Chicago Red Stars Take Down OL Reign 1-0
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 4, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars beat OL Reign 1-0 behind a goal from Mallory Pugh, assisted on by rookie Sam Fisher.
16’ Danny Colaprico breaks though the Reign’s defense to take a shot from outside the box, but the Reign’s goalkeeper is able to coral the ball
22’ Alyssa Naeher punches away a chipped shot that comes dangerously close to the Red Stars’ net
29’ Mallory Pugh breaks away into the Reign’s territory, thanks to a headed pass from Jill Aguilera, and takes a shot attempt that narrowly misses the goal and the Red Stars get a corner kick
43’ Danny Colaprico takes another shot from outside the box but the Reign goalkeeper is able to coral the shot
46’ Samantha Fisher feeds a pass to Mallory Pugh inside the Reign box and she is able to score the first goal for the Red Stars
73’ A goal attempt from the Red Stars is narrowly blocked by the Reign goalkeeper
Continuing the pattern of young Red Stars players stepping up for the team, Samantha Fisher notched her first professional assist in the 46th minute when she slotted a ball to Pugh who was able to score.
Coming into the match, OL Reign was among the league leaders in shots on goal. Despite this, Chicago was able to out shoot the Reign nine to five, including six shots inside the box for Chicago compared to one from the Reign.
The combination of Naeher, Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse and Kayla Sharples are the only players to play and start all six matches for the Red Stars. The group tallied their first shutout of the season today after coming close last match.
Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit June 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m. CT at SeatGeek Stadium
Goals by Half
1 2 F
CHI 0 1 1
RGN 0 0 0
CHI: 46’ Mallory Pugh
CHI: 18’ Aguilera yellow card, 22’ Red Stars bench yellow card, 90’ Hill yellow card
CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Tatumn Milazzo, Kayla Sharples, Zoe Morse, Vanessa DiBernardo (Nagasato), Danielle Colaprico, Sarah Luebbert (Mautz), Jill Aguilera (Hill), Mallory Pugh, Sarah Griffith (Fisher), Ava Cook (Stevens)
RGN: Lauren Barnes (Lopez), Alana Cook, Quinn (Athens), Angelina (Stanton), Bethany Balcer (Watt), Sofia Huerta, Rose Lavella, Sam Hiatt, Veronica Latsko, Olivia Van Der Jagt, Phallon Tullis-Joyce