWSL record. (Photo credit: Mike Gridley/isiphotos.com)

Sam Kerr was chasing history, and in the final match of the 2017 NWSL season for Sky Blue FC, she caught it.

Kerr scored her 17th goal of the season during a wild night in Boston, as Sky Blue spoiled the Boston Breaker’s home closer with a 4-3 win. As was the prevailing theme of the night, it was a late goal that sealed it from Kelley O’Hara in the 87th minute.

During the first half, Natasha Dowie kicked things off with a brace in three minutes, finishing back-to-back chances in the 25th and 28th minutes.

Kerr was the first one on the scoreboard for Sky Blue, finding the back of the net in the 34th minute for the record breaker.

While there may have been some initial doubts, Kerr’s volley on the ball from Maya Hayes counted, and Kerr is now the sole holder of the record for most goals scored in a single NWSL season, as well as the leading all-time goalscorer in the NWSL.

The first half would end with Boston up 2-1, and it would stay that way for another 30 minutes. But Sky Blue got back-to-back goals of their own thanks to Madison Tiernan in the 76th minute and Erica Skroski in the 78th minute.

Boston got some help from Sky Blue to claw their way back into the game, after goalkeeper Caroline Casey contributed an own goal after failing to fully block a shot from rookie forward Ifeoma Onumonu.

Ultimately, it was Sky Blue co-captain Kelley O’Hara who finished things off in the 87th minute.

O’Hara finished the match with a goal and an assist, and helped Sky Blue FC to a sixth-place finish for the 2017 season.

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
17

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
21

Margaret Purce

Defender
  64'
26

Angela Salem

Defensive Midfielder
3

Brooke Elby

Defensive Midfielder
18

Tiffany Weimer

Attacking Midfielder
  53'
23

Katie Stengel

Attacking Midfielder
  62'
19

Adriana Leon

Attacking Midfielder
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward
  25', 28'

substitutes

25

Morgan Andrews

Substitute
  62'
33

Hayley Dowd

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  53'
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

Sky Blue FC

27

Caroline Casey

Goalkeeper
  85'(OG)
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
  78'
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
19

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  87'
5

Maya Hayes

Defensive Midfielder
  73'
7

Nikki Stanton

Defensive Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Defensive Midfielder
  72'   76'
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Attacking Midfielder
20

Samantha Kerr

Forward
  34'
6

Taylor Lytle

Forward
  81'

substitutes

4

Cassidy Benintente

Substitute
21

Leah Galton

Substitute
  81'
16

Sarah Killion

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  73'
15

Kayla Mills

Substitute
1

Kailen Sheridan

Substitute
33

Erin Simon

Substitute

manager

 

David Hodgson

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Boston Breakers 3, Sky Blue 4.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Boston Breakers 3, Sky Blue 4.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross following a corner.

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Caroline Casey.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

90'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Leah Galton tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Leah Galton with a cross following a corner.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Raquel Rodríguez.

88'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Natasha Dowie tries a through ball, but Margaret Purce is caught offside.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Margaret Purce.

87'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 3, Sky Blue 4. Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leah Galton.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Allysha Chapman with a headed pass.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

86'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

OWN GOAL

Own Goal by Caroline Casey, Sky Blue. Boston Breakers 3, Sky Blue 3.

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Nikki Stanton tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Leah Galton replaces Taylor Lytle.

78'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 3. Erica Skroski (Sky Blue) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Taylor Lytle with a cross following a set piece situation.

78'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

76'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 2. Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a cross.

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Nikki Stanton.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Maya Hayes.

72'

YELLOW CARD

Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue) is shown the yellow card.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

69'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers).

67'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Caroline Casey.

67'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Angela Salem.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ifeoma Onumonu (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Andrews.

64'

YELLOW CARD

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Morgan Andrews replaces Katie Stengel.

61'

OFFSIDE

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers).

53'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Tiffany Weimer.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Sky Blue).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51'

FREE KICK WON

Caroline Casey (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

50'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Erica Skroski.

START

Second Half begins Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 1.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Madison Tiernan.

40'

OFFSIDE

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

37'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Raquel Rodríguez.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Kelley O'Hara with a through ball.

34'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 1. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maya Hayes with a cross.

29'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

29'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Angela Salem.

28'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 2, Sky Blue 0. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tiffany Weimer with a cross.

25'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 1, Sky Blue 0. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Margaret Purce with a cross.

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

21'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

20'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Dominique Richardson.

19'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Taylor Lytle tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Stengel (Boston Breakers).

14'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

13'

OFFSIDE

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

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Erica Skroski with a cross.

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

8'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Abby Smith.

8'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raquel Rodríguez.

6'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

BOS
KO HT FT 90+
53
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Tiffany Weimer 18
62
Morgan Andrews 25
Katie Stengel 23
73
McKenzie Meehan 2
Maya Hayes 5
81
Leah Galton 21
Taylor Lytle 6
25
goal

Natasha Dowie 9

Assisted by: Margaret Purce 21

28
goal

Natasha Dowie 9

Assisted by: Tiffany Weimer 18

34
goal

Samantha Kerr 20

Assisted by: Maya Hayes 5

76
goal

Madison Tiernan 73

Assisted by: Kelley O'Hara 19

78
goal

Erica Skroski 8

Assisted by: Taylor Lytle 6

85
goal

Caroline Casey 27

Own goal

87
goal

Kelley O'Hara 19

Assisted by: Leah Galton 21

64
yellow card

Margaret Purce 21

72
yellow card

Madison Tiernan 73

NJ

Goals & Assists

25′ Boston Breakers
Natasha Dowie
Assisted by: Margaret Purce
28′ Boston Breakers
Natasha Dowie
Assisted by: Tiffany Weimer
34′ Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr
Assisted by: Maya Hayes
76′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan
Assisted by: Kelley O'Hara
78′ Sky Blue FC
Erica Skroski
Assisted by: Taylor Lytle
85′ Boston Breakers
Caroline Casey
Own goal
87′ Sky Blue FC
Kelley O'Hara
Assisted by: Leah Galton

Disciplinary

64′ Boston Breakers
Margaret Purce
72′ Sky Blue FC
Madison Tiernan

Substitutions

53′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Tiffany Weimer
62′ Boston Breakers
  Morgan Andrews
  Katie Stengel
73′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Maya Hayes
81′ Sky Blue FC
  Leah Galton
  Taylor Lytle


BOS

Match Statistics


NJ

14
Shots
11
4
Shots On Goal
6
5
Shots Blocked
2
11
Corners
3
31
Crosses
12
1
Offsides
6
4
Fouls
6
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
415
Total Passes
402
74%
Passing Accuracy
73.1%
51.8%
Possession
48.2%
32
Duels Won
40
12
Tackles Won
10
2
Saves
2
9
Clearances
29

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
2 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
21 D Margaret Purce 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 DM Angela Salem 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
3 DM Brooke Elby 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
18 AM Tiffany Weimer 53 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
23 AM Katie Stengel 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 AM Adriana Leon 90 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 1
9 F Natasha Dowie 90 2 0 3 3 0 0 2 0
25 S Morgan Andrews 28 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
33 S Hayley Dowd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 37 0 0 2 2 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 4 11 2 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 1 0 1 1 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 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
5 DM Maya Hayes 73 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DM Nikki Stanton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
73 DM Madison Tiernan 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
11 AM Raquel Rodriguez 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
20 F Samantha Kerr 90 1 0 8 8 0 6 0 0
6 F Taylor Lytle 81 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
4 S Cassidy Benintente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Leah Galton 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 S Sarah Killion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 S Kayla Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 S Kailen Sheridan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Erin Simon 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 3 15 2 0 0 0 1