Chicago nearly reaches season high for shots in a loss to Washington
CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars fell to the Washington Spirit 2-0. Captain Vanessa DiBernardo led the team with four shots while Katie Johnson, Casey Short and Yuki Nagasato each contributed three shots each.
7th Minute: Vanessa DiBernardo sends a shot flying into the box that ultimately finds the shoulder of Spirit defender Paige Nielsen to deflect and clear.
9th Minute: A corner kick by Washington deflects off Nagasato for an own goal that puts Washington in the lead.
38th Minute: Katie Johnson gets open and sends a shot sailing just over the crossbar
59th Minute: Casey Short and Maria Sanchez work together to get the ball low in the box while both goalkeeper Audrey Bledsoe and Katie Johnson topple with the force of the save.
63rd Minute: Sarah Gorden sends the ball away from Arielle Ship in a great defensive play, but it isn’t enough as Dorian Bailey recaptures it to send a cross to Spirit forward Ashley Hatch, who notches the second goal for Washington.
Chicago will take on the Portland Thorns at Providence Park on Sunday, June 2 for the club’s final match before the league-wide break for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT. The game marks the first home game for Portland since adding in additional seating and updating Providence Park.
Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit
May 26, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 0 0 0
Washington Spirit 1 1 2
WAS: Boyd (Own Goal), 9’
WAS: Hatch (Ship), 63’
WAS – Yellow Card: Dougherty-Howard (16’)
CHI – Yellow Card: Katie Johnson (90 + 3’)
CHI: GK Boyd, D Short, D Naughton (Szczesny, 75’), D Gorden, D Wright, M Stanton, M DiBernardo ©, M Elby (Sanchez, 55’), M Vasconcelos (Goralski, 75’), F Nagasato, F Johnson
WAS: GK Bledsoe, D Huster, D Nielsen, D Staab, D McGrady (Hudson, 77’), M Sullivan © , M Dougherty-Howard, M Farquharson (Bailey, 60’), F DiBiasi, F Hatch, F Ship (Thomas, 74’)
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.
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