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U.S. U-20 WNT Defeats Sweden U-23 WNT 1-0 on Goal from Horan

GAVLE, Sweden (June 2, 2013) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated the Sweden Under-23 Women’s National Team 1-0 on a goal from Lindsey Horan just a minute before halftime.

The victory gave the USA a sweep of the Sweden U-20 and U-23 Women’s National Teams after defeating the U-20s 3-1 on May 31.

Horan, the only professional player on the roster, recently completed a 16-goal campaign with Paris Saint-Germain in France. She scored her second goal of the trip by being in the right place at the right time and heading in a rebound that came off the goalkeeper’s hands.

Virginia-bound goalkeeper Morgan Stearns earned the shutout for the USA, going 90 minutes and making five saves.

The USA is in preparations for qualifying for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Canada. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for that tournament.

-U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Sweden Under-23 WNT
Date: June 2, 2013
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Kastvauen; Gavle, Sweden
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:  1    2    F
USA                          1    0    1
SWE                          0    0    0

USA – Lindsey Horan                         44th minute

USA: 24-Morgan Stearns; 8-Laura Liedle (6-Hanna Gardner, 83), 15-Cari Roccaro, 14-Katie Naughton (4- Mandy Freeman, 46), 11-Kayla Mills (10-Karlie Mueller, 46); 9-Rose Lavelle (21-Andi Sullivan, 46), 23-Allison Wetherington, 17-Danielle Weatherholt (16-Toni Payne, 83); 20- Margaret Purce (13-Amber Munerlyn, 46), 2-Makenzy Doniak (3-Janine Beckie, 83); 5-Lindsey Horan
Substitutions Not Used: 1- Jane Campbell, 7-Summer Green
Head coach: Michelle French

SWE: 1-Malin Reuterwall (12-Hilda Carlen, 46), 3-Elin Landstrom, 4-Mia Carlsson (16-Maria Synnerdahl, 63), 13-Sanna Svensson; 2-Catrine Johansson, 11-Jonna Andersson (18-Sarah Storck, 78), 8-Julia Lyckberg, 14- Emilia Appelqvist (15-Fridolina Rolfo, 63), 6-Petra Andersson (7-Sofie Ahlberg, 88); 9-Elin Rubensson; 10-Jennifer Egelryd (Kristian Karlsson, 83)
Substitutions Not Used: 5-Magdalena Ericsson
Head coach: Annelie Andersen

Stats Summary: USA / SWE
Shots: 5 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 5
Saves: 5 / 3
Corner Kicks: 5 / 3
Fouls: 4 / 13
Offside: 0 / 2