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Collegian rescues Americans at PPL Park
by Paul Kennedy, October 7th, 2010 1AM

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TAGS:  china, women's national team


[U.S. WOMEN] University of California senior Alex Morgan scored in the 83rd minute to earn the United States a 1-1 tie with China before 2,505 fans in Chester, Pa., its final game before 2011 Women's World Cup qualifying begins.

The tie preserved the USA's unbeaten streak at home, which stands at 48 games.

The USA fell behind on Ma Jun's full volley from 12 yards in the 37th minute --  the first time it has trailed in a game since March 2009.

Morgan, who came into the match in the 71st minute to earn just her third cap, scored after running on a ball nodded by Abby Wambach into her path.

Morgan, the only player on the U.S. roster still in college, recorded her first goal for the senior national team.

“I think we got some good answers today and I’m very happy,” said U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. “If you look at the first half, I thought we couldn’t connect and China made us look not so good. We struggled a little bit, but even a goal down, the attitude was to come back. Having players come of the bench and change the game like Yael Averbuch and Alex Morgan was a good thing and that was a big goal to tie the game late.”

The USA now heads to the 2010 Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 8 in Mexico.

Oct. 6 in Chester, Pa.
USA 1 China 1. Goal: Morgan 83; Ma Jun 37.
USA -- Barnhart, Mitts, LePeilbet, Rampone, Buehler (Cheney, 87), O’Reilly (Tarpley, 46), Boxx (Averbuch, 71), Lloyd, Rapinoe (Lilly, 46), Rodriguez (Morgan, 71), Wambach.
China -- Zhang Yue (Zhang Yanru, 46), Liu Huana, Weng (You, 90), Li, Zhou, Sun Ling (Pang, 80), Zhang Na, Qu (Sun Lisha, 63), Gu (Yu Fan, 46), Wang Yihang (Xu Yuan, 46), Ma.
Referee: Margaret Domka (USA).
Att.: 2,505.



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