Houston Dash HOU

3‑4‑5 , 2‑1‑4 Home

1
Final
Sun, Jun 3

North Carolina CourageNC

9‑1‑3 , 5‑0‑1 Away

1

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 2,941

Courage draw late, extend unbeaten streak to 12 games

The Courage are now 9-0-3

The unbeaten streak almost ended, but Frannie Crouse‘s first pro goal in her NWSL debut saved a depleted Courage team from a road loss to the Houston Dash on Sunday night in Week 10. Crouse’s goal came in the 80th minute to tie the game 1-1 on a hot night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Courage are now 9-0-3, tied for the second-longest unbeaten streak to start a season with the 2016 Thorns, who started with 12 games unbeaten (7-0-5). The longest unbeaten streak to begin an NWSL season came in 2014 when Seattle Reign FC went 13-0-3 before losing. The Courage are well ahead in first place, 12 points clear of the second-place Reign.

The Courage were without six of their regular starters in the game. McCall Zerboni — who had played every minute before this game — as well as Crystal Dunn, Sam Mewis, Merritt Mathias and Abby Dahlkemper were called into U.S. women’s national team training camp ahead of next week’s friendlies and missed the match. Denise O’Sullivan, who is on international duty for Ireland, also missed the match.

Yuri Kawamura and Cari Roccaro took the Zerboni/Mewis spots in the center of the midfield. Kaleigh Kurtz swapped into the center back spot with Elizabeth Eddy at right back. Meredith Speck started on the left wing in the midfield.

But it was Crouse, in her pro debut, who rescued the Courage. Eddy served a cross into the box and Crouse won the initial header. The ball bounced off a Dash defender and Crouse let it bounce once in front of her before roofing a left-footed shot over Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell to equalize.

Crouse came into the game for Speck in the 63rd minute. The rookie was selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft and signed with the team on March 23. She did not appear in any games and was waived on May 28th to make room for Kawamura’s return from the disabled list. Crouse was then signed as a national team replacement player on the 31st for this weekend’s game.

Dash rookie forward Veronica Latsko, who has scored two late game-winning goals this season, had a chance to make it three in the 85th minute, but her shot went wide and out of danger.

After a scoreless first half, Kealia Ohai broke through for the home side with her second goal of the season, and second in two games. Campbell served a long ball forward and into the final third for Ohai, who beat Roccaro and sent her shot past Katelyn Rowland to give Houston a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute.

The goal was the Dash’s first-ever goal against the North Carolina Courage. They’d been shutout in each of their previous three meetings.

The Dash were missing Kristie Mewis, who was suffered a knee injury last week and will miss the remainder of the season.

The Courage took just eight in the match and three on target. They earned just two corners on the night as well.

The draw comes at the end of a four-game road trip for North Carolina with the Courage going 3-0-1 in those games. All three of the Courage draws this season have come with the team trailing late and scoring in the 75th minute or later to keep the unbeaten streak alive. Dunn, Zerboni and now Crouse have all scored late-game tying goals this season.

For the Dash, the loss drops them to 3-4-5 (14 points) after a strong performance in May that saw them go 3-1-2.

Both teams will get a rest as the NWSL heads into the FIFA break. The Courage will host Utah Royals FC on Saturday, June 16. The Dash won’t be in action again until Friday, June 22, when they host Portland Thorns FC.

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
22

Amber Brooks

Defender
5

Janine van Wyk

Defender
9

Haley Hanson

Midfielder
6

Meleana Shim

Midfielder
10

Linda Motlhalo

Midfielder
7

Kealia Ohai

Attacker
  83'   49'
17

Kyah Simon

Attacker
  67'
14

Nichelle Prince

Attacker
  60'
3

Rachel Daly

Attacker
  68'
20

Lindsay Agnew

Defender
2

Michaela Hahn

Midfielder
30

Bianca Henninger

Goalkeeper
13

Savannah Jordan

Attacker
  67'
18

Kimberly Keever

Defender
11

Thembi Kgatlana

Attacker
  90 + 3'   60'
12

Veronica Latsko

Midfielder
  83'

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

North Carolina Courage

0

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
  80'
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Defender
  45'
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Midfielder
25

Meredith Speck

Defender
  63'
20

Yuri Kawamura

Defender
16

Cari Roccaro

Defender
10

Debinha

Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Attacker
  45 + 1'   56'
14

Jessica McDonald

Attacker
12

Frannie Crouse

Attacker
  63'   80'
18

Michele Dalton

Goalkeeper
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacker
21

Darian Jenkins

Attacker
  56'
27

Morgan Reid

Defender
30

Sarah Teegarden

Midfielder
29

Ryan Williams

Defender
  80'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

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

90'+6'

END 2

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

90'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Thembi Kgatlana (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thembi Kgatlana (Houston Dash).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Savannah Jordan (Houston Dash).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thembi Kgatlana (Houston Dash).

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

87'

MISS

Attempt missed. Haley Hanson (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Meleana Shim with a cross following a corner.

86'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Elizabeth Eddy.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Linda Motlhalo.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko replaces Kealia Ohai.

82'

OFFSIDE

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

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Thembi Kgatlana (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Ryan Williams replaces Jaelene Hinkle.

80'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Frannie Crouse (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Frannie Crouse (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elizabeth Eddy with a cross.

78'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Houston Dash).

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

68'

YELLOW CARD

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

68'

FREE KICK WON

Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Savannah Jordan replaces Kyah Simon.

67'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Debinha.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

66'

FREE KICK WON

Yuri Kawamura (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Frannie Crouse (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Darian Jenkins.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Frannie Crouse replaces Meredith Speck.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elizabeth Eddy with a cross.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Thembi Kgatlana replaces Nichelle Prince.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Darian Jenkins replaces Lynn Williams.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

53'

OFFSIDE

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Eddy (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

FREE KICK WON

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

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

49'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, North Carolina Courage 0. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jane Campbell.

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Meleana Shim tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Meleana Shim (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

START

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

45'+7'

END 1

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

45'+6'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Rachel Daly tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+1'

YELLOW CARD

Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

45'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Meleana Shim following a set piece situation.

45'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'

YELLOW CARD

Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43'

START DELAY

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

42'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage).

41'

FREE KICK WON

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

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage).

40'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash).

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Houston Dash).

31'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Jaelene Hinkle.

27'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26'

START DELAY

Delay in match Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

24'

OFFSIDE

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

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Nichelle Prince.

19'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18'

START DELAY

Delay in match Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage) because of an injury.

17'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nichelle Prince.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).

10'

OFFSIDE

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

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kyah Simon with a through ball.

6'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

6'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

3'

OFFSIDE

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

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK WON

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

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Eddy (North Carolina Courage).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
56
Darian Jenkins 21
Lynn Williams 9
60
Thembi Kgatlana 11
Nichelle Prince 14
63
Frannie Crouse 12
Meredith Speck 25
67
Savannah Jordan 13
Kyah Simon 17
80
Ryan Williams
Jaelene Hinkle 15
83
Veronica Latsko 12
Kealia Ohai 7
49
goal

Kealia Ohai 7

Assisted by: Jane Campbell 1

80
goal

Frannie Crouse 12

45
yellow card

Kaleigh Kurtz 31

45 +1
yellow card

Lynn Williams 9

68
yellow card

Rachel Daly 3

90 +3
yellow card

Thembi Kgatlana 11

NC

Goals & Assists

49′ Houston Dash
Kealia Ohai
Assisted by: Jane Campbell
80′ North Carolina Courage
Frannie Crouse

Disciplinary

45′ North Carolina Courage
Kaleigh Kurtz
45 + 1′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams
68′ Houston Dash
Rachel Daly
90 + 3′ Houston Dash
Thembi Kgatlana

Substitutions

56′ North Carolina Courage
  Darian Jenkins
  Lynn Williams
60′ Houston Dash
  Thembi Kgatlana
  Nichelle Prince
63′ North Carolina Courage
  Frannie Crouse
  Meredith Speck
67′ Houston Dash
  Savannah Jordan
  Kyah Simon
80′ North Carolina Courage
  Ryan Williams
  Jaelene Hinkle
83′ Houston Dash
  Veronica Latsko
  Kealia Ohai


HOU

Match Statistics


NC

13
Shots
8
1
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
1
3
Corners
2
13
Crosses
13
6
Offsides
1
9
Fouls
6
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
412
Total Passes
446
69.2%
Passing Accuracy
70.2%
48.2%
Possession
51.8%
63
Duels Won
50
15
Tackles Won
12
2
Saves
0
20
Clearances
6

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
2 M Michaela Hahn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 M Haley Hanson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 M Meleana Shim 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
10 M Linda Motlhalo 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
7 Kealia Ohai 83 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1
17 Kyah Simon 67 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0
14 Nichelle Prince 60 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3 Rachel Daly 90 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 2
20 D Lindsay Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Savannah Jordan 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 D Kimberly Keever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Thembi Kgatlana 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
12 M Veronica Latsko 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 1 8 2 0 0 0 0
30 G Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Kaleigh Kurtz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
4 M Elizabeth Eddy 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
25 D Meredith Speck 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 D Yuri Kawamura 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
16 D Cari Roccaro 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 M Debinha 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
9 Lynn Williams 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 Jessica McDonald 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
12 Frannie Crouse 27 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1
23 Kristen Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Darian Jenkins 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
27 D Morgan Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 M Sarah Teegarden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 D Ryan Williams 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
0 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 13 0 0 0 0 0
18 G Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0