CHICAGO, Ill. (October 16, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars, behind a KC NWSL own goal from Kristen Edmonds and a second-half goal from Makenzy Doniak, defeated KC NWSL 2-1 Saturday, October 16.
34’ - A flurry of attacks from the Red Stars leads to a deflected shot off Kansas City’s Kristen Edmonds that bounces in the net for an own goal to give Chicago the lead 37’ - KC’s Hallie Mace gets a head on the ball off of a corner to equalize the game 50’ - Kealia Watt, who receives a pass from Mal Pugh’s breakaway, sets up Makenzy Doniak to slot the ball into the net to regain the lead for the Red Stars
Arin Wright’s 90 minute performance tonight (74 touches, 43 passes, three interceptions) will go down as one of her more memorable ones, as in the 49th minute of play Wright eclipsed the 10,000 minute mark in her NWSL career. This is just another accomplishment of several this season for Wright who is playing in her first full season since the birth of her son, was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this year and played her first games as a professional in her home state of Kentucky during the inaugural Women’s Cup.
Makenzy Doniak returned to the Red Stars’ starting lineup and instantly contributed. Doniak scored what would be the go-ahead and game-winning goal in the 50th minute while also adding 37 touches, 24 passes and added two tackles defensively.
Morgan Gautrat’s effort in the midfield kept the Red Stars’ tempo intact throughout the game which would help Chicago earn three points. Gautrat led the team with 50 passes and 35 passes in the opposition half, and also led the team with five interceptions defensively.
The Red Stars play their final regular season game of the season Friday, October 29 as they travel to take on the Orlando Pride.
Chicago Red Stars vs KC NWSL October 16, 2021 SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 1 1 2 KC NWSL 1 0 1
Scoring Summary: CHI: Edmonds 34’ (OG), Doniak 50’ (Watt) KC: Mace 37’ (Bowen)
Disciplinary Report KC: Ball 88’ (yellow card)
Lineup KC: GK Franch, D Ball, D Nolf (Silva 66’), D Edmonds, D Corsie, M Mace (Larroquette 90+2), M Scott, M LaBonta, F Bowen (McCain 57’), F Hamilton, F Jenkins
CHI: GK Miller, D Krueger, D Gorden, D Davidson, D Wright, M Woldmoe, M Gautrat, M Johnson (DiBernardo 67’), F Pugh (Hill 90+4’), F Doniak (Mautz 80’), F Watt