MORBIO, Switzerland (May 31, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated the Switzerland Under-19 WNT, 3-2, as forward Civana Kuhlmann scored twice and midfielder Taryn Torres added a goal.
The USA is in northern Italy for a training camp as it continues preparations for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and traveled over the border to Switzerland for the match. The teams will meet again on June 3.
Kuhlmann, who scored four goals in the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament, including the game-winner in the title game against Mexico, staked the USA to a 2-0 lead with two goals in a seven-minute span, scoring in the 21st and 27th minutes.
Switzerland, which is preparing for the 2016 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in Slovakia starting on July 19, pulled a goal back in the 63rd, but Torres effectively sealed the match with a score – assisted by Kuhlmann – in the 77th. Switzerland added a goal in the first minute of stoppage time for the final score line.
The U.S. U-17s, which are undefeated in nine international games this year, will face Paraguay, Ghana and Japan in Group D player at the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup being held from Sept. 30-Oct. 21 in Jordan.
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. Under-17 WNT vs. Switzerland Under-19 WNT
Date: May 31, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Campo Sportivo FC Morbio; Morbio, Switzerland
Weather: 66 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 1 3
SUI 0 2 2
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Kate Wiesner) 21st minute
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Kiara Pickett) 27
SUI – Alisha Lehman 63
USA – Taryn Torres (Civana Kuhlmann) 77
SUI – Elena Van Niekerk (Gérardline Reuteler) 90+1
USA: 22-Laurel Ivory; 6-Kennedy Wesley (24-Taryn Torres, 46), 9-Karina Rodriguez, 8-Naomi Girma (capt.), 7-Kate Wiesner (20-Izzy Rodriguez, 82), 2-Jordan Canniff (21-Alexa Spaanstra, 36), 5-Brianna Pinto (4-Frankie Tagliaferri, 46), 13-Sophia Smith (19-Joanna Harber, 65),14-Jaeline Howell, 15-Kiara Pickett (18-Sierra Enge, 65), 23-Civana Kuhlmann (16-Rachel Jones, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Hillary Beall, 3-Maycee Bell, 25-Ryanne Brown
Head Coach: B.J. Snow
SUI: 12-Furrer Nadja (1-Natascha Honegger, 46); 20-Lorena Baumann, 17-Jana Brunner (14-Sina Spieser, 68), 5-Carola Fasel, 8-Julia Stierli; 6-Lesley Ramseier, 7-Lara Jenzer, 13-Cinzia Zehnder (16-Nathalie Lienhard, 36), 9-Marilena Widmer, 18-Camille Surdez (2-Alisha Lehmann, 72), 10-Naomie Mégroz (3-Géraldine Reuteler, 68)
Subs not used: 4-Kim Dubs, 11-Emanuela Schürch, 15-Elena Van Niekerk, 19-Mimoza Hamidi
Head Coach: Nora Häuptle
Statistical Summary: USA / SUI
Shots: 13 / 9
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 2 / 1
Offside: 1 / 0