The U.S. attack was unstoppable as the Americans built a 5-0 lead after just 15 minutes. Forward Kelly Wilson (Odessa, Tex./Dallas Sting) scored in the 7th, 13th, 34th and 35th minutes to record her rare quadruple in the first half. Forward Mary Boland (Hudson, Ohio/Internationals) scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and then added the USA's 11th score in the 71st minute. Boland also had two assists. Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich./Michigan Hawks) scored two goals while Kristen Weiss (Brecksville, Ohio/Internationals) and captain Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind./Carmel Cosmos) notched one goal apiece.
"The team was very motivated and inspired to play Canada for the second time," said U.S. U-19 head coach Tracey Leone. "They were excited about the challenge of solving Canada's high restraining line and high goalkeeper that we struggled with in the last game. Our 3-4-3 formation gave us better possession on the flanks and the ability for more players to beat their flat back four. We had players coming from everywhere and we were unpredictable. And we finished incredibly well."
The U.S. U-19 women are building towards the first ever FIFA world championship for youth woman that will be held in Canada during the summer of 2002. The USA will attempt to qualify for the tournament sometime in 2002 with the dates and venues to be determined.
Midfielder Lori Chalupny (Chesterfield, Mo./JB Marine) had three assists while Megan Kakadelas (Carlsbad, Calif./San Diego Surf) chipped in two. Due to the USA's goal scoring flurry, the match was over early, but the young U.S. team not let up and came at Canada the entire match.
"Just having these two games under our belt has made us a better team," added Leone. "We couldn't have benefited more from coming here and being in Canada where the youth World Cup will be held. We wanted to make Canada our home in a small way and that comfort will help us down the road."
2001 U.S. UNDER-19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
|Participants:||U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team vs. Canada|
|Competition:||Independence Day Series (Friendly)|
|Venue:||Birchmount Stadium (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)|
|Date:||July 2, 2001 - Kickoff 1:00 p.m. ET|
|Weather:||75 degrees (Sunny, Warm)|
USA - Lindsey Tarpley (Mary Boland), 2.
USA - Mary Boland (Lori Chalupny), 5.
USA - Kelly Wilson (Unassisted), 7.
USA - Kelly Wilson (Mary Boland), 13.
USA - Mary Boland (Unassisted), 15.
USA - Lindsay Tarpley (Lori Chalupny), 19.
CAN - Candace Chapman (Unassisted), 22.
USA - Keeley Dowling (Lori Chalupny), 29.
USA - Kelly Wilson (Megan Kakadelas), 34.
USA - Kelly Wilson (Megan Kakadelas), 35.
USA - Kristen Weiss (Sara Randolph), 62.
USA - Mary Boland (Jill Oakes), 71.
USA - 1-Kate Taylor, 3-Jessica Ballweg, 11-Keeley Dowling - Capt., 6-Amy Steadman (2-Haley Hunt, 46th), 14-Leslie Osborne (Sara Randolph, 46th), 5-Jill Oaks, 13-Alison Graham, 7-Lori Chalupny, 12-Lindsay Tarpley (17-Megan Kakadelas, 30th), 15-Mary Boland, 16-Kelly Wilson (20-Kristen Weiss, 46th).
CAN - 1-Erin McLeod, 8-Sasha Andrews, 2-Heather Smith, 5-Katie Arnott, 6-Lisa Backman, 3-Melanie Booth, 4-Kara Lang, 11-Sarah Kozey, 10-Erin McCallum, 12-Amy Vermuelen, 7-Candace Chapman. Substitutes: 15-Lea Kutcher, 13-Carla Dolomont, 14-Robyn Gayle.