San Jose, Calif. (May 17, 2024) – San Diego Wave FC (3-4-2, 11 points) fell 2-1 to Bay FC (3-7-0, 9 points) at PayPal Park on Friday night. 

Kyra Carusa opened the scoring for San Diego in the 23rd minute with her second goal of the season, tied for the team lead. Midfielder Savannah McCaskill hit an inswinging corner kick that was bouncing in the box before finding the feet of Carusa. The San Diego native was able to connect with the ball and hit a first-time shot into the bottom left corner. 

Bay FC pulled one back in the 55th minute by way of Scarlett Camberos to find the equalizer. The home side then grabbed the go-ahead goal through an own goal that garnered through the pressure of Bay forward Racheal Kundananji in the 87th minute

Next on the schedule: San Diego Wave FC travels to face Angel City FC on Thursday, May 23 at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. The match will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. PT. 

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  • Forward Kyra Carusa scored her second goal of the season. The goal marked the San Diego native’s fourth NWSL career goal, all of which have been scored on the road for the Wave.  
  • Defender Naomi Girma earned her first start since April 27. The 2023 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year played the first 45 minutes of the game after returning from a thigh injury. 
  • Defender Abby Dahlkemper came in as a second-half substitute for Girma. Dahlkemper played her first minutes since April 19 as the central defender returned from a thigh injury. 
  • Midfielder Sofia Jakobsson came on as a substitute in the 65th minute. The Swedish international last appeared for the Wave on April 19 due to a lower leg injury. 
  • Alex Morgan (lower leg), Jaedyn Shaw (lower leg) and Makenzy Doniak (lower leg) were unavailable for today’s match. 

Box Score:
San Diego Wave FC 1:2 Bay FC 

Scoring Summary:
SD – Carusa (2) 23’
BAY – Camberos (1) (Pickett, 1) 55’
BAY – Own goal 87’

Misconduct Summary:
BAY – Boade 35’ (Caution)
SD – McCaskill 80’ (Caution)

San Diego Wave FC: GK Sheridan ©, D Westphal (McNabb 59’), D Girma (Dahlkemper HT), D Wesley, D Lundkvist, M van Egmond, M McCaskill (Ali 89’), M Colaprico, F Jones (Jakobsson 65’), F Carusa (Bennett 59’), F Sánchez

Subs not used: GK Beall, D Torpey, D Enge, M Ascanio

Bay FC: GK Rowland, D King (Malonson 89’), D Dydasco, D Menges, D Sharples, M Pickett, M Anderson (Bailey 76’), M Boade (Castellanos 89’), F Kundananji, F Oshoala, F Camberos (Beattie 90+’)

Subs not used: GK Proulx, M Shepherd, M Conti, F Princess, F Hill

Stats Summary: SD / BAY
Shots: 16 / 6
Shots on Target: 4 / 2
Saves: 1 / 2
Corners: 5 / 6
Fouls: 5 / 8
Offsides: 0 / 2
Possession: 49% / 51%