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Sky Blue FC top Washington Spirit on penalties, advance to semifinals of NWSL Challenge Cup

Sky Blue will play the winner of OL Reign and Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday

2020 NWSL Challenge Cup - Quarterfinal - Washington Spirit v Sky Blue FC Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Canadian international goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan came up with a routine save to clinch the shootout win and send Sky Blue FC through to the semifinals of the NWSL Challenge Cup on Saturday.

After neither team could find a breakthrough — Sheridan came up with a big stop on a would-be winner in the 73rd minute — the penalty shootout decided things with Sky Blue ending it in celebration after a 4-3 win.

They’ll play the winner of the OL Reign and Chicago Red Stars game on Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium with a shot at the NWSL Challenge Cup final on the line.