Hill Scores, Mautz Returns as Chicago Beats North Carolina 1-0
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 5th, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars, led by Rachel Hill’s 29th minute goal and Alyssa Mautz’s NWSL return, braved the heat at home and defeated the North Carolina Courage 1-0.
7’ - A flurry of shots from the Red Stars, highlighted by Mal Pugh and Vanessa DiBernardo, all were deflected by the Courage defense.
27’ - Kealia Watt’s breakaway goal attempt curls just wide of the far post.
29’ - Rachel Hill finishes off a Tierna Davidson cross to put the Red Stars up by one.
48’ - Pugh almost opens up the second half with a goal from the center of the box, but North Carolina’s Casey Murphy is able to control the shot.
71’ - Alyssa Mautz comes in as a substitute, making her first appearance in an NWSL game since 2019 following multiple significant knee injuries.
Rachel Hill’s Player of the Match effort was felt throughout the game, ultimately affecting Saturday’s win on both sides of the ball. In addition to scoring the lone goal, Hill had 57 touches to go along with 30 passes – 25 of which were in the opposing half (tied for the team lead) – four open play crosses (a team high), three tackles, two clearances and an interception.
Morgan Gautrat played a crucial role in Chicago’s midfield. Gautrat led the team in passes with 42 to go along with a shot on target, 57 touches, and two tackles and clearances each.
Sarah Woldmoe’s impact on the game was also felt in the midfield, dictating play along with midfielders Gautrat and Vanessa DiBernardo. Woldmoe tied for the team lead in clearances with five and finished with 30 passes at an accuracy of 70%, 49 touches, and a shot.
Today’s game marked the return to NWSL action for Alyssa Mautz. After entering the game in the 71st minute, Mautz officially played in her first NWSL game since suffering back-to-back ACL injuries in 2019 and 2020. Mautz finished the game with 14 touches, won all her aerial duels and totaled nine passes.
The Red Stars come back from the international break in two weeks at home, facing the Washington Spirit on June 19th as part of a Juneteenth game at 7 p.m. CT.
Chicago Red Stars vs North Carolina Courage June 5, 2021 SeatGeek Stadium (Chicago, IL)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 1 0 1
North Carolina Courage 0 0 0
Scoring Summary CHI: Hill 29’ Discipline Report: CHI: Woldmoe 88’ (yellow card)
NC: GK Murphy, D Pickett, D Mathias (Williams 78’), D Caldwell, D Erceg, M Debinha, M Mewis (Roccaro 78’), M Solaun (Ratcliffe 85’), M O’Sullivan (Mace 63’), F Williams, F McDonald (Hamilton 63’)
CHI: GK Naeher, D Krueger, D Davidson, D Wright, D Gorden, M Gautrat, M DiBernardo (Stanton 90+4’), M Woldmoe, F Pugh, F Watt (Johnson 83’), F Hill (Mautz 71’)