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Boston Breakers Defeat U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team, 1-0, in WUSA Preseason Action


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Sunday, March 25, 2001) - The Boston Breakers posted a shutout victory in their 1-0 win over the Under-19 U.S. National Team, Sunday at Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

The Under-19 team came out strong in the first half, challenging every 50-50 ball. The Breakers broke through the U.S. defense in the 23rd minute of the half. The U.S. team failed to clear the ball as Breaker midfielder Tina August headed the ball to Dagny Mellgren. Mellgren placed the ball far post past diving U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris.

In the second half, the U.S. team had a number of chances off of six corner kicks. Breaker keeper Karina LeBlanc (four saves) came up big on three attempts, while the defense cleaned up the other chances.

2001 U.S. UNDER-19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team vs. Boston Breakers (WUSA)
Competition:WUSA Preseason Exhibition
Venue:Arco Olympic Training Center (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Date:March 25, 2001

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
000
Boston
101

BOS - Dagny Mellgren (Tina August), 23.

Lineups:
USA - Rachel Buehler, Brittany Cooper, Ashlyn Harris, Megan Kakadelas, Kelly McDonald, Jill Oakes, Leslie Osborne, Sara Randolph, Amy Steadman, Lindsay Tarpley, Kristin Weiss. Substitutes: Jessica Ballweg, Mary Boland, Keeley Dowling, Hayley Hunt, Noelle Keselica, Stacy Lindstrom, Megan Rivera, Casey McCluskey, Talin Tahmassian, Kelly Wilson, Tracy Ledne, Katie McGregor.

BOS - Karina LeBlanc; Lindsay Massengale; Heather Aldama (Sarah Powell, 63); Josha Krueger; Kate Sobrero; Angela Hucles; Elie Foster (Chrisy McCann); Tina August; Dagny Mellgren; Jen Tissue (Robin Confer, 63); Lindsay Eddleman (Meotis Erikson, 63).

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