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U.S. U-17 WNT Finishes Trip to Argentina With Win Over Uruguay

BUENOS AIRES (Dec. 17, 2007) - The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team finished its three-game trip to Argentina on a high note with a 3-0 win over the Uruguay U-17 Women’s National Team on Dec. 15. The U.S. team had lost the first game of the tour to the Argentina U-17 Women’s National Team by a 2-1 score on Dec. 11, before rebounding with a 2-0 win over the Argentina Under-20 WNT on Dec. 13. Against Uruguay, the U-17s scored twice in the first seven minutes, through Lauren Alwine and Merritt Mathias, both of whom scored in their second straight match, to secure an early 2-0 lead in a contest totally dominated by the USA. The Americans out-shot Uruguay 15-0 and added a third goal in the 58th minute from Beth West. Shawna Gordon had two assists in the match. The U.S. U-17s finished 2007 with a 9-1-0 record including 6-1-0 in international play.

U.S. Lineup vs. Uruguay U-17s:
18-Jill Mastroianni; 10- Rachel Mercik, 4-Alyssa Pember – Capt., 2-Danielle Brunache; 14-Shawna Gordon, 7-Christine Nairn, 3-Beth West, 19-Taylor Wilson; 12-Lauren Alwine, 22-Merritt Mathias, 6-Casey Short.
Subs: 8-Toni Pressley, 23-Michelle Oliver.

U.S. U-17 WNT – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date Opponent Result U.S. Goalscorers
Dec. 11 Argentina U-17s 1-2 L Camille Levine
Dec. 13 Argentina U-20s 2-0 W Lauren Alwine, Merritt Mathias
Dec. 15 Uruguay U-17s 3-0 W Lauren Alwine, Merritt Mathias, Beth West