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U.S. Under-20 WNT Defeats Florida, 3-0, During Training Camp in Gainesville


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2010) – Two second-half goals scored just three minute apart by Elizabeth Eddy led the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team to a 3-0 victory over the University of Florida during a training camp in Gainesville.

The U.S. team dominated the match, out-shooting the Gators 22-2, but put just three in the net, the first courtesy of Amber Brooks in the 37th minute.

The goal came after Kelly Conheeney played a low, driven ball out wide to Kendall Johnson who was making a hard run down the left flank. Johnson took a touch to the end line and played a ball across the six where Courtney Jones got a foot on it. The UNC striker flicked it across the goal to her Tar Heel teammate Brooks, who was crashing the back post and slotted the ball low into the near post.

Eddy tallied her first five minutes into the second half after Courtney Verloo played a pass to Casey Short who was making an overlapping run down the right wing. Short dribbled to the end line and played a low driven ball across the six to Eddy who finished into the right side netting.

Eddy completed her brace in the 52nd minute after she battled for the ball with the Gator left back just outside the penalty box. Eddy won the tackle and then played a short ball to Vicki DiMartino who was making the run down the left side. DiMartino took a touch towards the end line and struck a rolling cross to Eddy who this time finished into the left side of the net from six yards out.

U.S. head coach Jillian Ellis made 13 subs in the match, playing almost her entire squad, including 10 changes at halftime.

- U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-20 Women’s National Team vs. University of Florida
Date: March 15, 2010
Competition: Domestic Training Camp
Venue: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Kickoff: 7:00pm ET
Weather: Windy, 61 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1   2   F
USA                          1    2   3
Florida                       0    0   0

USA -- Amber Brooks (Courtney Jones)      37th minute
USA -- Elizabeth Eddy (Casey Short)           50
USA -- Elizabeth Eddy (Vicki DiMartino)      52

Lineups:
USA: Bianca Henninger (Kelsey Wys, 46); Rachel Quon (Danielle Hubka, 46), Cloee Colohan (Sade Ayinde, 46), Toni Pressley (Amber Brooks, 60), Kendall Johnson (Vicki DiMartino, 46); Charney Burk (Katy Frierson, 46), Jenna Richmond (Samantha Mewis, 46), Amber Brooks (Casey Short, 46), Kelly Conheeney (Kayla Grimsley, 46; Kelly Conheeney, 80); Tiffany McCarty (Elizabeth Eddy, 46; Maya Hayes, 70), Courtney Jones (Courtney Verloo, 46)
Subs not used: Kristie Mewis, Adrianna Franch
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

Florida: N/A
Head Coach: Becky Burleigh

Stats Summary: USA / Florida
Shots: 22 / 2
Shots on Goal: 19 / 0
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 9
Offside: 6 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

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