Orlando Pride fall 2-1 to Sky Blue FC
Orlando falls to Sky Blue FC after late-game goal
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Orlando Pride fell 2-1 to Sky Blue FC on Saturday night after a late-game goal from Maya Hayes.
The match wrapped up a two-game away trip for the team, and snaps a three-game point streak.
"I think the difference in the game was that we got punished for the errors," Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said. "We said before the game that Sky Blue are a team that play with a great deal of spirit and a great deal of heart. They work extremely hard for each other, and I thought they did that exceptionally well tonight. I congratulate them on the result. On the other hand, I thought we had patches of very good play then we'd do some things that, really, we can't afford to do at this level and give the ball away in positions that put us in real peril."
Orlando's only goal was the first of the game with forward Jasmyne Spencer scoring her second goal of the season in the 18th minute.
Sky Blue leveled the game just before halftime with Sam Kerr tucking a shot just under the crossbar.
Hayes scored the game-winning goal with eight minutes left in regulation, collecting a Kerr header and scoring in transition.
Orlando hosts the Boston Breakers at 7 p.m. June 3 at Orlando City Stadium.
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