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June 10, 2023

Chicago Red Stars Shutout by North Carolina Courage, 0-5

The Chicago Red Stars go scoreless against the North Carolina Courage in a 0-5 loss. The Red Stars take the field again Wednesday, June 14, when the team travels to Kansas City to take on the Current in a mid-week UKG Challenge Cup matchup.  

 

KEY MOMENTS: 

 

11’ North Carolina’s Kerolin sends in a cross from the left that Alyssa Naeher can’t get in front of, putting the Courage on the board early, 0- 1 North Carolina 

 

29’ Casey Krueger puts on the speed to come from behind and shut down a dangerous Courage breakaway run  

 

31’ North Carolina’s Mille Gijl gets past the Red Stars defense to find the back of the net and extend the Courage lead, 0-2 North Carolina 

 

34’ Kerolin sneaks past Tierna Davidson and draws Naeher out of the net, which allows Kerolin to add a third Courage goal, 0-3 North Carolina 

 

39’ After the Courage make a run into the box, a sliding Krueger and diving Naeher team up for a spectacular save 

 

40’ A cross by Casey Krueger nearly misses the head of Yuki Nagasato just in front of the net 

 

44’ Bianca St-Georges sends in a lofty shot that is stopped by North Carolina goalkeeper, Casey Murphy 

 

52’ North Carolina’s Narumi Muira puts the ball at the feet of Denise O’Sullivan, who adds to the Courage scoreline, 0-4 

 

57’ Ella Stevens makes a run up the right side, sending a cross into the box that is deflected 

 

60’ Kerolin beats the Red Stars defense and finds the back of the net for a third time, 0-5 

 

84’ Jill Aguilera takes a shot from the center of the box, but too much height sends it over the crossbar 

 

90+5’ A shot launched from outside the box forces Alyssa Naeher to make a diving save 

 

GAME NOTES: 

  • Five Red Stars, all starters, completed 80 percent or more of their passes on the pitch tonight: Tierna Davidson (86.2%), Casey Krueger (84.3%), Cari Roccaro (92.9%), Arin Wright (85.0%) and Julia Bianchi (88.1%). 
  • In addition to her 84.3% passing accuracy, defender Casey Krueger put in work on both ends of the field during the match, completing more passes in the final third (7) and creating more chances (2) than any other Red Star. 

 

Next Game 

Kansas City Current vs. Chicago Red Stars June 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m. CT at Children’s Mercy Park 

 

Goals by Half  

           1 2 F 

CHI 0 0 0 

NCC 3 2 5 

 

Scoring Summary: 

CHI:
NCC: 11’ Kerolin (Gejl), 31’ Gejl (O’Sullivan), 34’ Kerolin (Kurtz), 52’ O’Sullivan (Miura), 60’ Kerolin (Boade) 

 

Disciplinary Report 

CHI: 76’ Jenna Bike, 90+8’ Tatumn Milazzo 

NCC:  

 

Lineups 

CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger, Tierna Davidson, Tatumn Milazzo, Cari Roccaro (Fisher), Julia Bianchi, Yuki Nagasato (Aguilera), Bianca St-Georges (Bike), Arin Wright, Sandra Starke (Stevens), Ava Cook (Matthews) 

NCC: Casey Murphy, Ryan Williams, Kaleigh Kurtz, Malia Berkely, Emily Fox, Denise O’Sullivan, Victoria Pickett (Tagliaferri), Narumi Miura, Kerolin Nicoli (Ratcliffe), Mille Gejl (Pinto), Tess Boade (Wingate) 

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