San Diego Wave FC fell to the Chicago Red Stars 1-0 at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday evening.
It was all San Diego to start the first half, with the first chance coming in the 17th minute. Midfielder Rachel Hill took on the Chicago defense and put a shot on frame that hit off the post to keep the game level. In the 41st minute, midfielder Makenzy Doniak made it 1-0, scoring from close range following a set piece. However, following a long VAR review, the goal was called offside.
Just before the halftime whistle, Chicago’s Ella Stevens cut through the Wave’s backline inside the box and received a cross from Tatumn Milazzo, heading the ball into the bottom right corner to earn a lead into the break.
San Diego added eight more shots in the second half for a total of 15, but neither the Wave or Chicago were able to find the back of the net before the final whistle, ending with a final score of 1-0 at SeatGeek Stadium.
Next on the schedule: The San Diego Wave come home to Snapdragon Stadium next Saturday, July 8, to host the Washington Spirit. The match will kick off at 7:00 p.m. PT and will air on Paramount+ and be broadcast live on FOX 5 San Diego. The Wave has partnered with The Animal Pad in San Diego for a special team walkout on game day with adoptable puppies. Single-game tickets for July 8 are one sale here.
- Tonight, midfielder Danielle Colaprico played her first match wearing the captain’s armband since joining the Wave this offseason as a free agent. Colaprico also scored her first goal for the Wave on Wednesday against Angel City.
- The Wave finished the first half with 61.4% of the possession and seven shots to Chicago’s three shots.
- With the start, midfielder Taylor Kornieck made her 50th NWSL appearance.
- Defenders Madison Pogarch and Cheyenne Shorts both made their first regular season starts of 2023 tonight.
Chicago Red Stars FC 1:0 San Diego Wave FC
CHI – Stevens (4) (Milazzo 1) 45+1’
CHI – Cook 33’’ (Yellow)
SD – Kornieck 45+3’’ (Yellow)
SD – Pogarch 63’’ (Yellow)
San Diego Wave FC: GK Yañez, D Shorts, D Pogarch, D Westphal, D Riehl, M Kornieck (Connors 90+1’), M Dougherty Howard (Barcenas 84’), M Colaprico ©, F Shaw, M Doniak (Ali 74’), F Hill (Turnbow HT)
Subs not used: GK Brzykcy, M DeMarco, M Briede, D Gyau, D Cortez
Chicago Red Stars: GK Boyd, D Krueger, D Davidson, D St-Georges, D Sharples, D Milazzo, M Fisher, M Roccaro, F Cook, F Stevens, F Griffith (Bike 59’)
Subs not used: GK Wood, M Feller, M Jones, M Malham, M McCain
Stats Summary: SD / CHI
Shots: 15 / 8
Shots on Target: 4 / 3
Saves: 2 / 4
Corners: 4 / 5
Fouls: 12 / 10
Offsides: 7 / 1
Possession: 60.4% / 39.6%