MATCH RECAP: Pride Shutout USF 6-0 in Second Preseason Match

MATCH RECAP: Pride Shutout USF 6-0 in Second Preseason Match

SANFORD, Fla. (March 30, 2019) - Led by a second-half hat trick from forward Rachel Hill, Orlando Pride defeated the University of South Florida 6-0 on Saturday afternoon at Sylvan Lake Park. Hill, who came on after the break, tallied her three goals in just a six-minute span. Forwards Chioma Ubogagu and Marta also scored for the Pride, in addition to an own goal from the Bulls.
 
The Pride will play their final match of the preseason next week, hosting the Puerto Rico Sol at Orlando City Stadium at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Complimentary tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, April 1 at orlando-pride.com.
 
Orlando opens the 2019 NWSL regular season on Sunday, April 14 when Portland Thorns FC comes to Orlando City Stadium for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Season, group and single-game tickets are now available at orlando-pride.com/tickets.
 
Orlando Pride Head Coach Marc Skinner:
“I thought it was good in spells. I want to be a perfectionist with this team, regardless of the result. I want to make sure we are performing and controlling as much of the game as possible and I thought we did that in good spells, more spells than we did against North Carolina. Obviously, it’s a different level opposition but I thought [USF] did really well. They were pressing us hard. But, again, in my brain and for my personality, I want to have a little bit more control.”
 
Scoring Summary:
 
1’ Chioma Ubogagu - ORL 1, USF 0
The Pride jump out of the gate with their first goal less than a minute into the match, courtesy of Chioma Ubogagu. After building up the field, Ubogagu took her defender one-on-one to the left and drove a shot into the opposite side of the goal.
 
4’ Own Goal - ORL 2, USF 0
2019 NWSL College Draft pick Erin Greening set up the Pride’s second goal of the evening, sending in a cross that was deflected by a USF defender and in for an own goal.
 
46’ Rachel Hill - ORL 3, USF 0
After coming in as a substitute at the start of the second half, Hill quickly got on the board with a solo effort down the right side of the field.
 
49’ Rachel Hill (Carson Pickett) - ORL 4, USF 0
Hill scored her second goal just three minutes later, finishing off a cross from Carson Pickett. After she was ruled onside due to a USF touch, Pickett rounded by the USF goalkeeper before sending a ball across the face of the goal to an awaiting Hill.
 
52’ Rachel Hill (Marta) - ORL 5, USF 0
Hill completed her hat trick in just a six-minute span, this time connecting with Marta’s cross with her head.
 
54’ Marta - ORL 6, USF 0
Marta gets on the board herself for the Pride’s final tally of the evening. After a turnover in the box, the Brazilian made no mistake and knocked a goal in to the goalkeeper’s shortside.
 
Lineups/Substitutions:
 
Orlando Pride: GK Haley Kopmeyer (Lainey BurdettNRI 63’); Erin GreeningCDP, MonicaNRI, Shelina Zadorsky, Carson Pickett; Joanna BoylesNRI (Bridget CallahanNRI 46’), Dani Weatherholt, Marisa ViggianoCDP (Emily van Egmond 46’); Camila (Rachel Hill 46’), Marta (Danica Evans 63’), Chioma Ubogagu (Kristen Edmonds 74’)
 
Substitutes Not Used: None
 
University of South Florida: N/A
 
Substitutes Not Used: N/A

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