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Bay FC Rallies to Earn 2-1 Come-From-Behind Win Against San Diego Wave FC

May 18, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Bay FC rallied back from a deficit at home for the second time this season, scoring a pair of unanswered goals in the second half to register a 2-1 win over San Diego Wave FC at PayPal Park on Friday night. Scarlett Camberos notched her first goal for the club, while Racheal Kundananji helped create the game-winning goal in the 87th minute to help Bay FC claim all three points.

Kyra Carusa opened the scoring for the visiting side, pouncing on a loose ball inside the box after Bay FC were unable to clear the ball off a San Diego corner kick in the 23rd minute. Just minutes later, Kiki Pickett came up with a key intervention, clearing the ball off the Bay FC goal line to keep the match at a 1-0 scoreline in the 26th minute.

Continuing their solid run of form at PayPal Park, Bay FC scored in their fifth straight home match. Camberos notched her first career goal for the club, converting a curling strike from the edge of the box in the 55th minute to level the match at one goal each. With the goal, Camberos became the ninth different player to score a goal for the club in 2024 and the seventh player to score a goal for Bay FC at PayPal Park.

Pushing for the winner, Bay FC found it again in the 87th minute - the second time this season the club has scored the winner in that specific minute - as Kundananji and San Diego's Hannah Lundkvist battled for the ball near the goal line before it found the back of the net. The win was Bay FC's third in 2024, snapping a five-game streak without a result.

Goal-Scoring Plays

SD - Kyra Carusa, 23rd minute: Bay FC were unable to clear the ball off a San Diego corner kick. The ball took several deflections before landing near Kyra Carusa, who fired a low, hard strike into the bottom right corner of the goal.

BAY - Scarlett Camberos (Kiki Pickett), 56th minute: Kiki Pickett picked up the ball in midfield and made a mazy run down the middle of the field. Pickett stopped just outside the box and found Scarlett Camberos with a square pass as she made a run down the left side of the box. Camberos delivered a curling strike from 15 yards out, tucking the ball inside the right post.

BAY - Own goal (Hanna Lundkvist), 87th minute: Dorian Bailey dribbled down the right side of the box and fired the ball across the face of goal. Both Racheal Kundananji and San Diego's Hanna Lundkvist got to the ball at the same time, and it was directed into the back of the net near the goal line.


Two of Bay FC's three wins have come at PayPal Park this season. In both of the club's come-from-behind wins, Bay FC have scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute. Bay FC have scored in all five of their home matches Bay FC have tallied multiple goals in four of their five matches at PayPal Park. Bay FC have recorded five goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, more than any other team in the NWSL. Bay FC have scored four goals in the last 15 minutes of matches. Only Portland (8) and Washington (6) have scored more during that span. Bay FC snapped a streak of 15 straight wins by San Diego when the Wave were leading at halftime. San Diego was 15-0-0 all-time in NWSL regular season play when leading at halftime. Scarlett Camberos tallied her first goal of the season. Camberos is the ninth different player to score a goal for Bay FC in 2024. Camberos is the seventh player to score a goal in a home match for Bay FC this campaign. It was Camberos' second career NWSL goals. Kiki Pickett registered her first assist for the club. Pickett is the eighth different player to record an assist for Bay FC this season. The assist for Pickett was the second of her NWSL career in regular season play.

Next Match

Bay FC remains at home, playing host to NJ/NY Gotham FC on Friday, May 24, at PayPal Park. The May 24th match kicks off at 7 p.m. (Pacific) on Amazon Prime.

Bay FC (3-7-0, 9pts) vs. San Diego Wave FC (3-4-2, 11pts) - NWSL Regular Season

May 17, 2024 - PayPal Park (San Jose, Calif.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Bay FC 0 2 2

San Diego Wave FC 1 0 1

Scoring Summary:

SD: Carusa, 23

BAY: Camberos (Pickett), 55

BAY: Own goal (Lundkvist), 87

Misconduct Summary:

BAY: Boade (caution), 35

SD: McCaskill (caution), 80


BAY: GK Rowland, D King (Malonson, 89), D Menges, D Sharples, D Dydasco, M Pickett, M Boade © (Castellanos, 89), M Anderson (Bailey, 76), F Kundananji, F Oshoala, F Camberos (Beattie, 90+2)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Proulx, M Conti, M Shepherd, F Princess, F Hill

TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Anderson, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Anderson, Camberos, 1); FOULS: 8 (Camberos, Oshoala, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1

SD: GK Sheridan ©, D Westphal (McNabb, 59), D Girma (Dahlkemper, 46), D Wesley, D Lundkvist, M McCaskill (Ali, 89), M Colaprico, M van Egmond, F Sanchez, F Carusa (Bennett, 59), F Jones (Jakobsson, 66)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Beall, D Torpey, M Enge, M Ascanio

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Carusa, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 5 (Five players tied, 1); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1

Referee: Brad Jensen

Assistant Referees: Ricardo Ocampo, Matthew Rodman

Fourth Official: Iryna Petrunok

Weather: Sunny, 68 degrees

Attendance: 16,930

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.

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