Piscataway, NJ (September 15, 2019) – Sky Blue FC (4-13-4, 16 points) fell 3-0 to the Chicago Red Stars at Yurcak Field in a Sunday evening matchup. Chicago’s Morgan Brian, Sam Kerr, and Yuki Nagasato each had a goal.
The match started out slow with possession going back and forth between the sides. Sky Blue’s first chance on goal came in the 29th minute from the feet of Carli Lloyd. Paige Monaghan received the ball from a throw-in and quickly sent it up to Lloyd who hustled past Chicago defender Tierna Davidson. Lloyd went one-on-one with goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and was denied from point-blank range.
Chicago scored their first goal of the night in the 31st minute. Midfielder Morgan Brian collected a pass and sent it forward to Sam Kerr on the left side of the 18-yard box. Kerr crossed it back through the center of the box to an unmarked Brian, and she sent it to the back of the net.
Kerr scored in the 33rd minute to put Chicago up 2-0. Forward Yuki Nagasato threaded a ball to Kerr, who sent her shot low just under Kailen Sheridan attempted kick save.
Lloyd had another chance to put Sky Blue on the board in the 62nd minute. This timeRaquel Rodriguez threaded a ball to Lloyd on the right side of the 18-yard box and ripped a shot at Naeher who was able to make the save.
The final goal of the night came from Chicago in the 80th minute. Midfielder Zoey Goralski slipped a pass to Nagasato at the top of the 18-yard box, and sent the shot to the upper right-hand corner to make it 3-0.
Sky Blue FC returns home on Sunday, September 29th for the final home game of the season as Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris, and the Orlando Pride come to New Jersey for Fan Appreciation Day!
Tickets for September 29th are on sale now by calling 888-SBFC-TIX or by visiting skybluefc.com. All fans at the game will receive a Sky Blue FC game day poster.
Saker ShopRite Woman of the Match: Sarah Killion
NWSL Match Report
Match: Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago Red Stars
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Venue: Yurcak Field, Piscataway, NJ
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. ET
Weather: High 80s, Sunny
1 2 F
NJ 0 0 0
CHI 2 1 3
CHI – Morgan Brian (S. Kerr) – 31’
CHI – Sam Kerr (Y. Nagasato) – 33’
CHI – Yuki Nagasato (Z. Goralski) – 80’
NJ: 1-Kailen Sheridan, 8-Erica Skroski, 12-Gina Lewandowski, 24-Estelle Johnson, 28-Imani Dorsey, 3-Caprice Dydasco (7-Jen Hoy, 63’), 11-Raquel Rodriguez, 16-Sarah Killion (c), 19-Elizabeth Eddy (9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 69’), 4-Paige Monaghan (29-Amandine Pierre-Louis, 87’), 10-Carli Lloyd
Subs not used: 13-Didi Haracic, 5-Julie Doyle, 14-Kenie Wright, 17-Domi Richardson
Interim Head Coach: Freya Coombe
CHI: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 6-Casey Short, 8-Julie Ertz (c), 14-Sarah Gorden, 26-Tierna Davidson, 13-Morgan Brian (5-Katie Naughton, 85’), 23-Brooke Elby (32-Zoey Goralski, 76’), 24-Danielle Colaprico, 9-Savannah McCaskill (2-Nikki Stanton, 74’), 12-Yuki Nagasato, 20-Sam Kerr
Subs not used:21-Emily Boyd, 15-Maria Sanchez, 28-Kayla Sharples, 30-Hannah Davison
Head Coach: Rory Dames
Stats Summary: NJ / CHI
Possession: 45.3% / 54.7%
Shots: 14 / 11
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 2 / 6
Corner Kicks: 3 / 5
Fouls: 9 / 7
Offside: 5 / 4
NJ: Raquel Rodriguez (Yellow Card, 76’)
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva
Assistant Referee 1: Katarzyna Wasiak
Assistant Referee 2: Max Smith
Fourth Official: Scarlet Keane