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 Mar 2, 2015

U-23 WNT Defeats Norway 2-0 at La Manga Tournament

CHICAGO (Feb, 28, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team made it two wins in a row at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, defeating its counterpart from Norway, 2-0, on goals from forward Shea Groom and midfielder Danielle Colaprico. 

The USA out-shot Norway 16-2, but didn’t get on the board until a few minutes before halftime. Midfielder Samantha Mewis, the only player on the U.S. roster with senior WNT caps, played a pass into Groom near the left side of the penalty box. Groom took a long touch inside to beat the defender and finished hard inside the near post. 

Groom, a second round pick by FC Kansas City in the 2015 NWSL Draft, turned provider on the insurance goal. In the 70th minute she got to the end line and played a pass back across the face of the goal. Boston Breakers fourth-round draft pick Stephanie Verdoia made a perfect dummy run and the ball rolled to Colaprico, a Chicago Red Stars first-round pick, who finished from the top of the six-yard box. Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell picked up the shutout for the USA. 

The USA was coming off a 1-0 victory against Japan on Feb. 26 and will try to make it a three-game sweep at this friendly tournament against England on March 2. After Mewis captained the side against Japan, defender Emily Sonnet wore the armband against Norway. 

The 22-player U.S. squad features 14 professional players, including 13 who were taken in the recent 2015 NWSL Draft. The only one-year pro is Chicago Red Stars midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo. 

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

Match: U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team vs. Norway U-23 Women’s National Team
Date: February 28, 2015
Competition: Six Nations Tournament
Venue: La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                              1          1          2
NOR                             0          0          0 

USA - Shea Groom (Samantha Mewis)               42nd minute
USA - Danielle Colaprico (Shea Groom)             70 

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 17-Andi Sullivan, 13-Emily Sonnett (capt.), 23-Kristin Grubka, 4-Caprice Dydasco (7-Jaelene Hinkle, 46); 9-Rose Lavelle (16-Daphne Corboz, 78), 21-Lo’eau LoBonta, 14-Samantha Mewis (2-Danielle Colaprico, 46); 6-Shea Groom, 10-Stephanie Verdoia, 5-Makenzy Doniak (19-Cheyna Williams, 65)
Subs not used: 3-Vanessa DiBernardo, 8-Sarah Killion, 11-Stephanie McCaffrey, 15-Cari Roccaro, 18-Abby Smith, 20-Lynn Williams, 25-Abby Dahlkemper
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield 

NOR: 1-Nora Neset Gjoen, 2-Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, 4-Stine Pettersen Reinas, 15-Maria Thorisdottir, 5-Nora Byon-Nilssen, 17-Maria Dybwad Brochmann (6-Tonje Pedersen, 61), 16-Anja Sonstevold, 10-Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg, 7-Victoria Ludvigsen, 9-Melissa Bjanesoy, 8-Guro Reiten (19-Lisa Fjellstad Naalsund, 46)
Subs not used: 3-Ane Sund Walsoe, 11-Synne Skinnes Hansen, 12-Hilde Gunn Olsen, 13-Mali Lilleas Naess, 14-Ingrid Ostervold Stenevik, 18-Therese Asland, 12-Anniken Jerre 

Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 16 / 2
Shots on Goal: 11 / 1
Saves: 1 / 9
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 5 / 10
Offside:  1 / 2 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: J. Lavrenovaite
Assistant Referee 1: I. Siliuniene
Assistant Referee 2: V. Skiptitene

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U-23 WNT Feb 28, 2015

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
U-23 WNT Feb 26, 2015

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 2/0
M 5-5 Freehold, N.J. Chicago Red Stars 0/0
M 5-2 Greenbrook, N.J. Manchester City
D 5-7 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage 11/0
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 32/7
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 5/0
M Salt Lake City, Utah Boston Breakers
F Hampton, Ga.
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 13/4

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:
5-7

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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