Sky Blue FC hosted 2018 BIG 12 Champions West Virginia University in its second preseason game on Saturday afternoon at Sportika Sports. Despite a hard fought battle from both sides through 90 minutes, the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
“We’ve been working on our defensive organization all week, so I think we did a really good job finding our lines, communicating and it was a huge step in the right direction from the firstgame,” Head Coach Denise Reddy said. “West Virginia is a really good team who put us underpressure and made it very hard for us to build out.”
Reddy made three changes to her starting lineup from last week’s 6-0 victory over St. John’s University, including Erica Skroski at left back, Naho Kawasumi on the right wing and Savannah McCaskill in for Carli Lloyd up top.
The match saw Kaylan Marckese play her first minutes in a Sky Blue FC jersey since being drafted No. 19 overall in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
Sky Blue plays its third preseason match on Friday, March 29 when the Club hosts fellow New Jersey team, Rutgers University, at Sportika Sports in Manalapan. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. For entrance into the game please RSVP online at skybluefc.com/schedule.
The Club’s first official league match will be played on April 13 against the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex and the home opener will take place on Saturday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. ET against the Houston Dash at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers.