(Jesse Louie/Just Women's Sports)

Gotham FC routed the North Carolina Courage 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

In the 20th-minute of the match, Wales international Angharad James was able to put North Carolina on the scoreboard first. The Courage’s lead didn’t last long, as eight minutes later, midfielder Carli Lloyd scored on a penalty kick to equalize for Gotham.

Before halftime, Gotham’s Ifeoma Onumonu connected with Midge Purce on a beautiful cross, with Purce netting one more at the 36-minute mark.

Late in the game, Purce was subbed out for striker Paige Monaghan. About ten minutes later, in the 82-minute, Monaghan sprinter ahead to a long ball to close out the game for Gotham in a dominant 3-1 victory.