Lynn Williams continues to impress in her time on the pitch for Gotham FC, as Williams is a huge part of the ladies earning a 1-0 victory over the North Carolina Courage in NWSL action on Saturday.
Thus far Gotham FC has a 3-0-1 mark, as the ladies have been able to get their third straight victory and clean sheet over eight days in the matches, they have been able to play in thus far.
“I was really happy to give all of our fans the win at home,” said Gotham FC Head Coach Juan Carlos Amorós. “I feel like all of the hard work we are doing is paying off.”
Gotham FC fans are encouraged to check out more of what Coach Juan had to say about the match and the team’s performance by checking out the video below:
The ladies faced a familiar challenge though as they once again waited out lighting and thunder prior to the start of the action. In a game that seemed similar to their home opener. Just this time the ladies had stayed prepared and played to their style of soccer with being able to find the scoring touch in front of their faithful fans.
Once the lighting wore off there was consistent rain throughout the night, somehow or the other the ladies made things work in their favor by applying offensive pressure to the North Carolina cage.
It was in the 80th minute when Williams got a brilliant connection from Yazmeen Ryan, as Lynn got the ball to the bottom left corner of the net.
Ryan shares these thoughts on the match and how much it meant to have the fan support after the rain delay:
“I’m so happy to get on the board in some way,” said Ryan. “I got it over to Lynn, and then Lynn did her thing.”
After that the defense once again stood tall in being able to keep the Courage off the scoreboard. Thus far the ladies have been solid defensively as they now have three clean sheets in a row. That streak includes the most recent UKG Challenge Cup match that was played on Wednesday.
Thus far Abby Smith has played a tremendous part in the goalkeeper position, and made a wonderful save in the 58th minute, as she made a double save in that moment.
“You just have to really keep your eye on the ball,” Smith said of playing in the rain. “I just had to make it work. This was a team effort. We stayed focused from minute one to minute 97. We came out after the delay and knew it was really important and keep our focus — especially as part of a three-game week. We did everything we needed to do in the second half. This is where our standards are now.”
To see more about what Smith had to say about the match that included how the team has been communicating and working on their focus fans are encouraged to click on the video below:
Gotham FC will now prepare for a road test on Sunday, April 30 as they take on the Kansas City Current. These two teams will clash at Current in Children’s Mercy Park at 6:00 p.m.
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