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U.S. Women's National Team Tops Norway, 4-0, Behind Four Different Scorers


FREDRIKSTAD, Norway (July 2, 2008) -- The U.S. Women's National Team used four different goal-scorers to defeat Norway, 4-0, in Fredrikstad. Lindsay Tarpley opened the scoring in just the fourth minute, Carli Lloyd doubled the USA's lead in the 52nd minute and two goals in the waning minutes from Angela Hucles and Abby Wambach made the final 4-0. More to come...


U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
Match-up: USA vs. Norway
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway
Date: July 2, 2008; Kickoff – 6 p.m. local / Noon ET
Attendance: 1,900
Weather: Clear, breezy – 70 degrees

Scoring Summary:
           1   2   F
USA   1    3   4
NOR  0    0   0

USA – Lindsay Tarpley (Abby Wambach) 4th minute.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Natasha Kai) 52.
USA – Angela Hucles (unassisted) 84.
USA – Abby Wambach (Amy Rodriguez) 87.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 15-Kate Markgraf, 3-Christie Rampone – Capt., 17-Lori Chalupny (13-Tobin Heath, 88); 9-Heather O’Reilly (16-Angela Hucles, 67), 7-Shannon Boxx, 11-Carli Lloyd, 5-Lindsay Tarpley (19-Amy Rodriguez, 81); 6-Natasha Kai, 20-Abby Wambach.

Subs not used: 1-Briana Scurry, 8-Lauren Cheney, 10-Aly Wagner, 14-Stephanie Cox, 21-Kacey White, 22-Ali Krieger, 24-Nicole Barnhart, 26-Rachel Buehler
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage

NOR: 1-Erika Skarbø; 2-Ane Stangeland Horpestad (5-Siri Nordby, 46), 3-Gunhild Følstad, 15-Marita Skammelsrud Lund, 19-Marit Christensen; 4-Ingvild Stensland, 6-Marie Knutsen (7-Trine Rønning, 81), 21-Lene Storlokken; 8-Solveig Gulbrandsen, 17-Lene Mykjåland (14-Guro Knutsen, 70); 9-Isabell Herlovsen (11-Leni Larsen Kaurin, 60).

Subs not used: 10-Melissa Wiik, 12-Ingrid Hjelmseth, 13-Christine Nilsen, 16-Runa Vikestad, 18-Anneli Giske, 20-Kristin Lie, 22-Elise Thorsnes.
Head Coach: Bjarne Berntsen

Statistical Summary:
          USA / NOR
Shots: 17 / 9
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 4 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 10 / 8
Offside: 7 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Shannon Boxx (caution) 30th minute.

Officials
Referee: Claudine Brohlet (BEL)
Asst. Referee: Leen Martens (BEL)
Asst. Referee: Anne Cheron (BEL)
4th Official: Ann Wenche Kleven (NOR)

Sierra Mist Woman of the Match: Shannon Boxx

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