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July 7, 2023

Chicago Red Stars Earn Second Straight Win 0-1 Over The Houston Dash

The Chicago Red Stars head into the National Women’s Soccer League break on a two-game win streak after shutting out the Houston Dash 0-1 behind a goal from rookie, Penelope Hocking in the 68th minute.  



14’ Houston sends a corner kick into Chicago’s 18-yard box that finds the head of one of their players who then sends the ball past Chicago’s goalkeeper, but a quick reaction from Julia Bianchi keeps the ball out of the net 


19’ On a throw-in, Chicago’s Bianca St-Georges gets the ball to Ella Stevens who has the space to turn and carry the ball up field before finally threading a ball through the Houston defense and to forward, Sarah Griffith, whose shot gets deflected by Houston’s keeper 


47’ Houston’s Ebony Salmon sends a dangerous cross into Chicago’s penalty area, but goalkeeper, Emily Boyd makes a diving save to stop the attack 


57’ Great hustle from Chicago’s Ava Cook keeps a ball in play and finds Ella Stevens whose nifty footwork gets her around a defender and gets the ball to a crossing Sarah Griffith, but Griffith is unable to convert 


67’ The Red Stars win a corner kick attempt, which is taken by Julia Bianchi, whose ball into the box finds Kayla Sharples, but her header attempt goes just over the cross bar 


68’ Chicago attacks quickly following two substitutions and a shot by Cari Roccaro ricochets off of St-Georges, lands at the feet of Penelope Hocking who puts it away for the goal, 0-1 Chicago 



  • 23 seconds after subbing into the match in the 68th minute, Penelope Hocking scored the match’s lone goal making it the fastest goal in league history by a substitute player. Tonight marked the first match for the forward since May 21 
  • In her second-straight start, Emily Boyd earned her second-straight shutout for the Red Stars 
  • Tonight marked Taylor Malham’s first regular-season start this season. The defender played 82 minutes and ranked in the top five Red Stars players in tackles (1) and completed passes (21)  
  • After missing one week due to a suspension, Julia Bianchi proved to be a force tonight for the Red Stars as the midfielder ranked in the top five Red Stars in chances created (2), completed passes (39), crosses attempted (4) and completed passes in the final third (12) 


Next Game 

Racing Louisville FC vs. Chicago Red Stars July 21, 2023, 7:00 p.m. CT at Lynn Family Stadium 


Goals by Half  

         1 2 F 

CHI 0 1 1 

HOU 0 0 0  


Scoring Summary: 

CHI: 68’ Penelope Hocking (Bianca St-Georges)


Disciplinary Report 


HOU:  86’ Courtney Petersen (Yellow Card), 97’ Bárbara Olivieri (Yellow Card) 



CHI: Emily Boyd, Casey Krueger, Kayla Sharples, Tierna Davidson, Taylor Malham (Arin Wright), Cari Roccaro, Julia Bianchi, Bianca St-Georges (Jenna Bike), Ella Stevens (Yuki Nagasato), Sarah Griffith (Penelope Hocking), Ava Cook (Jill Aguilera) 

HOU: Jane Campbell, Courtney Petersen, Ally Prisock, Katie Lind, Caprice Dydasco, Natalie Jacobs, Marissa Viggiano, María Sánchez, Ebony Salmon, Diana Ordóñez, Ryan Gareis (Olivieri) 

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