U.S. Soccer

2017 Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni

Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy
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U-17 WNT Rolls Over Italy 6-0 to Win Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni

GRADISCA, Italy (April 29, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team scored three goals in each half during a phenomenal championship game performance to defeat host Italy 6-0 and take home the title at the Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni.

Maya Doms scored two goals, finding the net twice in a four-minute span in the first half, while Mia Fishel, Kalyssa Van Zanten, Croix Bethune and Lia Godfrey all added single goals.

The win was especially impressive against an Italy team that had allowed just two goals to win its group with a 0-0 tie with France, a 1-0 victory against Germany and a 1-1 draw with Belgium.

The first two goals were created by Van Zanten. In the 16th minute, she ran onto a long throw-in down the left side, cut into the penalty box and played a pass back to Fishel who hit her shot first-time off the leg of the diving goalkeeper and into the lower right corner. In the 25th minute, she got the ball on the right side, came to almost a full stop as she squared up and then exploded past the defender into the penalty area. She then cut a pass back to Doms who finished smartly with a first-time shot from around the penalty spot into the lower left corner.

Doms made it 3-0 in the 28th minute after she followed up a shot that had rebounded off the goalkeeper and popped to her just outside the six-yard box for an easy finish into the open net.

The match featured 40-minute halves, and the USA basically put the game away just six minutes into the second half as Van Zanten scored her first U-17 international goal to make it 4-0, beating the Italian goalkeeper to an early cross that was bent behind the defense from Payton Linnehan.

The USA then finished off the scoring with two goals in a three-minute span as Astrid Wheeler played a perfectly lofted at the defensive restraining line and Bethune took out of the air perfectly before sliding her shot into the lower left corner to make it 5-0 in the 65th. Godfrey scored her third U-17 international goal in the 67th minute when she picked off a throw from the goalkeeper in the center of the field and finished from 26 yards out low into the left corner to make it 6-0.

The USA had to play four matches in five days to win the tournament, and after a 1-1 draw in its opening match against Slovenia, the USA rebounded impressively to defeat Mexico 4-0, England 2-0 and then Italy 6-0.

Eight different players scored the USA’s 13 goals in the tournament, led by Doms and Godfrey with three each. Jordan Canniff scored twice while Bethune, Fishel, Linnehan, Van Zanten and Kate Wiesner added single goals. For all but Canniff, who along Wiesner, Godfrey and Kennedy Wesley were a part of the previous U-17 cycle, these were their first U-17 international goals.

In the other placement matches on April 29, Mexico defeated Belgium, 5-3, for third place, England blasted Germany 6-0 for fifth and Slovenia beat France, 1-0, for seventh.

The Torneo Delle Nazioni has been held for boys’ teams for the past 14 years (including this one), but this is just the second time it has been held for women’s teams. The year’s competition was for players born in 2001 or later. The U.S. roster featured 18 players born in 2001, which is the age cut-off year for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which will be staged in Uruguay.

- U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-17 WNT vs. Italy U-17 WNT
Date: April 29, 2017
Competition: Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni; Championship Game
Venue: Stadio Comunale Gradisca; Gradisca, Italy
Attendance: 350      
Weather: 60 degrees; sunny

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                             3          3          6
ITA                              0          0          0

USA –  Mia Fishel (Kalyssa Van Zanten)                   16th minute                            
USA – Maya Doms (Kalyssa Van Zanten)                25
USA – Maya Doms                                                     28
USA – Kalyssa Van Zanten (Payton Linnehan)         46
USA – Croix Bethune (Astrid Wheeler)                      65
USA – Lia Godfrey                                                      67

Lineups:
USA: 12-Lindsey Romig (1-Ruth Jones, 69), 3-Kate Wiesner (capt.), 5-Leah Scarpelli, 6-Kennedy Wesley, 5-Talia DellaPeruta (8-Astrid Wheeler, 41), 13-Sunshine Fontes (14-Lia Godfrey, 52), 15-Maya Doms (8-Croix Bethune, 54), 20-Hollyn Torres (4-Tori Hansen, 41), 10-Mia Fishel (19-Madison Mercado, 68), 18-Payton Linnehan, 16-Kalyssa Van Zanten (9-Jordan Canniff, 63)
Subs not used: 7-Samantha Meza, 2-Makenna Morris
Head Coach: Mark Carr

ITA: 12-Camilla Forcinella (1-Beatrice Beretta, 77); 3-Paola Bolgioni (2-Angela Orlando, 80), 4-Chiara Pucci (11-Francesca Imprezzabile, 77), 6-Benedetta De Biase, 9-Sara Tamborini, 10-Melissa Bellucci, 12-Camilla Forcinella, 14-Heden Corrada (19-Francesca Quazzico, 74), 15-Chiara Ripamonti, 16-Martina Tomaselli, 18-Asia Bragonzi, 20-Serena Landa
Subs not used: 8-Marta Morreale, 13-Maria Ladu, 17-Teresa Fracas
Head Coach: Massimo Migliorini

Statistical Summary: USA / ITA
Shots: 21 / 4
Shots on Goal: 15 / 3
Saves: 3 / 9
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 6 / 7
Offside: 4 /2

Misconduct Summary: 
ITA – Sara Tamborini (caution)                      62nd minute


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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
6-0 W Gradisca, Italy 350 Fishel, Doms(2), Van Zanten, Bethune, Godfrey
2-0 W Miren (SLO) 70 Linnehan, Canniff
4-0 W Fiumicello (ITA) 100 Godfrey(2), Doms, Wiesner
1-1 D Ajdovščina, Slovenia Canniff

2017 Under-17 Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni - Italy & Slovenia

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M Alpharetta, Ga. Concorde Fire
M 5-1 California, Md. Richmond United
M 5-5 Davis, Calif. Davis Legacy
M San Diego, Calif. San Diego Surf
F 5-4 Wahiawa, Hawaii Honolulu Bulls
F 5-5 Fleming Island, Fla. Jacksonville Armada
D 5-9 Raleigh, N.C. CASL
GK 5-11 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Soccer Academy
F 5-4 Douglas, Mass. FC Stars of Mass
M 5-6 San Diego, Calif. San Diego Surf
F Balch Springs, Texas Dallas Kicks
D 5-2 Germantown, Md. Bethesda SC
M Cumming, Ga. Tophat SC
GK Midlothian, Va. Richmond United
M Brick, N.J. Match Fit Academy
M 5-3 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-4 Rossmoor, Calif. So Cal Blues
D 5-6 Monrovia, Calif. Slammers FC
M 5-5 Atlanta, Ga. Concorde Fire
F 5-6 Buffalo Grove, Il. Eclipse Select SC

2017 Under-17 Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni - Italy & Slovenia

Croix Bethune

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire

Jordan Canniff

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
California, Md.

Club:
Richmond United

Maya Doms

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Davis, Calif.

Club:
Davis Legacy

Mia Fishel

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Sunshine Fontes

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Club:
Honolulu Bulls

Lia Godfrey

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fleming Island, Fla.

Club:
Jacksonville Armada

Tori Hansen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Ruth Jones

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Club:
Charlotte Soccer Academy

Payton Linnehan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Douglas, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Mass

Madison Mercado

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Samantha Meza

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Balch Springs, Texas

Club:
Dallas Kicks

Makenna Morris

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Germantown, Md.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Talia Della Peruta

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Cumming, Ga.

Club:
Tophat SC

Lindsey Romig

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

Club:
Richmond United

Leah Scarpelli

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Brick, N.J.

Club:
Match Fit Academy

Hollyn Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Kennedy Wesley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rossmoor, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Kate Wiesner

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Astrid Wheeler

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire

Kalyssa Van Zanten

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Il.

Club:
Eclipse Select SC

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
 Italy 3 1 0 2 2 1 +1 5
Germany 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Belgium 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
France 3 0 0 2 1 2 -1 2

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 7
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 4
England 3 1 2 0 2 4 -2 3
Slovenia 3 0 1 2 2 3 -1 2


Group A Schedule


Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 24 Italy vs. France 0-0 Gradisca d'Isonzo (ITA)
April 25 Germany vs. Belgium 2-1 Villese (ITA)
April 26 Italy vs. Germany 1-0 Monfalcone (ITA)
April 26 France vs. Belgium 0-1 Romans d'Isonzo (ITA)
April 28 Italy vs. Belgium 1-1 Torviscosa (ITA)
April 28 France vs. Belgium 1-1 Precenicco (ITA)

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 25 Slovenia vs. USA 1-1 Ajdovscina (SLO)
April 25 England vs. Mexico 1-2 Lignano (ITA)
April 26 Slovenia vs. England 0-1 Nova Gorica (SLO)
April 26 USA vs. Mexico 4-0 Fiumicello (ITA)
April 28 USA vs. England 2-0 Miren (SLO)
April 28 Slovenia vs. Mexico 1-1 Tolmin (SLO)

Seventh Place 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 29 France vs. Slovenia 0-1 Vipava (SLO)

Fifth Place 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 29 Belgium vs. England 0-6 Rence (SLO)

Third Place 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 29 Germany vs. Mexico 3-5 Tagliamento (ITA)

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 29 USA vs. Italy 6-0 Gradisca d'Isonzo (ITA)

Format:
The 8 teams divided into two groups of four teams. After the group stage the top team from each group will advance to the final.

U.S. U-17 Women's National Team - 2017 Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni Stats

Record: 0-0-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R



0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Opponent Totals
0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

2017 Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T


0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Opponent Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Updated through April 26, 2017

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