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2017 U-20 Women's Nike International Friendlies

Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-2 L Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 350 --
10-1 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 650 Torres, DeMelo(2), Coffey, Kuhlmann(4), Villacorta, Grönlund(og)
3-3 D Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 2,054 S. Smith(2), Fisk(og)

2017 Nike International Friendlies - Dec. 7-11, 2017 - Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-7 Cedarburg, Wisc. Minnesota
D 5-5 Ontario, Calif. USC
D 5-10 North Canton, Ohio Internationals SC
M 5-5 Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Boston College
D 5-6 Akron, Ohio Internationals SC
M 5-5 Bellflower, Calif. USC
GK 5-10 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Soccer Academy
D 5-5 San Jose, Calif. California Thorns FC
F 5-1 Sachse, Texas Texas Tech
M 5-7 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
GK 5-9 Surfside, Fla. Virginia
F 5-7 Vashon, Wash. California
M 6-1 Henderson, Nev. Colorado
F 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Stanford
GK 5-8 Jacksonville, Florida Virginia Tech
D 5-7 Newbury Park, California USC
D 5-9 East Lansing, Mich. Virginia
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. NTH Tophat
D 5-4 Canton, Mich. Ohio State
D 5-5 Torrance, Calif. UCLA
F 5-3 Monrovia, Calif. UCLA
F 5-5 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-6 Frisco, Texas Virginia
M 5-7 Lawndale, Calif. UCLA

2017 Nike International Friendlies - Dec. 7-11, 2017 - Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Nicole Albrecht

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Cedarburg, Wisc.

Club:
Minnesota

Julia Bingham

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Ontario, Calif.

Club:
USC

Jordan Brewster

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
North Canton, Ohio

Club:
Internationals SC

Samantha Coffey

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Club:
Boston College

Sydney Dawson

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Akron, Ohio

Club:
Internationals SC

Savannah DeMelo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bellflower, Calif.

Club:
USC

Claudia Dickey

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Club:
Charlotte Soccer Academy

Naomi Girma

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Club:
California Thorns FC

Jordan Harr

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Sachse, Texas

Club:
Texas Tech

Jaelin Howell

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Laurel Ivory

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Surfside, Fla.

Club:
Virginia

Abigail Kim

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Vashon, Wash.

Club:
California

Taylor Kornieck

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Henderson, Nev.

Club:
Colorado

Civana Kuhlmann

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Stanford

Amanda McGlynn

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Florida

Club:
Virginia Tech

Tara McKeown

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Newbury Park, California

Club:
USC

Zoe Morse

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

Club:
Virginia

Brianna Pinto

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
NTH Tophat

Isabel Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

Club:
Ohio State

Karina Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

Club:
UCLA

Ashley Sanchez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
UCLA

Sophia Smith

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Taryn Torres

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
Virginia

Viviana Villacorta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lawndale, Calif.

Club:
UCLA

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
England 3 2 0 1 10 3 7 7
Brazil 3 2 1 0 6 1 5 6
United States 3 1 1 1 13 6 7 4
Finland 3 0 3 0 1 20 -19 0

2017 U-20 Women's Nike Friendlies Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Dec. 7 Finland vs. Brazil 0-4 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 7 United States vs. England 3-3 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 9 Brazil vs. England 0-1 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 9 United States vs. Finland
10-1 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 11 Finaland vs. England 0-6 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 11 United States vs. Brazil 0-2 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

2017 U-20 Women's Nike International Friendlies Statistics
Updated through Nov. 11, 2017
Record: 1-1-1

Player

Pos.

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Albrecht Nicole D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Bingham, Julila D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Brewster, Jordan D 3 2 181 0 0 0/0
Coffey, Samantha M 3 2 148 1  1  1/0 
Dawson, Sydney D 1 0 45 0 0 0/0
DeMelo, Savannah M 3 3 198 2 1 0/0
Dickey, Claudia GK 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Girma, Naomi D 2 2 180 0 0  0/0 
Harr, Jordan F 3 2 97 0 0 0/0
Howell, Jaelin M 3 1 149 0 1 0/0
Ivory, Laurel GK 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Kim, Abigail F 3 2 180 0 2 0/0
Kornieck, Taylor M 2 0 46 0 0 0/0
Kuhlmann, Civana F 3 2 153 4 0 0/0
McGlynn, Amanda GK 1 1 90 0 0 1/0
McKeown, Tara D 3 1 116 0 0 0/0
Morse, Zoe D 3 3 225 0 0 0/0
Pinto, Brianna M 3 1 103 0 0 0/0
Rodriguez, Isabel D 2 2 180 0 2 0/0
Rodriguez, Karina D 2 2 153 0 0 0/0
Smith, Sophia F 2 2 180 2 0 0/0
Torres, Taryn F 2 1 148 1 2 0/0
Turnbow, Kelsey F 2 0 57 0 0 0/0
Villacorta, Viviana M 2 2 166 1 1 0/0

Own Goal


1

Totals


3 3 270 13 11 1/0

Opponent Totals


3 3 270 6 4 1/0

2017 U-20 Women's Nike Friendlies Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Dickey, Claudia 1 1 90 10 1 0 1.00 1-0-0
Ivory, Laurel 1 1 90 3 3 0 3.00 0-0-1
McGlynn, Amanda 1 1 90 0 2 0 2.00 0-1-0

Totals

3 3 270 13 6 0 2.00 1-1-1

Opponent Totals

3 3 270 6 13 1 4.33 1-1-1


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