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U-15 Girls' National Team Finishes Nike Friendlies with a Perfect 3-0 Record after a 5-0 Victory vs. Surf SC

CARSON, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2006) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team closed out the Women’s Nike Friendlies on Friday with a convincing 5-0 victory over U-16 Surf SC at The Home Depot Center.

All five of the U.S. goals came off set pieces, including two off corner kicks and to direct kicks that found the back of the net in either half.

In the sixth minute, midfielder Lauren Matheson drilled a 25-yard rocket into the left side of the net to open the U.S. account. Surf SC held the U.S. scoreless in the remainder of the half as another Matheson free kick from the top left corner of the penalty area found only the cross bar.

In the second half, the U.S. scored three goals in just more than 10 minutes on similar plays. In the 52nd minute, Annick McBryar headed in a loose ball in the area after a corner kick, and in the 59th and 62nd minutes Olivia Klei headed home loose balls after a corner kick and free kick from the wing, respectively. It was the second two-goal game for Klei at the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies.

The final U.S. goal came in the 81st minute when Kim Castleberry scored on a low free kick that avoided the wall and the goalkeeper before settling into the left side of the net.

The U.S. U-15 GNT won all three of its games at the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies with a combined goal differential of 12-1.

Match-up: USA U-15 GNT vs. U-16 Surf SC
Competition: 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson, California
Date: Sept. 30, 2006; Kickoff – 12 p.m. PT
Weather: Sunny, 72 degrees

Scoring Summary:    1    2    F
USA U-15                     1    4    5
U-16 SURF                  0    0    0

USA – Lauren Matheson         6th minute.
USA – Annick McBryar              52.
USA – Olivia Klei                       59.
USA – Olivia Klei                       62.
USA – Kim Castleberry            81.

USA: 24-Emily Oliver; 13-Heather Marik, 21-Megan Siebert, 6-Kelsey Kassab, 11-Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick; 15-Mariah Nogueira, 8-Lauren Matheson, 2-Zakiya Bywaters, 19-Alex Crown; 9-Samantha Johnson, 17-Rachel Nuzzolese
Subs: 18-Anna Sieloff, 5-Alexandria Hall, 14-Annick McBryar, 3-Mia Bruno, 23-Rachel Quon, 4-Jenna Richmond, 12-Brianne Rodriguez, 16-Olivia Klei, 20-Alyssa Rich, 10-Victoria DiMartino, 7-Kim Castleberry, 1-Lindsay Dickerson, 25-Alina Garciamendez.

SUR: 17-Parris Wells; 16-Stefanie Griglak, 13-Courtney Lovelace, 18-Danielle Leiva, 9-Caitlin Allen; 1-Alissa Sanchez, 12-Chelsea Small, 7-Devon Delarosa, 2-Megan Lopez; 11-Kristina Wavomba, 91-Michelle Spacciapolli,
Subs: 31-Annie Heaton, 8-Kayla Rahon, 3-Anna Buehler, 10-Katie Finley, 4-Emily Heaton, 14-Lindsey Holman-Kelley, 6-Kristen Whipple, 19-Stephanie Keelan, 76-Stephanie Ochs.

Statistical Summary:   USA / SURF
Shots:                                  13 / 5
Shots on Goal:                     8 / 3
Saves:                                    3 / 2
Corner Kicks:                        4 / 0
Fouls:                                   10 / 10
Offside:                                   6 / 1

Misconduct Summary: None

Match Officials:
Referee: Kristen Schiereck
AR1: Jonathan Uribe
AR2: Daniel Radford
4th: Marlene Duffy

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