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U.S. U-18 WNT Draws With France U-19s, 1-1, in La Manga, Spain

LA MANGA, Spain (March 14, 2008) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team made tied 1-1 with the France U-19 Women’s National Team in its third and final match at the La Manga U-19 International Tournament. The draw gave the USA second place in the eight team tournament behind Italy’s U-19s, which won all three of their games in the other group. The USA was the only other team to go unbeaten.

The USA’s lone goal came from Laurie Nosbusch in the 39th minute, her third of the tournament, after she finished a free kick from Christine Nairn that had rebounded off the crossbar.

France had the run of play in the second half and got a deserved equalized in the 78th minute after Julie Machart won the ball off a U.S. defender.


Match-up: USA vs. France Under-19 Women’s National Team
Competition: La Manga U-19 International Women’s Tournament
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Date: March 14, 2008
Weather: Warm, sunny – 70 degrees

Scoring Summary:
           1   2    F
USA   1   0   1
FRA   0   1   1   

USA – Laurie Nosbusch (unassisted) 39th minute.
FRA – Julie Machart (unassisted) 78.

USA: 18-Caterine Parkhill; 2-Danielle Brunache, 4-Alyssa Pember (23-Ashley Rape, 28), 13-Whitney Sharp; 9-Camille Levin (14-Michelle Olivier, 46) 6-Katy Frierson, 10-Christine Nairn, 7-Casey Short, 11-Tiffany McCarty, 5-Lauren Alwine (22-Toni Pressley, 46), 12-Laurie Nosbusch (15-Beth West, 64).
Head Coach: Dean Duerst

FRA: 1- Karima Benameur; 2-Astrid Chazal, 3-Charlotte Bilbault, 4-Wendie Renard, 5-Laura Agard; 6-Chloe Mazaloubeaud – Capt. (18-Sarah Chalabi, 76), 7-Gwenaelle Butel (14-Julie Berger, 70), 9-Fanny Tenret; 11-Eugenie Le Sommer, 13-Felicite Hamidouche, 17-Marine Pervier (10-Sarah Chorfa, 62).

Statistical Summary:
Shots: 4 / 13
Shots on Goal: 2 / 9
Saves: 9 / 1
Corner Kicks: 3 / 1
Fouls: 6 / 16
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Michelle Oliver (caution) 59th minute.