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Match Recap: Angel City 0, Bay FC 1 | 6.22.24


Angel City fell 0–1 on the road to Bay FC in their third game of the week, and their second in the last four days. Bay’s goal was scored by midfielder Tess Boade

Angel City had an early chance in the second minute when midfielder Clarisse Le Bihan sent a well-weighted ball up the right wing for defender Gisele Thompson’s overlapping run. Thompson dribbled into the box and deftly cut past Bay defender Alyssa Malonson to fire off a shot to the far post, which went just wide.

LA had another near miss in the 15th minute when a cross from the right by forward Claire Emslie fell to defender M.A. Vignola, whose headed shot deflected off Bay defender Savy King; ACFC forward Sydney Leroux’s short-range headed follow-up attempt was saved by goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland.

In the 24th minute, Bay had their first good look of the game when midfielder Dorian Bailey sent a ball out wide for defender Savy King, who crossed it into the box. Forward Asisat Oshoala made a well-timed run, but her right-footed shot sailed high over the crossbar.

The visitors put together another look in the 29th minute when Thompson sent a square pass into the box. As midfielder Rocky Rodríguez made a late run into the area, Le Bihan dummied the ball, allowing Rodríguez a one-timed shot from the edge of the 18—but her shot hit the woodwork.

After keeping Angel City under persistent pressure for much of the half, Bay broke through in the 33rd minute when midfielder Tess Boade got on the end of defender Emily Menges’s low cross and took one touch to redirect it under Oshoala’s feet and over the goal line.

After a pair of chances early in the second half by Bay forward Racheal Kundananji, the next 20 minutes saw little action by either team going forward. Angel City keeper DiDi Haračić came up big in the 71st minute, stopping another pair of chances by the Zambian international—the first a close-range effort at the near post off a corner kick which Haračić blocked on the ground, the second a hard shot from 15 yards that she narrowly deflected with a foot.

Angel City had one more quality chance in the 82nd minute. Forward Alyssa Thompson drove up the left, beating two defenders to send a driven ball into the run of midfielder Kennedy Fuller just inside the area. Fuller’s one-timed shot was deflected out for a corner kick.

With her start tonight, Haračić became the first Angel City player to reach 50 career starts and appearances for the club.

ACFC is at home next Sunday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m. against the Orlando Pride. That match will be Angel City’s Pride celebration. Tickets are available here.