Carson, Calif. (March 2, 2005) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team picked up its second straight 2-0 win over the Germany U-17 Women’s National Team as Jessica McDonald scored in the 41st minute and Kelly O’Hara added a clinching goal in the 71st, her second in as many games. The USA won the first match of the two-game set last Monday.
The U-17s scored for the second straight match off a set play and this time it was McDonald getting on the end of it. The USA took a free kick from the top of German penalty box as Melissa Hayes slipped the ball behind the German back line. McDonald ran it down to finish first time into the upper right corner of the net.
The second goal came on a breakaway as Rachel Givan sent a through ball that beat the German’s restraining line. O’Hara broke away from her defender and slipped the ball past the charging ‘keeper into the left corner.
The USA out-shot Germany, 15-8, and did not allow the Germans a goal over 180 minutes.
U.S. UNDER–17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
Match-up: USA vs. Germany
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Home Depot Center – Field #4
Date: March 2, 2005; Kickoff – 10:00 a.m. PT
Weather: Sunny, mid to upper 60’s
1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
GER 0 0 0
USA – Jessica McDonald (Melissa Hayes) 41st Minute
USA – Kelly O’Hara (Rachel Givan) 75th Minute
USA: 18-Chantel Jones, 9-Lauren Wilmoth, 6-Lauren Switzer, 15-Gina DiMartino, 11-Kaley Fountain, 12-Jessica McDonald, 11-Annie Yi, 10-Tobin Heath, 8-Nikki Washington, 3-Melissa Hayes, 20-Onnie Trusty.
Substitutes: 7-Ali Hawkins, 5-Kelly O’Hara, 16-Rachel Givan, 2-Rebecca Edwards, 13-Jane Alukonis.
Head Coach: Erica Walsh
GER: 1-Romina Holz, 9-Isabel Kerschowski, 2-Monique Kerschowski, 10-Julia Simic, 7-Fatmire Bajramaj, 8-Christina Schellenberg, 22-Babett Peter, 24-Carolin Dej, 5-Janka Rohberg, 6-Nathalie Bock, 4-Carolin Schiewe.
Substitutes: 21-Stefanie Draws, 15-Sylvie Banecki, 14-Marie Pollmann.
Head Coach: Peter Ralf
Shots: 15 8
Shots on Goal: 5 4
Saves: 2 2
Corner Kicks: 3 2
Fouls: 10 16
Offside: 1 0
USA – Kaley Fountain (caution) 42nd Minute
USA – Tobin Heath (caution) 48th Minute
GER – Carolin Schiewe (caution) 31st Minute