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Lloyd hat trick leads USA into semis
by Paul Kennedy, January 25th, 2012 12:48AM

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[CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING] The USA went into the group phase of the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying with one thing in mind: don't mess up like it did in 2010 when a loss to Mexico forced it to pass two hurdles before it was ensured of qualifying for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The Americans roared into the semifinals of Olympic qualifying with three wins by margin 31-0.

Led by Carli Lloyd's hat trick -- the fourth for the Americans in the tournament -- the USA beat Mexico, 4-0, on Tuesday night to set up a date with Costa Rica on Friday with an Olympic berth on the line.

Mexico faces host Canada in the other semifinal.

Lloyd scored the first of her three goals in the seventh minute, and Heather O'Reilly made it 2-0 a minute later.

Lloyd put the game away with two goals in the second half.

Such was the USA's dominance that Mexico didn't have a shot on goal.

Jan. 22 in Vancouver
USA 4 Mexico. Goals: Lloyd 7, 57, 86, Rodriguez 8.
USA -- Solo, Sauerbrunn, Rampone, Buehler, LePeilbet, Lloyd, Boxx (Lindsey 77), Cheney, O'Reilly, Rodriguez (Leroux, 47), Wambach (Rapinoe, 77).
Mexico -- Santiago, Garciamendez (Diaz, 73), Sandoval, Sierra, Garza (Noyola, 65), Garcia, Ruiz, Saucedo, Ocampo (Gaujardo, 58), Perez, Dominguez.
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada).



1 comment
  1. John Soares
    commented on: January 25, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.
    What a shame these games are not on TV!?


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