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U.S. U-18 WNT Defeats Norway U-19s, 1-0, in La Manga, Spain

LA MANGA, Spain (March 12, 2008) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team made it two victories in a row over Scandinavian teams who are a year older, defeating Norway’s U-19s by a 1-0 score at the La Manga U-19 International Tournament. The USA’s lone goal came in the 4th minute as Laurie Nosbusch finished smartly off a Tiffany McCarty cross and the goal held up the rest of the way.

The USA defeated Sweden, 2-0, on March 10 and will now face France on March 14 with the tournament title on the line.


Match-up: USA vs. Norway Under-19 Women’s National Team
Competition: La Manga U-19 International Women’s Tournament
Venue: La Manga, Spain
Date: March 12, 2008
Weather: Cool, breezy – 65 degrees

Scoring Summary:
           1    2    F
USA   1    0    1
NOR  0    0    0

USA – Laurie Nosbusch (Tiffany McCarty) 4th minute.

USA: 1-Bianca Henninger; 23-Ashley Rape, 4-Alyssa Pember, 14-Michelle Olivier, 2-Danielle Brunache; 8-Brittany Kerridge (3-Charney Burk, 56), 6-Katy Frierson, 10-Christine Nairn, 5-Lauren Alwine (15-Beth West, 72), 12-Laurie Nosbusch (22-Toni Pressley, 66), 11-Tiffany McCarty (7-Casey Short, 72).
Head Coach: Dean Duerst

NOR: 1-Ingrid Thorbjornsen, 2-Astrid Grotta Ree, 3-Caroline Walde, 6-Ingrid Mo Wold (20-Oda Fugelsnes, 87), 7-Maren Mjelde, 8-Katrine Andresen, 9-Ingvild Isaksen, 10-Ida Elise Enget (17-Ingrid Ryland, 57), 11-June Tarnes, 13-Anne Grete Storli, 14-Marita Eide.

Statistical Summary:
9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 16 / 15
Offside: 1 / 1

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