Mallory Pugh scored her first goal in a Red Stars uniform and Morgan Gautrat added a stoppage-time goal as Chicago fell just short in a 3-2 loss against OL Reign in their Challenge Cup finale, a press release noted.
In her second straight start, Pugh found herself on the scoresheet for the first time as a member of the Red Stars with her goal in the 38th minute. She finished the game with 34 touches, three total shots, and would contribute in the passing game with 21 total passes for an accuracy percentage of 61.9%.
Julie Ertz played her second straight full 90-minute game since returning from U.S. National Team duty.
The Red Stars finished the Challenge Cup with a record of 0-2-2.
The Chicago Red Stars begin their 2021 regular season on the road, taking on the Portland Thorns on Sunday, May 16, at 6 p.m. CT.