- Connor Moore
Watt scores, Miller keeps Orlando at bay as Red Stars top Pride 1-0
CHICAGO, Ill. (October 13, 2021) - The Chicago Red Stars, behind an early Kealia Watt goal and a clean sheet from Cassie Miller, defeated the Orlando Pride at home Wednesday, October 13.
6’ - Kealia Watt fires a volley after a corner kick that finds the back of the net for an early Red Stars lead
44’ - The Red Stars surrender a penalty kick to Orlando, but Alex Morgan pushes the shot wide left.
54’ - Mallory Pugh has a shot after taking on two Orlando defenders, but the ball hits the crossbar
Tierna Davidson was named tonight’s Player of the Match, and she was crucial to the Red Stars’ efforts to maintain a clean sheet. Davidson led the team in clearances with 13 while also contributing a tackle, interception and block. She also totaled 51 touches to go along with 33 passes.
Cassie Miller’s performance between the sticks for the Red Stars proved to be pivotal and kept the Orlando offense from scoring to earn a clean sheet. Miller faced six shots on target from the Pride (Orlando had 12 total), saving all of them while also registering a punch clearance on the night.
The lone goal on the night came from Kealia Watt’s 6th minute volley, and served as a preview of the rest of her night. Watt finished the game with 28 touches, 17 passes, led the team in open play crosses with four and with shots on target with three.
The Red Stars play their final regular season game at home this Saturday, October 16 as Chicago takes on Kansas City for Fan Appreciation Night at 7pm.
Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride October 13, 2021 SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Chicago Red Stars 1 0 1 Orlando Pride 0 0 0
Scoring Summary: CHI: Watt 6’
Disciplinary Report CHI: Watt 43’ (yellow card), Boyd 45’ (yellow card), Pugh 90+1’ (yellow card)
Lineup ORL: GK Harris, D Petersen, D Krieger (Pressley 64’), D Turner, D Riley (Kornieck 63’), M Jonsdottir (McClernon 82’), M Viggiano (Tymrak 68’), M Marta, F Taylor, F Leroux, F Morgan
CHI: GK Miller, D Krueger, D Gorden, D Davidson, D Wright, M Woldmoe, M Gautrat, M DiBernardo, F Pugh(Sharples 90’), F Hill (Johnson 68’), F Watt (Doniak 74’)