All Play and No Goals Makes Sky Blue an Exciting Team

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Sky Blue FC may not have unlocked the key to scoring goals and winning games yet in 2019 but they have proven to be one of the more exciting teams after this weekends goalless draw to the North Carolina Courage.

Imani Dorsey provided the nail-biting moments for the team as she made incisive runs that broke the vaunted Courage defense. Good goalkeeping and luck kept her off the score sheet and Sky Blue of the win column after a well-played road game.

“I’m really proud of our effort,” said Dorsey after the game. “I think we are building each week and we are learning that we can weather the storms and also take it to teams.”

The team weather more than just an actual storm as North Carolina unleashed a barrage that nearly saw them take the lead. Had it not been for the lucky goal post, it could have been a very different game for Sky Blue.

“We bombarded Sky Blue for 25 minutes after the rain out,” said Courage couch Paul Riley. “I thought during that time we would get a goal, but the ball never really bounced our way at the end of the field.”

In the end it is a share of the points for both teams but feels like a major step forward for Sky Blue. The team traveled to the defending champions and were able to stitch together a performance that led to a result that may be far more impactful come the end of the campaign.

Now they will return home to play a Washington Spirit team that has not shown much since both sides met to start the season. It is a chance for Sky Blue to not just grab their first win, but maybe affirm that this year will not be a waste like 2018.

“I think we can diversify our attack a little bit more,” said Dorsey. “The chances we are getting on goal are quality and we are really creating opportunities for ourselves. I’m happy for us.”

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