U.S. Under-18 WNT Falls to Norway U-19 WNT 1-0 to Finish Ten Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain
LA MANGA, Spain (March 5, 2010) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team gave up a goal less than a minute into the game and could not produce one over the rest of the match, falling 1-0 to the Norway U-19 National Team in its third and final game of the Ten Nations Tournament.
The U.S. U-18s had won its first two matches in this competition consisting of three friendly matches for each team, defeating Germany’s U-19s 1-0 on March 3 and Sweden’s U-19s 3-1 on March 1.
The lone goal came after just 55 seconds when Norway’s Cathrine Dekkerhus headed home a corner kick.
The 16 players on the U-18 roster that were born in 1992 or 1993 are still age-eligible for the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, so this tournament will serve as early preparation for that cycle.
U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team vs. Norway U-19 WNT
Competition: Ten Nations Tournament
Location: La Manga, Spain
Date: March 5, 2010
Weather: Sunny and Cold – 54 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
NOR 1 0 1
NOR – Cathrine Dekkerhus 1st minute
USA: 1-Aubrey Bledsoe, 3-Torri Allen (17-Rachel Nuzzolese, 83), 13-Carrie Whigham (11-Meg Morris, 51), 14-Brooke Gilbert, 7-Arin Gilliland (10-Mollie Pathman, 46), 4-Michelle Cruz, 6-Lindsay Elston (15-Tiffini Smith, 46), 8-Julie Johnston, 9-Mandy Laddish (5-Gloria Douglas, 81), 11-Chioma Ubogagu, 16-Katie Stengel (12-Natalia Ledezma, 79)
Subs Not Used: 24-Anna Sieloff
Head Coach: Dave Chesler
NOR: 1-Guro Pettersen, 3-Cecilie B Liane, 4-Anja Sonstevold, 5-Ina Gausdal, 7-Eirin Kleppa, 8-Ina Skaug, 9-Cathrine Dekkerhus, 11-Anette Tengesdal, 13-Kristine Wigdahl Hegland, 17-Camilla Christensen (15-Hanna Haanes, 68), 18-Melissa Bjanesoy (16-Lisa-Marie Karlseng, 51)
Subs Not Used: 2-Marie Thomassen, 6-Marlene Karlseng Utland, 10-Else Vassbo, 12-Kirvil Skaug Odden, 14-Silje Bergby
Head Coach: Jarl Torske
Statistical Summary: USA / NOR
Shots 6 / 4
Saves 1 / 1
Fouls 11 / 10
Corner Kicks 1 / 4
Offside 0 / 1