LA MANGA, Spain (March 6, 2018) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team drew 1-1 with the Norway U-19 WNT in its third and final game at the Women’s U-19 La Manga 12 Nations Tournament.
Forward Loren Sefcik, who plays Internationals SC in Ohio, scored the USA’s lone goal in the 12th minute, heading home a cross from the left wing.
Norway equalized on the cusp of halftime when a cross in front of the goal was deflected by U.S. goalkeeper Claudia Dickey, but the loose ball fell to Jenny Olsen who finished into the open net.
The competition in which each of the 12 participating countries played three friendly matches was for players born on or after January 1, 1999, and U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias brought a 22-player roster featuring eight players born in 1999 and 14 born in 2000.
- U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: United States U-18 Women's National Team vs. Norway U-19 Women’s National Team
Date: March 6, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Field A – La Manga Sports Complex, La Manga, Spain
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
NOR 1 0 1
USA – Loren Sefcik (n/a) 12th minute
NOR – Jenny Kristine R. Olsen 45
USA: 1-Claudia Dickey; 3-Brianna Martinez, 15-Madelyn Desiano, 4-Sydney Dawson, 18-Anna Heilferty (23-Emily Smith, 46); 17-Emily Gray (8-Sydney Zandi, 76), 20-Coriana Dyke, 11-Jenna Nighswonger (21-Summer Yates, 64); 24-Alexa Spaanstra (capt.), 9-Loren Sefcik (25-Hannah Betfort, 46), 13-Rachel Jones
Subs not used: 5-Ella Shamburger, 6-Giovanna DeMarco, 7-Maliah Morris, 10-Allyson Schlegel, 14-Hannah Cardenas, 16-Maycee Bell, 22-Meagan McClelland
Head Coach: Jaime Frias
NOR: 23-Karen Oline Sneve; 2-Malin Skulstad Sunde (14-Elin Ahgren Sorum, 66), 3-Malin Johnsen Brenn, 4-Camilla Huseby, 6-Andrea Norheim (capt.), 9-Emelie Nautnes, 10-Sophie Roman Haug, 11-Jenny Kristine R. Olsen (19-Camilla Linberg, 66), 15-Linn Huseby, 16-Vilde Gullhaug Birkeli, 18-Marte Bjelde Hjelmhaug
Subs not used: 1-Linn Mari Nilsen, 5-Joanna Baekkelund, 7-Elise Isolde Stenevik, 8-Julie Hoff Klaeboe, 12-Kristin Rage, 13-Sigrid Bloch-Hansen, 17-Silje Bjorneboe
Head Coach: Nils Lexerod
Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 4 / 4
Shots on Goal: 4 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 1 / 5
Fouls: 2 / 7
Offside: 2 / 2
NOR – Camilla Huseby (caution) 56th minute
Referee: Lovisa Johansson
Assistant Referee 1: Emelie Elfstrans
Assistant Referee 2: Ayes Bozkurt