BIEL, Switzerland (April 10, 2018) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team drew 1-1 with the Switzerland U-19 WNT in the second of two friendlies between the teams. The USA won the first match, 3-1, on April 7.
U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias has brought a team to Switzerland that featured 13 players born in 2000, which is the birth year for this year’s U-18 WNT, and seven players born in 2000, which is the U-19 WNT birth year for 2018. The roster was almost evenly split between youth club players (11) and colleges players (9).
The USA got its goal in the 18th minute after a shot from forward Rachel Jones was deflected by the goalkeeper and fell to midfielder Taylor Malham about eight yards in front of the goal. She then finished into the bottom right corner with a shot past the diving goalkeeper.
Switzerland equalized off a through ball behind the U.S. defense that sent captain Alisha Lehmann on a 50-yard breakaway. She played the ball past sliding U.S. goalkeeper Megan McClelland, who came out to challenge 25 yards from the net, and then rolled the ball into the open net.
- U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. U-18 Women's National Team vs. Switzerland U-19 Women’s National Team
Date: April 10, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Tissot Arena; Biel, Switzerland
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy, rainy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
SUI 0 1 1
USA – Taylor Malham 18th minute
SUI – Alisha Lehmann (Ilona Guede Redondo) 80
USA: 1-Meagan McClelland; 20-Madelyn Desiano, 4-Emily Smith, 5-Maycee Bell, 6-Anna Heilferty (14-Brianna Martinez, 63); 18-Taylor Malham, 10-Delanie Sheehan, 16-Chardonnay Curran (19-Emily Gray, 46), 2-Jenna Nighswonger (capt.) (15-Madison Murnin, 78), 21-Rachel Jones (8-Yazmeen Ryan, 63); 9-Summer Yates
Subs not used: 22-Claudia Dickey, 3-Loren Sefcik,13-Sakura Yoshida, 23-Aleigh Gambone, 24-Messiah Bright
Head Coach: Jaime Frias
SUI: 1-Elvira Herzog; 3-Victoria Bischof, 9-Sina Hirschi, 17-Julia Schassberger (16-Annina Rauber, 46), 13-Lara Mart (14-Alissia Piperata, 46); 20-Alisha Lehmann (capt.), 10-Fiona Hubler (19-Chantal Wyser, 62), 15-Seraina Piebel (8-Alicia Haller, 72), 7-Géraldine Reuteler; 2-Amira Arfaoui (4-Tyara Buser, 46), 11-Sabina Jackson (6-Ilona Guede Redondo, 62)
Subs not used: 12-Zora Killias, 5-Annina Enz, 18-Leandra Schegg, 21-Leana Zaugg, 23-Nicole Tiller
Head Coach: Nora Häuptle
Stats Summary: USA / SUI
Shots: 16 / 10
Shots on Goal: 9 / 4
Saves: 3 / 8
Corner Kicks: 1 / 4
Fouls: 8 / 9
Offside: 6 / 2
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Susanne Küng (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Emilie Aubry (SUI)
4th Official: Sandra Strub (SUI)