Dunn, Lavelle lead Gotham to win over Angel City


Rose Lavelle's second-half goal gives Gotham FC the win

Rose Lavelle goes near post and slots home the goal for a 2-1 lead in the second half.

United States midfielder Rose Lavelle scored with 62 minutes gone to break a deadlock and hand NJ/NY Gotham FC its third straight win, 2-1 against Angel City FC Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.

Lavelle's second goal of the season came from the center of the box and was set up by Delanie Sheehan, her first assist of the season. It kept Gotham (6-2-3, 21 points) unbeaten since April 20, with five wins and two draws in that stretch.

Angel City (3-6-2, 11 points) had equalized in the 51st minute when Clarisse Le Bihan found the bottom left corner on a long-range probe, assisted by Alyssa Thompson, but was ultimately handed its third loss in four games.

Angel City's last win came on May 3.

Rose Lavelle celebrates her goal for Gotham FC against Angel City.
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Crystal Dunn opened the scoring in the 26th minute, finishing off a fast-break opportunity with a goal in the bottom left corner. Yazmeen Ryan earned the assist.

Over 20 minutes of stoppage time were added after a chippy contest that saw two yellow cards issued (Madison Curry and Mandy Freeman).

Messiah Bright's attempt at an equalizer in added time was saved by Ann-Katrin Berger.

Information from Field Level Media contributed to this report.