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U-17 Girls' National Team Finishes Nike Friendlies with a Perfect 3-0 Record after a 5-1 Victory Against Dallas Texans

CARSON, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2006) – Two goals from Danielle Foxhoven paced the U.S. U-17 Girls' National Team to an emphatic 5-0 victory against the Dallas Texans at The Home Depot Center on Sunday, closing out the inaugural Women’s Nike Friendlies with a victory that left the team undefeated over three matches.

The U.S. dominated possession for most of the match, outshooting the Texans 21-6. Texans goalkeeper Courtney Seelhorst made several fine saves in the first half to keep Dallas in the hunt, but a goal from Melissa Henderson in the 26th minute spelled the beginning of an impressive performance from the U.S. attack. Henderson took a well-slotted pass from Julie Lancos into the area and fired to the far corner to record the only goal of the first stanza.

The U.S. continued to apply pressure from the outset of the second half, and a tiring Texans defense broke down twice in a two-minute span. In the 71st minute, Foxhoven got on the end of a cross and headed home from eight yards, then found herself alone 10 yards out less than a minute and made no mistake, burying a shot in the lower left corner for her fourth goal of the tournament. It was the second two-goal game for Foxhoven at the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies.

Dallas would grab one back in the 79th minute when Lindsey Johnson re-directed a free kick from Rachel Shipley, but goals from Lindsay Taylor and Merritt Mathias would increase the U-17’s total to five in the match and 11 in the tournament overall.

The U.S. U-17 GNT won all three of its games at the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies with a combined goal differential of 11-2.

Match-up: USA U-17 GNT vs. U-18 Dallas Texans
Competition: 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson, California
Date: Oct. 1, 2006; Kickoff – 10:30 a.m. PT
Weather: Sunny, 72 degrees

Scoring Summary:     1     2     F
USA U-17                      1     4     5
U-18 Texans                 0     1     1

USA – Melissa Henderson         26th minute.
USA – Danielle Foxhoven            71.
USA – Danielle Foxhoven            72.
DAL – Lindsey Johnson               79
USA – Lindsay Taylor                   84.
USA - Merritt Mathias                    85.

USA: 28-Bianca Henninger; 3-Lauren Barnes, 15-Ashley Rape, 4-Julie Lancos, 5-Hannah Cerrone; 17-Sinead Farrelly, 6-Teresa Noyola, 29-Kylie Wright, 10-Amanda DaCosta, 19-Lindsay Taylor; 12-Melissa Henderson
Subs: 2-Julia Bouchelle, 7-Christine Nairn, 8-Courtney Barg, 9-Bianca D'Agostino, 13-Kelli Corless, 14-Marissa Kazbour, 16-Danielle Foxhoven, 18-Wendy Balogun, 21-Ella Stephan, 22-Merritt Mathias, 25-Carly Butcher, 26-Elli Reed, 27-Alex Morgan.

DAL: 1-Courtney Seelhorst; 7-Whitney Wernimont, 2-Jessica Elting, 22-Erica Campanelli, 3-Birdie Leibham; 15-Sara Jackman, 9-Lindsey Johnson, 6-Brooke Lee, 11-Rachel Shipley; 10-Sage Coralli, 18-Leslie Briggs,
Subs: 12-Ashley Gowda, 17-Brittany Cannon, 4-Rachel Stepp, 5-Rachel Hawryluk, 16-Jordan Holloway, 1-Meg Stewart, 14-Taylor Knaack.

Statistical Summary:     USA     DAL
Shots:                                  21          6
Shots on Goal:                  13          4
Saves:                                   3          8
Corner Kicks:                       4          0
Fouls:                                  13          7
Offside:                                  2          2

Misconduct Summary:
USA- Christine Nairn (caution)          61st minute
USA- Bianca D'Agostino                     69.
DAL- Lindsey Johnson (caution)      87.

Match Officials:
Referee: Eduardo Mariscal
AR1: Jean Lyons
AR2: Felisha Mariscal
4th: Moo Hackett 

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