The Chicago Red Stars played a hard-fought match against San Diego Wave FC, but were unable to take home points, as the team fell 3-2.
17’ The Red Stars started the match winning a series of calls for corner kicks. In the 17th minute the team was finally able to convert, after a ball from Mallory Swanson ricocheted around the box until Yuki Nagasato was able to blast it into the net giving the Red Stars the early lead
21’ Four minutes after Chicago’s goal, San Deigo was able to take a strike from outside the Red Stars’ 18-yard box that found the hands of Alyssa Naeher, but the keeper was unable to wrangle the shot and the ball fell into the goal with help from Jaedyn Shaw
31’ San Diego whipped a ball into Chicago’s 18-yard box that was quickly pushed out by the head of a Red Stars player, but unfortunately landed at the feet of Shaw whose strike from outside the box got past Naeher putting the Wave up 2-1
41+3’ Three minutes into the eight minutes of added time of the first half, the Red Stars were awarded a penalty attempt. Swanson stepped up to take the shot and was able to convert to tie the game 2-2.
88’ The second half was back and forth between the two teams until an unintentional handball by the Red Stars in their own 18-yard box gave the Wave a penalty attempt, which was converted by Alex Morgan to give San Diego the 3-2 lead.
Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash April 1, 2023, 1:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium
Goals by Half
1 2 F
CHI 2 0 2
SD 2 1 3
CHI: 17’ Nagasato, 45+3’ Swanson (penalty)
SD: 21’ Ali, 32’ Shaw, 89’ Morgan
CHI: 49’ Tierna Davidson, 88’ Arin Wright
SD: 58’ Kornieck
CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger (Jenna Bike) (Cheyna Matthews), Tierna Davidson (Sami Feller), Tatumn Milazzo, Cari Roccaro, Yuki Nagasato, Sarah Griffith (Jill Aguilera), Arin Wright, Ella Stevens (Ava Cook), Penelope Hocking, Mallory Swanson
SD: Kailen Sheridan, Christen Westphal, Kaleigh Riehl, Naomi Girma, Kristen McNabb, Emily van Egmond, Danielle Colaprico (Kelsey Turnbow), Maggie Dougherty Howard (Taylor Kornieck), Jaedyn Shaw (Sofia Jakobsson), Amirah Ali (Makenzy Doniak), Alex Morgan
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