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U.S. U-18 Women's National Team Defeats Canada U-20s 5-1 in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, Colo. (July 12, 2009) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team scored twice in the first half and three times in the second to rout the Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team by a 5-1 score in an international friendly played at the University of Colorado. Forward Chioma Ubogagu scored just four minutes into the match after she ran onto a cross from Sam Johnson and finished from the top of the penalty area. Johnson scored herself in the 41st minute, running under a chipped through ball from Lauren Matheson before depositing her shot into the side netting. The USA made it 3-0 just two minutes into the second half as Mandy Laddish struck a perfect free-kick from 25 yards out, blasting it over the head of the Canadian goalkeeper. In the 54th minute midfielder Kaelia Ohai went on a winding dribbling run from the right side of the field, turned the corner and slotted her shot into the far post. Canada pulled a goal back just seconds later from Jonelle Filigno, who also plays for the full Canadian Women’s National Team, but the USA finished the scoring in the 65th minute after Ahsha Smith ran down a pass from Michelle Cruz and tucked her shot into the near post.

Match: United States U-18 Women's National Team vs. Canada U-20 Women’s National Team
Date: July 12, 2009
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Boulder, Colorado
Kickoff: 5pm local
Weather: 75 degrees, breeze

Scoring Summary:   1    2     F
USA                              2    3    5
CAN                              0    1     1   

USA -- Chioma Ubogagu                                  4th minute
USA -- Sam Johnson (Lauren Matheson)      41
USA -- Mandy Laddish                                       47
USA -- Kealia Ohai                                             54
CAN -- Jonelle Filigno                                       54
USA -- Ahsha Smith                                           65

USA: 24-Kelsey Wys; 21-Mollie Pathman, 2-Carrie Whigman, 25-Kendall Romine (capt.), 3-Torri Allen; 7-Natalia Ledezma (12-Michelle Cruz, 9), 14-Annie Steinlage (16-Lauren Matheson, 23),11-Mandy Laddish (20-Ellen Parker, 64), 4-Samantha Johnson (13-Ariana Martinez, 74); 17-Kealia Ohai (8-Kelly Cobb, 66), 9-Chioma Ubogagu (23-Ahsha Smith, 45)
Subs not used: 1-Emily Lillard, 5-Juliann Jeffrey, 6-Sarah Killion, 10-Hayley Brock, 15-Alex Crown, 18-Anna Sieloff, 19-Courtney Smith
Head Coach: Dave

CAN: 18-Genevieve Richard; 24-Bryanna McCarthy (12-Karli Hedlund, 44), 3-Shannon Woeller, 11-Bahar Sansar (4-Lexi Marton, 78), 6-Alexandra Smith (10-Danica Wu, 60); 7-Kodee Williams (23-Shelina Zadorsky, 38), 8-Gina Pacheco (15-Julia Ignacio, 74), 17-Chelsea Stewart (2-Carolina Szwed, 85), 5-Rachel Lamarre (13-Taylor Patterson, 21); 19-Julie Armstrong, 16-Jonelle Filigno (20-Nkem Ezurike, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Cynthia LeBlanc, 13-Taylor Patterson, 21-Marialye Laramee-Trottier
Head Coach: Carolina Morace

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 14 / 8
Shots on Goal: 9 / 5
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 1 / 6
Fouls: 5 / 1
Offside: 2 / 0

Referee: Younes Marrakchi (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Chris Levesque (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Josh Sawyer (USA)
Fourth Official: Ben Chouaf (USA)