SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Sept. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated the Honduras U-20 Women’s National Team 5-0 in a friendly match that is a part of training camp to prepare for the upcoming CONCACAF U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament that will be held in San Pedro Sula in December.
The USA got on the board in just the fifth minute as Savannah DeMelo played a pass in behind the defense on the left side to Marley Canales. Canales took one touch and hit a low, hard shot into the right side of the goal for the 1-0 lead.
In the 18th minute, it was Brianna Pinto who played a ball behind the defense to Zoe Redei, this time on the left side. Redei beat the center-back on the dribble before finishing into the right side of the net.
Three minutes later Ella Stevens got behind the defense to score off an assist from Julie Doyle and the USA took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Three minutes after the break, Honduras failed to clear and Pinto picked up the loose ball, beat a defender and drilled a shot toward the left corner of the goal. The goalkeeper got a hand on the ball, but couldn’t keep it out.
Jordan Harr finished the scoring in the 64th minute by racing into the penalty box, and when the ‘keeper closed her down, she slotted home for the final margin.
These were the first international goals at the U-20 level for Canales, Redei, Stevens and Pinto. Harr scored against the Netherlands in Spain back in March.
The USA is preparing for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papau New Guinea.
-U-20 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: United States U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Honduras U-20 Women’s National Team
Date: Sept. 23, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Morazan Stadium; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Weather: 88 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 2 5
HON 0 0 0
USA - Marley Canales (Savannah Demelo) 5th minute
USA - Zoe Redei (Brianna Pinto) 18
USA – Ella Stevens (Julie Doyle) 21
USA - Brianna Pinto 48
USA - Jordan Harr 64
USA: 18-Brooke Heinsohn, 4-Kiara Pickett, 5-Samantha Hiatt (8-Taylor Otto, 60), 17-Tierna Davidson, 3-Julie Doyle (14-Zoe Morse, 60), 10-Jordan Harr (2-Marissa Bosco, 66), 19-Ella Stevens (22-Taryn Torres, 70), 7-Marley Canales (9- Emily Fox, 66), 16-Brianna Pinto (12-Alexa Spaanstra, 70), 20-Zoe Redei
Subs not used: 13-Mia Gyau, 15-Kirsten Davis, 21-Alissa Gorzak, 23-Mallory Pugh, 25-Ashley Sanchez
Head coach: Michelle French
HON: Not Available
Stats Summary: USA / Honduras
Shots: 25 / 1
Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
Saves: 1 / 6
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 3
Offside: 3 / 0