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U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats Germany, 3-2, in First of Two Matches

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated the Germany U-17 Women’s National Team, 3-2, on March 5, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., as midfielder Teresa Noyola scored twice and added an assist on forward Sarah Salazar’s goal. The two teams will meet again on March 8. The USA, which out-shot Germany 21-9, opened the scoring in just the fourth minute off a corner kick as Noyola finished during a scramble in front of the net. In the 60th minute, U.S. head coach Erica Walsh inserted Salazar and midfielder Elli Reed into the match and both would figure in the scoring. The match remained 1-0 until the 67th minute when Salazar struck from just outside the penalty box, chipping the ball over goalkeeper Jana Burmeister. Germany pulled a goal back just four minutes later as Marie Pollmann tallied, but Noyola clinched the game in the 76th minute, converting a penalty kick earned by Reed, who was taken down in the box. Germany made the final margin close as Pollman got her second of the game in the 86th minute.

Match-up: USA U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson, California
Date: March 5, 2006; Kickoff – 11 a.m. PT
Attendance: 300
Weather: Cloudy – 62 degrees

Scoring Summary: 
            1     2     F

USA    1     2    3
GER    0    2    2

USA – Teresa Noyola (unassisted) 4th minute.
USA – Sarah Salazar (Teresa Noyola) 67.
GER – Marie Pollmann (Selina Nowak) 71.
USA – Teresa Noyola (Penalty Kick) 76.
GER – Marie Pollman (unassisted) 86.

USA: 1-Wendy Balogun; 3-Lauren Barnes (13-Marissa Kazbour, 32), 9-Hannah Cerrone – Capt., 14-Ashley Rape, 22-Amanda Fancher; 10-Merritt Mathias (15-Ellie Reed, 20-Christien Nairn, 11-Teresa Noyola, 19-Lindsay Taylor (7-Laure Heyboer, 75); 17-Sinead Farrelly (23-Sarah Salazar, 60), 16-Casey Nogueira (5-Melissa Henderson, 75).

Germany: 1-Jana Burmeister, 2-Stefanie Mirlach, 3-Lena Wermelt, 4-Stefanie Draws, 5-Marina Hegering, 7-Melissa Thiem (14-Bianca Schmidt, 60), 6-Katharina Baunach, 8-Maxine Mittnedorf (17-Aylin Yaren, 79), 11-Lisa Schwab (19-Selina Nowak, 60), 9-Marie Pollman, 10-Julia Simic.

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Julia Simic (caution) 34th minute.

U.S. U-16 GNT and U-17 WNT Schedule
Date          Matchup                                                             Time (PT)
March 5    U.S. U-17 WNT 3, Germany U-17 WNT 2
March 6    U.S. U-16 GNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT     10 a.m.
March 7    U.S. U-17 WNT vs. U.S. U-16 GNT              11 a.m.
March 8    U.S. U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT    4 p.m.
March 9    U.S. U-16 GNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT     10 a.m. is the official website of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the United States