Kerr's goal came
on a breakaway in the 5th minute when midfielder Nikki Stanton sent her a long ball over the top and Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith came well out of the penalty
box to try to break up the attack but failed. Kerr had an easy shot into the open net for the record-tying goal.
The Australian had scored four second-half goals in her previous game, a 5-4 win over Seattle, a week earlier.
2017 NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
16 Samantha Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
12 Megan Rapinoe (Seattle)
11 Marta (Orlando)
10 Christen Press (Chicago)
8 Alex Morgan (Orlando)
The win moved Sky Blue FC into 5th place, ahead of Seattle and three points behind the Chicago Red Stars and Orlando Pride, which both won, for the fourth and final playoff spot The Breakers were again eliminated from playoff contention.