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U.S. U-16 GNT Falls, 1-0, To U-18 Slammers FC in First Nike Friendlies Match

  • Goal by Slammers’ Christen Press in the 36th Minute Is The Difference
  • U-16 GNT Next Faces U.S. U-17s on Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m. at The Home Depot Center

CARSON, California (Sept. 28, 2006) – The U.S. Under-16 Girls' National Team lost 1-0 to the Slammers FC U-18s in the first game for both teams at the 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies.

While there were 27 shots fired in the match – 15 by the USA and 12 by the Slammers – neither team created more than a handful of dangerous chances as most of the shots were from distance. The USA put eight shots on goal to the Slammers’ three, but it was the Newport Beach club that found the back of the net.

The Slammers got their goal in the 36th minute courtesy of a rasping shot from forward Christen Press, who laced her chance across the face of the goal from the right side of the penalty area, sticking it into the left side netting.

The match was an even affair with both teams attacking with energy, but the U.S. U-16s could not manufacture an equalizer as Slammers goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu played an excellent second half.

The U.S. U-16s return to action tomorrow, facing the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team on Field 1 at The Home Depot Center at 2 p.m.

Match-up: USA U-16 GNT vs. U-18 Slammers FC
Competition: 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson, California
Date: Sept. 28, 2006; Kickoff – 2 p.m. PT
Weather: Sunny, hot – 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:      1     2     F
USA U-16                       0     0     0
SLAMMERS FC U-18   1     0     1

SFC – Christen Press (n/a)     36th minute.

USA - 24-Jillian Mastroianni; 21-Alyssa Pember, 10-Whitney Sharpe, 3-Camille Levin, 25-Allie Vernon; 4-Amanda Fancher, 16-Jennifer Lapone, 17-Katy Frierson, 20-Casey Short; 12-Maggie Kistner, 14-Emily Huser.
Substitutes: 1-Elizabeth Hanna, 18-Catherine Parkhill, 9-Michelle Olivier, 2-Amber Brooks, 6-Kylie Doniak, 22-Kristen Mewis, 5-Beth West, 13-Chelsea Stewart, 7-Brianna Garcia, 11-Lauren Alwine, 19-Tiffany McCarty, 15-Lindsi Lisonbee, 8-Shira Averbuch.

SFC - 12-Lauren Gregston; 21-Kailah Martin, 5-Haleigh Guertin, 10-Morgan Skeen; 42-Tanya Emerson, 3-Megan Jesolva, 4-Kate Edwards, 15-Kellye Joswick, 8-Jackie Zinke; 13-Christen Press, 7-Alyssa Davila.
Substitutes: 11-Christina Murillo, 14-Lyndsay Lean, 18-Katie Tribbey, 22-Ayana Sumiyasu, 9-Katie Bavasi, 121-Nadia LInk, 6-Lauren Sandford.

Statistical Summary:   USA / SFC
Shots:                                15 / 12
Shots on Goal:                   8 / 3
Saves:                                  2 / 8
Corner Kicks:                      3 / 2
Fouls:                                   8 / 14
Offside:                                 5 / 1

Misconduct Summary: None

Match Officials:
Referee: M.B. Haibett
AR1: Felisha Mariscal
AR2: D. Magouirk

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