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U.S. U-15 Girls' Fall to Region I 92s in First Match of Thanksgiving Interregional Tournament


CHICAGO (Nov. 24, 2008) - The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team dropped its first match of the 2008 Thanksgiving Internationals, losing 3-0 to the Region I ODP Team.

The Region I team, featuring girls a year older than the USA, scored first in the 27th minute when U.S. forward Cate Parchinski inadvertently headed the ball into her own net while trying to defend a free-kick. Ten minutes later, U.S. goalkeeper Abby Smith was unable to punch a cross clear of danger. The ball hit the back of a U.S. player and Francisca Okoko finished the rebound. With five minutes left, Kerry Scalora pounded in the final goal from 35 yards out.

The Region I (East) ODP team was coached by Erica Walsh, the head coach at Penn State and an assistant on the USA’s 2008 Olympic gold medal winning team. The U.S. U-15s, who are being coached by Mike Dickey, will face the Region II 1992s on Nov. 26 and the Region III 1992s on Nov. 28.

U.S. U-15 Girl’s National Team Match Report

Match: United States Under-15 Girls’ National Team vs. ODP Region I 1992s
Date: November 24, 2008
Competition: Thanksgiving Interregional
Venue: Coral Glades High School; Coral Springs, Florida
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Weather: 68 degrees, clear sky

Scoring Summary:      1    2    F    
USA                                 0    0    0
Region I ODP 1992s    2    1    3

Region I ODP 92s – Own Goal                  27th minute
Region I ODP 92s – Okoko (Hayes)         37
Region I ODP 92s – Scalora                      85

USA: 18-Abby Smith (1-Anna Cassell, 46th min.); 3-Sarah Molina, 12-Abigail Lutzenkirchen, 13-Kathryn Nigro, 10-Whitney Jaynes (5-Maya Theuer, 46th min.); 9-Alex Doll, 6-Karin Simonian (17-Ashley Spivey, 60th min.), 20-Morgan Brian, 15-Carpice Dydasco (7-Shea Groom, 78th min.); 11-Kaysie Clark (4-Christina Murillo, 65th min.), 22-Cate Parchinski (8-Courtney Proctor, 60th min.)
Subs not used: 16-Brittany Von Rueden
Head Coach: Mike Dickey

1992 ODP Region I: 0-Jami-Ann Kranich (1-Churchill O’Connell, 46th min.); 12-Jazmine Reeves, 8-Tori Allen (2-Shelli, Spamer, 49th min.), 9-Briana Hovington, 10-Chrissy Lozier, 17-Patrice Vetorri (14-Jessica Schloth, 46th min.), 3-Jennifer Skogerboe (4-Francisca Okoko, 34th min.), 7-Kaitlyn Kerr (16-Celestin Chantal,69th min.), 15-Taylor Schram; 11-Rachel Nuzzolese (6-Janice Johnson, 46th min.), 5-Maya Hayes (13-Kerry Scalora, 61st min.)
Subs not used: None.
Head Coach: Erica Walsh

Stats Summary: USA / 1992 ODP Region I            
Shots: 11 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 2 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 3
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary: None 

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