- Kim Castleberry Scores Twice in Second Half for USA, Heather Marik and Victoria DiMartino also Tally
- U-15 GNT Takes on U-16 Surf SC on Saturday, September 30, at noon in Final Nike Friendlies Match
CARSON, California (Sept. 28, 2006) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team continued the Women’s Nike Friendlies on Friday with a convincing 4-0 victory over Cal South's U-16 ODP team at The Home Depot Center.
In the seventh minute, defender Heather Marik got forward on a corner kick by Lauren Matheson and headed in the first goal of the game from six yards out.
In the second half, the U.S. began to put the game away in the 58th minute when Kim Castleberry drove right down the pipe to collect a through ball from Olivia Klei that she slotted past the goalkeeper.
Three minutes later, U.S. midfielder Brianne Rodriguez kept possession in the center of the penalty area before playing Victoria DiMartino through the Cal South back line where she tapped the ball home from eight yards.
Castleberry scored her second of the game to make it 4-0 in the 82nd minute. She collected a low pass in from the wing by DiMartino and spun to drive a cracker into the top of the net from 14 yards out.
Tad Bobak's side returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 30, at noon vs. U-16 Surf SC in their final match of the 2006 Women's Nike Friendlies.
Match-up: USA U-15 GNT vs. U-16 Colorado Rush
Competition: 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson, California
Date: Sept. 28, 2006; Kickoff – 8 a.m. PT
Weather: Fog, burned off into hot sun – 67 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA U-15 1 3 4
CALSO U-16 0 0 0
USA – Heather Marik (Lauren Matheson) 11th minute.
USA – Kim Castleberry (Olivia Klei) 67.
USA – Victoria DiMartino (Brianne Rodriguez) 73.
USA – Kim Castleberry (Victoria DiMartino) 77.
USA - 24-Emily Oliver; 21-Megan Sibert, 13-Heather Marik, 11-Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, 6-Kelsey Kassab; 15-Mariah Nogueira, 8-Lauren Matheson, 2-Zakiya Bywaters, 19-Alex Crown; 9-Samantha Johnson, 17-Rachel Nuzzolese, Substitutions - 18-Anna Sieloff, 5-Alexandra Hall, 14-Annick McBryar, 23-Rachel Quon, 25-Alina Garciamendez, 4-Jenna Richmond, 12-Brianne Rodriguez, 20-Alyssa Rich, 16-Olivia Klei, 10-Victoria DiMartino, 7-Kim Castleberry, 3-Mia Bruno, 1-Lindsay Dickerson.
ODP - 0-Kathleen Messinger; 5-Kelsea Smith, 6-Kristen Carmichael, 11-Amelia Mathis, 13-Christina O'Tousa; 4-Megan Blakenburg, 10-Lauren Irwin, X-Katherine Suits, 15-Nicole Reed; 2-Taryn Bales, 3-Bria Beardsley,
Substitutions - 8-Jessica Cortez, 12-Shelby Murphy, 16-Courtney Goodson, 18-Rachel Hook, 1-Jennifer Perri.
Statistical Summary: USA / CAL
Shots: 13 / 5
Shots on Goal: 8 / 3
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 0
Fouls: 10 / 10
Offside: 6 / 1
Misconduct Summary: None
Referee: Veronica Perez
AR1: Ryan Van Duyne
AR2: Daniel Radford