U.S. Soccer

2015 La Manga Tournament

La Manga, Spain
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U-23 WNT Defeats England 2-1 to Sweep Three Games in La Manga Tournament

CHICAGO (March 2, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated England 2-1 on goals from Sarah Killion and Lynn Williams to sweep all three matches at the Six Nations tournament in La Manga, Spain. The USA had previously defeated Japan 1-0 and Norway 2-0. 

In a game that had a physical edge, the USA opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when forward Cheyna Williams turned the corner on a defender in the right side of the penalty box and was taken down. Midfielder Sarah Killion stepped up to finish the spot kick to give the USA a 1-0 lead. 

The USA doubled its advantage in the 51st minute on a gaff in the back as England goalkeeper Mary Earps couldn’t control a bouncing ball near the left edge of the six-yard box. Williams stole the ball and slotted into the open net from close range. 

England pulled a goal back in the 81st minute through their own Williams, first name Paige, as she took a free kick from about 25 yards out on the right side and finished low to the near post. 

The 22-player U.S. squad featured 14 professional players, including 13 who were taken in the recent 2015 NWSL Draft. Those players will soon be heading to their pro clubs. The U.S. U-23s will next get together in late April for a domestic training camp that will mostly feature current college players. 

- U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team vs. England U-23 Women’s National
Date: March 2, 2015
Competition: Six Nations International Tournament
Venue: La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain 

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

USA – Sarah Killion (penalty kick)                       33rd minute
USA – Lynn Williams                                          51
ENG – Paige Williams                                        81 

Lineups:
USA:, 18-Abby Smith, 4-Caprice Dydasco (13-Emily Sonnett, 76),15-Cari Roccaro, 25-Abby Dahlkemper, 7-Jaelene Hinkle; 8-Sarah Killion (Capt.), 3-Vanessa DiBernardo, 2-Danielle Colaprico; 11-Stephanie McCaffrey (16-Daphne Corboz, 46), 20-Lynn Williams, 19-Cheyna Williams (10-Stephanie Verdoia, 46)
Subs not used: 1-Jane Campbell, 5-Makenzy Doniak, 6-Shea Groom, 9-Rose Lavelle, 14-Samantha Mewis, 17-Andi Sullivan, 21-Lo’eau LoBonta, 23-Kristin Grubka
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield 

ENG: 1-Mary Earps, 2-Becky Jane, 5-Jemma Rose, 6-Satara Murray, 12-Aoife Mannion, 14-Emma Follis (15- Beth Mead, 74), 7-Sherry McCue (4-Paige Williams, 74), 8-Kasia Lipka (18-Jade Bailey, 61),16-Ashleigh Hodson (17-Kirsty Linnett, 61), 9-Nikita Parris,10-Danielle Carter
Subs not used: 3- Martha Harris, 11-Jessica Sigsworth, 13-Megan Walsh, 19-Lucy Whipp, 20-Bianca Bragg,
Head Coach: Julie Chipchase 

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 8 / 8
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 8 / 8
Offside:  3 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: C. Eide
Assistant Referee 1: M. Lokkeberg
Assistant Referee 2: E. Thoresen

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U-23 WNT Opens La Manga Tournament with 1-0 Victory against Japan

CHICAGO (Feb, 26, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team opened its three-game tournament in La Manga, Spain, with a 1-0 victory against their U-23 counterparts from Japan as forward Lynn Williams scored the game’s lone goal in the 54th minute. For Williams, a former Pepperdine University standout who was taken in the first round of the 2015 NWSL Draft (sixth overall) by Read more
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U-23 WNT Competes in Spain Ahead of NWSL Camps

The U.S. U-23 WNT returns to beautiful La Manga, Spain, for three games in a six-team invitational tournament. It’s an exciting time for thirteen players on the roster as they are set to begin their professional careers, heading straight to their NWSL preseason camps following this event. Head coach Janet Rayfield shares her optimism for the squad as Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC), Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit), Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) and Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), all youth WNT veterans, talk about going pro and embracing the unique environment of the U-23s. Read more
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U-23 WNT Headed to La Manga, Spain, for Three-Game Trip

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W La Manga, Spain Killion, L. Williams
2-0 W La Manga, Spain Groom, Colaprico
1-0 W La Manga, Spain L. Williams

2015 U-23 La Manga Tournament

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Houston Dash 1/0
M 5-5 Freehold, N.J. Chicago Red Stars 0/0
M 5-2 Greenbrook, N.J. Manchester City
D 5-6 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage 9/0
M 5-3 Naperville, Ill.
F 5-8 Chino Hills, Calif. Slammers FC
M 5-4 Honolulu, Hawaii
F 5-6 Liberty, Mo. FC Kansas City 0/0
D Melbourne, Florida
D 5-4 Denver, Colo. Western New York Flash 8/0
M 5-8 Fort Wayne, Ind.
M 5-1 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
M 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati United 7/2
F 5-6 Winchester, Mass. Boston Breakers 6/1
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. NC Courage 30/5
D 5-7 East Islip, N.Y. Albertson Soccer Club
GK 5-8 Dallas, Texas Dallas Texans
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC 12/0
M 5-7 Lorton, Va. Bethesda SC 4/0
M Salt Lake City, Utah Boston Breakers
F Hampton, Ga.
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 11/3

2015 U-23 La Manga Tournament

Jane Campbell

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Danielle Colaprico

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Freehold, N.J.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Daphne Corboz

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Greenbrook, N.J.

Club:
Manchester City

Abby Dahlkemper

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Vanessa DiBernardo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Makenzy Doniak

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chino Hills, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Caprice Dydasco

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

Shea Groom

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Kristin Grubka

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Melbourne, Florida

Jaelene Hinkle

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Sarah Killion

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lo'eau LaBonta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Rose Lavelle

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Club:
Cincinnati United

Stephanie McCaffrey

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Winchester, Mass.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Samantha Mewis

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hanson, Mass.

Club:
NC Courage

Cari Roccaro

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
East Islip, N.Y.

Club:
Albertson Soccer Club

Abby Smith

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
Dallas Texans

Emily Sonnett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Andi Sullivan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lorton, Va.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Stephanie Verdoia

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Club:
Boston Breakers

Cheyna Williams

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hampton, Ga.

Lynn Williams

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States
2 3 0 0 5 1 4 9
England 1 0 1 0 1 1 -1 0
China PR
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan
1 0 1 0 0 1 -1 0
Norway
1 0 1 0 0 2 -2 0

Group A

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Feb. 26 Sweden vs. England 6 a.m.  La Manga, Spain
Feb. 26
Norway vs. China PR 9 a.m. La Manga, Spain
Feb. 26
United States vs. Japan 1-0 La Manga, Spain
Feb. 28
England vs. China PR 6 a.m. La Manga, Spain
Feb. 28
United States vs. Norway 2-0 La Manga, Spain
Feb. 28
Japan vs. Sweden 12:20 p.m. La Manga, Spain
March 2 Sweden vs. China PR 6 a.m. La Manga, Spain
March 2
England vs. United States 1-2 La Manga, Spain
March 2
Japan vs. Norway 11:50 a.m. La Manga, Spain

Format: The 2015 La Manga Tournament is an invitational event and does not crown a champion.

U.S. U-23 Women's National Team - 2015 La Manga Tournament Stats

Record: 3-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Jane Campbell

GK 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Danielle Colaprico

M 3 1 180 0 2 2 0/0

Daphne Corboz

M 2 0 58 0 0 0 0/0

Abby Dahlkemper

D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Vanessa DiBernardo

M 2 2 135 0 0 0 0/0

Makenzy Doniak

F 2 1 109 0 0 0 0/0

Caprice Dydasco

M 3 3 210 0 0 0 0/0

Shea Groom

F 2 2 180 1 1 3 0/0

Kristin Grubka

D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Jaelene Hinkle

D 2 1 135 0 0 0 0/0

Sarah Killion

M 2 2 157 1 0 2 0/0

Lo'eau LaBonta

M 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Rose Lavelle

M 2 1 100 0 0 0 0/0

Staphanie McCaffrey

F 2 2 90 0 0 0 0/0

Samantha Mewis

M 2 2 135 0 1 1 0/0

Cari Roccaro

D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Abby Smith

GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Emily Sonnett

M 3 2 195 0 0 0 0/0

Andi Sullivan

M 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Stephanie Verdoia

M 2 1 135 0 0 0 0/0

Cheyna Williams

F 2 1 71 0 0 0 0/0

Lynn Williams

F 2 2 180 2 0 4 0/0
           


Own Goal



0

Totals


3 3 270 5 3 13 0/0

Opponent Totals

3 3 270 1 0 2 0/0

2015 La Manga Tournament Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Jane Campbell

1 1 90 2 0 1 0.00 1-0-0

Abby Smith

2 2 180 3 1 1 0.50 2-0-0

Totals

3

3 270 5 1 2 0.33 3-0-0

Opponent Totals

3

3 270 1 5 0 1.67 0-3-0

Updated through March 2, 2015

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