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Final
Sat, Jun 16

Utah Royals FCUTA

4‑3‑5 , 2‑2‑3 Away

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Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, North Carolina

Attendance: 5,164

Brittany Ratcliffe scores as Utah stuns North Carolina in the 94th minute

Utah Royals FC spoil the Courage's undefeated season

The forward entered the game in the 77th minute to score her second goal this season. (Photo credit:

Brittany Ratcliffe spoiled the Courage’s 12-game unbeaten streak on Saturday night scoring in the 94th minute to earn Utah Royals FC a 1-0 win on the road.

Ratcliffe entered the game in the 77th minute and in the 94th minute Utah Royals FC midfielder Diana Matheson took a free kick from far out that created a 50/50 scramble just outside the box. Ratcliffe battled with the Courage’s backline to win the ball and managed to not only win it, but turn and shoot into the upper left corner for the game-winner. This is Ratcliffe’s second goal of the year.

The Courage’s 12-game unbeaten streak was snapped on Saturday night, however they still hold on to first place in the league standings at 9-1-3 and 30 points. Utah Royals FC improve to 4-2-5 with the three points.

Utah Royals FC has only recorded one loss in their last eight games.

The first half didn’t see many opportunities for either side, with North Carolina’s best chance coming from forward Crystal Dunn in the 32nd minute. Midfielder McCall Zerboni combined for a one-two play just outside the box and Dunn was able to get a right-footed shot off, but Utah Royals FC goalkeeper Abby Smith came out with the save to keep it scoreless.

At the break both teams had five total shots. The final shooting breakdown was Courage 15 shots, Utah Royals FC eight shots.

Dunn finished the game with a team-high four shots. Dunn also had the best passing accuracy for her side according to Opta with 82.1% in 28 passes. Zerboni was key in the midfield for the Courage making seven tackles, two clearances and four interceptions. For Utah, the best attacking chances came from forward Katrina Gorry and Katie Stengel. Gorry finished the game with three shots and Stengel made three key passes in the win. Defensively, Becky Sauerbrunn held it down for her side making five tackles, 14 clearances and six interceptions on the day.

In the 69th minute the Courage had a chance to get ahead when Debinha served a dangerous ball into the box. Courage midfielder Denise O’Sullivan got a foot on it but her shot hit the crossbar.

In the final minute a loose ball in the box found the foot of Courage defender Merritt Mathias but her shot went just over.

Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland picked up the loss in net with two saves on the night, and Smith earned the win for her side with four saves.

The Courage will travel to Seattle Reign FC on June 23 and Utah Royals FC will head into Week 13 ready to face the Chicago Red Stars on the road on June 23.

North Carolina Courage

0

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
15

Jaelene Hinkle

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
10

Debinha

Midfielder
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
19

Crystal Dunn

Attacker
23

Kristen Hamilton

Attacker
  59'
14

Jessica McDonald

Attacker
  72'
1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Goalkeeper
21

Darian Jenkins

Attacker
20

Yuri Kawamura

Defender
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  59'
16

Cari Roccaro

Defender
25

Meredith Speck

Defender
9

Lynn Williams

Attacker
  72'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Midfielder
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
6

Katie Bowen

Midfielder
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Midfielder
  26'
10

Diana Matheson

Midfielder
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
  77'
24

Katie Stengel

Attacker
  68'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Attacker
  84'
18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Midfielder
  68'
12

Taylor Lytle

Midfielder
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacker
  77'   90 + 4'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Attacker
  84'
15

Erika Tymrak

Midfielder

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Utah Royals 1.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Utah Royals 1.

90'+5'

MISS

Attempt missed. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

90'+4'

GOAL

Goal! North Carolina Courage 0, Utah Royals 1. Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a cross.

88'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Katie Bowen.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Elise Thorsnes replaces Amy Rodriguez.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

78'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Debinha (North Carolina Courage).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Becky Sauerbrunn tries a through ball, but Diana Matheson is caught offside.

73'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Lynn Williams replaces Jessica McDonald.

70'

OFFSIDE

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

69'

POST

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Debinha.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Katie Stengel.

67'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

64'

POST

Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle following a corner.

63'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

59'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Denise O'Sullivan replaces Kristen Hamilton.

58'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

56'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

55'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Diana Matheson (Utah Royals).

53'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

52'

MISS

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

52'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

50'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

48'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

START

Second Half begins North Carolina Courage 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, North Carolina Courage 0, Utah Royals 0.

45'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Becky Sauerbrunn tries a through ball, but Amy Rodriguez is caught offside.

45'+2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45'+2'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'+1'

START DELAY

Delay in match Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage).

45'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a cross.

42'

FREE KICK WON

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

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Rebecca Moros tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage).

38'

FREE KICK WON

Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

33'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Stengel with a headed pass.

32'

OFFSIDE

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

32'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

26'

YELLOW CARD

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26'

FREE KICK WON

Jaelene Hinkle (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

24'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Abby Smith tries a through ball, but Amy Rodriguez is caught offside.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross.

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

7'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

5'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jaelene Hinkle with a cross following a corner.

4'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NC
KO HT FT 90+
59
Denise O'Sullivan 8
Kristen Hamilton 23
68
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
Katie Stengel 24
72
Lynn Williams 9
Jessica McDonald 14
77
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Katrina Gorry 19
84
Elise Thorsnes 20
Amy Rodriguez 8
90 +4
goal

Brittany Ratcliffe 25

26
yellow card

Desiree Scott 11

UTA

Goals & Assists

90 + 4′ Utah Royals FC
Brittany Ratcliffe

Disciplinary

26′ Utah Royals FC
Desiree Scott

Substitutions

59′ North Carolina Courage
  Denise O'Sullivan
  Kristen Hamilton
68′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Katie Stengel
72′ North Carolina Courage
  Lynn Williams
  Jessica McDonald
77′ Utah Royals FC
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Katrina Gorry
84′ Utah Royals FC
  Elise Thorsnes
  Amy Rodriguez


NC

Match Statistics


UTA

15
Shots
8
4
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
1
4
Corners
1
29
Crosses
8
2
Offsides
6
9
Fouls
5
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
417
Total Passes
349
74.1%
Passing Accuracy
64.2%
55.7%
Possession
44.3%
49
Duels Won
49
18
Tackles Won
18
2
Saves
4
8
Clearances
37

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
15 D Jaelene Hinkle 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 D Kaleigh Kurtz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0
10 M Debinha 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
19 Crystal Dunn 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
23 Kristen Hamilton 59 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
14 Jessica McDonald 72 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0
21 Darian Jenkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 D Yuri Kawamura 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 31 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 D Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Lynn Williams 18 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 8 2 0 0 0 0
1 G Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 M Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 M Katie Bowen 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
11 M Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
10 M Diana Matheson 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2
19 M Katrina Gorry 77 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1
24 Katie Stengel 68 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
8 Amy Rodriguez 84 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
9 M Lo’eau LaBonta 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 M Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Brittany Ratcliffe 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
20 Elise Thorsnes 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 M Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 0 15 4 0 0 0 0
18 G Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0