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Ohai sparks late U.S. comeback
by Paul Kennedy, March 12th, 2012 1:05AM
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[CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA rallied for two goals in the last 12 minutes to beat Canada, 2-1, and win the 2012 Concacaf Under-20 Women’s Championship. It was the USA’s second consecutive regional tournament title at this age level. For six of its players, the win was revenge for their shootout loss to Canada that cost them a berth in the 2010 Under-17 Women's World Cup despite a 38-0 goal advantage during qualifying.

Oregon State's Jenna Richardsonput Canada ahead in the fifth minute, but the USA dominated the match in almost every way, piling up a 28-7 shot margin and a 14-2 edge in corner kicks.

Substitute Kealia Ohai, who came into the match in the 76th minute, triggered the comeback, setting up Maya Hayes for the tying goal three minutes later.

The speed of the North Carolina winger caused problems for the Canada defense, and her cross in the 89th minute struck off a Canadian defender, and Stanford freshman Chioma Ubogaguscooped the loose ball into the goal for the winner.

The USA, Canada and Mexico, a 5-0 winner over host Panama in the third-place game, will now begin preparations for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup Aug. 19-Sept. 8 in Japan.

March 11 in Panama City
USA 2 Canada 1.Goal: Hayes 79, Ubogagu 89; Richardson 5.
USA --Heaberlin, Dunn, Brannon, Kallman, Pathman (Ohai, 76), DiBernardo (Laddish, 68), Brian, Mewis, Hayes, Stengel (Ubogagu, 46), Horan.
Canada --D’Angelo, Davis, Hill (Legault-Cordisco, 46), Melhado, Zadorsky, Sawicki (Exeter, 81), De Chantal, Wu, Oduro, Richardson, Ezurike (Charron-Delage, 71)
Referee:Quetzali Alvarado (Mexico).



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