U.S. U-17 Women's National Team Victorious Against Host Costa Rica 4-0 at 4-Nations Tournament
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (April 26, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won its second game of the 4-Nations International Tournament in Costa Rica, defeating the hosts 4-0 as forward Madison Haley scored twice and midfielder Dorian Bailey and forward Mallory Pugh added single goals.
The USA was coming off a 3-0 victory against Mexico on April 24 and wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard vs. the Ticas as Dorian Bailey made it 1-0 in the 9th minute off a cross from Tegan McGrady.
A McGrady service led to the second goal as well, this time with Pugh as the recipient and the Americans had a 2-0 lead after 17 minutes. It was Pugh’s second goal of the competition after she also scored against Mexico.
Haley then scored twice in the three-minute span to make it 4-0, tallying in the 24th minute off a deflection from a free kick and in the 26 th minute she knocked in a cross from Ella Stevens for the final margin. The two goals gave Haley three for the tournament, tops on the team.
In the other match of the competition, Japan defeated Mexico, 2-0, setting up a clash between the USA and Japan on April 28 for the tournament title.
The trip is providing the young Americans with valuable experience and competition in Costa Rica, which will host the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are age-eligible for that tournament.
-U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: April 26, 2013
Competition: International Tournament
Venue: Alajuela Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica
Weather: 75 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 4 0 4
CRC 0 0 0
USA – Dorian Bailey (Tegan McGrady) 9th minute
USA – Mallory Pugh (Tegan McGrady) 17
USA -- Madison Haley 24
USA -- Madison Haley (Ella Stevens) 26
USA: 18-Sabrina Macias; 7-Mia Gyau, 15-Kate Morris, 11-Natalie Jacobs, 14-Tegan McGrady (19-Jacey Pederson, 46); 8-Ella Stevens (3-Michaela Abam, 70), 5-Marley Canales (22-Taylor Racioppi, 70), 4-Dorian Bailey; 20-Kaycie Tillman (2-Bridgette Andrzejewski, 46), 13-Madison Haley (12-Ellie Jean, 70), 17-Mallory Pugh (25-Anika Rodriguez, 46)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Kat Hess, 10-Mia Hoen-Beck, 6-Alana Cook
Head coach: BJ Snow
COS: 13-Yuliana Salas, 2-Fernanda M. Sanabria, 15-Yaniela Arias, 4-Paula M. Coto, 6-Paula M. Elizondo; 12-Sofia Varela (20-Jennifer Solis, 80), 10-Gloriana Villalobos, 5-Mariela Campos (22-Indira Aguilar, 85), 8-Priscila Bermudez; 11-Fabiola Villalobos (3-Ariel Barquero,32), 7-Naomi Molina
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Maria Pardo, 9-Kenyi Villalobos, 14-Ana Chavez, 16-Laura Araya, 17-Natalia Harley, 18-Abigail Vega, 19-Mariana Mora
Head coach: Juan Diego Quesada Samuels
Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 17 / 4
Shots on Goal: 12 / 3
Saves: 3 / 8
Corner Kicks: 2 / 0
Fouls: 12 / 12
Offside: 1 / 0
Referee: Jeffrey Solis (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Ronald Arroyo (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Marianela Araya (CRC)
Fourth Official: Patricia Miranda (CRC)