Hat Tricks From Marcia Wallis and Kim Patrick Lead U-18 Women to 9-1 Domination Over Trinidad and Tobago
WINNIPEG, Canada (Thursday, July 29, 1999) - The U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team improved their record 2-0-1 in the 1999 Pan Am Games with a big 9-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago yesterday. The match comes on the heels of a surpring 1-1 draw with Mexico earlier in the week. The U.S. will close out opening round play on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT against Canada in Winnipeg.
U.S. UNDER-18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
|Participants:||U.S. Women's Under-18 Pan American Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago|
|Competition:||Pan American Games|
|Venue:||Red River College (Winnipeg, Canada)|
|Date:||July 29, 1999 (6:00 p.m. local time kickoff)|
|Weather:||Sunny & Clear|
USA - Anna Kraus, (Lori Lindsey), 1,
USA - Marcia Wallis, (Lori Lindsey), 12,
USA - Marcia Wallis, (Anna Kraus), 22,
USA - Jennifer Lewis, (unassisted), 44,
TTO - Kamara Charles, (Simone Assing), 47,
USA - Kim Patrick, (Marcia Wallis), 48,
USA - Marcia Wallis, (unassisted), 59,
USA - Kim Patrick, (Marcia Wallis), 73,
USA - Kim Patrick, (Jennifer Lewis), 82,
USA - Lauren Molinaro, (unassisted), 85.
USA - 18-Lauren Whitt, 3-Nandi Pryce, 5-Anna Kraus, 6-Karyn Hall, 7-Jennifer Lewis, 8-Lori Lindsey (Lauren Molinaro, 78), 10-Jena Kluegel (Emily Taggert, 30), 12-Marcia Wallis, 14-Catherine Reddick, 21-Tara Comfort, 16-Andi Sellers (Kim Patrick, 44)
TTO - 1-Lisa-Jo Ramkissoon, 2-Teleshia Joseph (Kristal Camps, 73), 3-Dawn-Marie Alfred, 4-Priya Gomes (Kamara Champs, 46), 5-Jamila Cross, 6-Leslie-Ann James, 8-Walida Muhammad, 11-Keisha Prescott, 13-Nickisha James, 14-Rae-Ann Elder, 15-Simone Assing
|Leslie-Ann James (caution)||34,|
|Simone Assing (caution)||43,|
|Jennifer Lewis (caution)||45.|
"In a game like this, our focus is on getting goals, establishing a lead and keeping possession. We also don't want to get injured so we tried to play the ball quicker."
On Playing Canada Next: "We want to come out tough, score early and keep playing hard. The crowd can work for and against us. It will definitely keep the game intense. Canada is big and hard-working. We'll try to use our speed and skill on the ball."
COACH JAY HOFFMAN:
"Our focus today was to play soccer. We were trying to do things that need reinforcing, like staying in synch and staying on the same page. We were able to score some goals and get some confidence. It was a great opportunity to put some things together that we've been working on in practice and it was good to see some of that happening on the field."
On Playing Canada Next: "They're the home country. There will be 3,000 of their fans packed in the stands cheering for them. Everything's on the line for them and they'll play like it. They're a hard-working team and they won't give up. They have a great goal scorer up front in Sarah Barradas. When she gets opportunites, she puts them away, so we'll have to contain her. They also have a good goalkeeper who played on their World Cup team so she has a lot of experience."
On Playing Canada Next: "It's not whether we need to win against them, it's what we want to do."