U-16 GNT Flips Script on Germany, Wins 4-0 in Wildeshausen

Samantha Kroeger, Trinity Rodman, Reilyn Turner and Makenna Morris Score

GROßENKNETEN, Germany (Sept. 12, 2017) – The U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team defeated Germany 4-0 in the second of two matches during a training camp in Germany as four different players scored. The match came two days after the USA had lost to Germany by that same score.

In a match that featured 40-minute halves, the USA got on the board in just the fourth minute as Aislynn Crowder played a through ball for Samantha Kroeger and she rounded the goalkeeper before rolling the ball into an empty net.

The USA made it 2-0 in the 20th minute as Kayla Colbert made run down the left flank and crossed to the far post where Trinity Rodman first-timed her shot into the net.

The third goal came in the 50th minute as Crowder played another through ball, this time to Reilyn Turner, who outran her defender and shot past the onrushing goalkeeper.

The final goal came in the final minute via the penalty spot as Dilary Heredia-Beltran was fouled inside the box and Makenna Morris converted, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

U.S. U-16 WNT head coach Kacey White took 20 players to Europe with 17 born in 2002, two in 2003 and one in 2004. This is the second international trip of the year for this age group, which won a tournament in Belgium in May by defeating Croatia, Belgium and Switzerland.

This group of players moved up from the U-14 level this year and will spend two years as the U-16 GNT before moving on to the U-18s. These players are all age-eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after January 1, 2001, but will eventually be the core age group for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U-16 Girls’ National Team Match Report

Match: United States U-16 Girls’ National Team vs. Germany U-16 GNT
Date: September 14, 2017
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Krandelstadion Wildeshausen; Wildeshausen, Germany
Attendance: 3,000
Weather: 60 degrees

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F         
USA                             2          2          4
GER                            0          0          0

USA – Samantha Kroeger (Aislynn Crowder)            4th minute
USA – Trinity Rodman (Kayla Colbert)                      20
USA – Reilyn Turner (Aislynn Crowder)                     50
USA – Makenna Morris (Penalty Kick)                       80                       

Lineups:
USA: 12-Leah Freeman; 13-Smith Hunter, 4-Samar Guidry (14-Dasia Torbert, 72), 3-Makenna Morris, 2-Kayla Colbert; 19-Michaela Rosenbaum (17-Devi Dudley, 72), 15-Aislynn Crowder (8-Michelle Cooper, 51), 9-Talia DellaPeruta (capt); 10-Trinity Rodman, 16-Reilyn Turner (18-Dilary Heredia-Beltran, 72), 20-Samantha Kroeger (7-Allyson Sentnor, 56)
Subs not used: 1-Mia Justus, 6-Maggie Graham 11-Tatiana Fung
Head Coach: Kacey White

GER: 1-Pauline Nelles; 19-Donata Von Achten, 13-Madeleine Steck, 4-Emilie Bernhardt, 3-Gentiana Fetaj; 7-Nicole Woldmann (2-Paula Reimann, 41), 14-Joana Weber (20-Luca Von Achten, 41), 17-Jenny Beyer, 8-Nina Schumacher (11-Marie Philipzen, 65); 10-Gia Corley (capt) (18-Leonie Zilger, 65), 6-Paula Klensmann (9-Chiara Marie Hahn, 41)
Subs not used: 5-Pauline Machtens, 12-Julia Kassen, 15-Victoria Ezebinyuo, 16-Sophie Krall
Head Coach: Ulrike Ballweg

Stats Summary: USA / GER                       
Shots: 13 / 7
Shots on Goal: 8 / 5
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 8 / 4
Fouls: 4 / 3
Offside: 6 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Sandra Stolz (GER)