KOPPARVALLEN, Sweden (June 21, 2011) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team finished up its three-match European trip with a 1-1 draw against host Sweden. Forward Sarah Hagen scored the USA’s lone goal, her fourth over the three matches and third on a header.
The goal came in the 60th minute off a corner kick from the right side by Ingrid Wells. She sent her service to the far post where it was headed on net by Amber Brooks. Sweden goalkeeper Malin Reuterwall made a great save on the initial shot, but the ball was headed back into the mixer by Toni Pressley. A Swedish defender got her head on that ball, but didn’t clear it far enough and Hagen headed into the net to give the USA the lead.
The lead lasted 19 minutes before the Swedes tied the game on a shot from 30 yards that flew perfectly into the top left corner, giving U.S. goalkeeper Bianca Henninger no chance.
The match ended the international activity for the U.S. U-23s for 2011 as the players will now start preparing for their college pre-season training camps.
-- U.S. U-23 WNT Match Report --
Match: USA U-23 WNT vs. Sweden U-23 WNT
Date: June 21, 2011
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Kopparvallen – Falun, Sweden
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
SWE 0 1 1
USA – Sarah Hagen 60th minute
SWE – Louise Fors 79
USA: 18-Bianca Henninger, 3-Camille Levin, 4-Ashley Rape (19-Toni Pressley, 59), 22-Kate Deines (12-Morgan Stith, 64), 10-Kristen Mewis, 2-Amber Brooks, 20-Ingrid Wells, 6-Tori Huster (14-Erika Tymrak, 56), 11-Casey Short (15-Katy Frierson, 78), 16-Melissa Henderson (9-Merritt Mathias, 52), 7-Sarah Hagen
Subs Not Used: 1-Adrianna Franch, 17-Laura Heyboer
Head Coach: Bill Irwin
SWE: 1-Malin Reuterwall, 15-Petra Larsson, 5-Malin Levenstad, 3-Emma Berglund (6-Sara Eliasson, half), 7-Jessica Samuelsson, 17-Olivia Schough (19-Jennifer Elgeryd, 84), 14-Emmelie Konradsson, 9-Hanna Folkesson, 16-Linnea Liljegard (20-Michaela Hermansson, 94), 8-Louise Fors, 10-Emma Lund
Subs Not Used: 2-Mia Carlsson, 4-Catrine Johansson, 11-Elin Rubensson, 12-Nina Fellbrant, 13-Lisa Klinga, 18-Fridolina Rolfo
Head Coach: Lilie Persson
Stats Summary: USA / SWE
Shots: 11 / 5
Saves: 1 / 5
Corner Kicks: 7 / 2
Fouls: 9 / 9
Offside: 0 / 2
SWE – Emmelie Kondrasson (caution) 58th minute