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Stars come through in commanding win
October 20th, 2013 6:31PM
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TAGS:  australia, women's national team


[USA-AUSTRALIA] All its weapons were on display as the USA beat Australia, 4-0, in a women's friendly in front of 19,109 festive fans at San Antonio's Alamodome to improve its record in 2013 to 11-0-2. The Americans got goals from NWSL MVP Lauren Holliday, Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach (162nd international goal) and Christen Press (seventh goal in 10 games this year). In addition, Hope Solo earned a player of the game performance (five saves) to pick up her first shutout of the year.

Australia star Lisa De Vanna had her chances in the first half but Solo was up to the task, getting her glove on the Matilda star's shot on a breakaway in the second minute and deflecting it just off the crossbar and making two other good saves in the first 27 minutes.

Holiday and Lloyd both scored on volleys -- Holiday in the sixth minute off an attempted clearance by a Matilda defender of Becky Sauerbrunn's free kick and Lloyd in the 21st minute off a pass from Alex Morgan an Australian defender partially deflected. Lloyd's goal tied Julie Foudy for the most goals by a midfielder on the USA's all-time scoring list (45 goals).

Lloyd found Wambach for the third goal in the 56th minute. The reigning FIFA World Player of the Year was able to reach Lloyd's chip before Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams could rush off her line to stop the attack. Morgan dummied Heather O'Reilly's cross for Press to put with the outside of her right foot to complete the scoring in stoppage time.

The USA next heads to San Francisco for the first of a two-game series against New Zealand on Sunday at Candlestick Park (kickoff at 3:30 p.m. PT). The two teams will then travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the second leg on Oct. 30 (7:30 p.m. ET). Both games will be streamed live on

Oct. 20 in San Antonio, Texas
USA 4 Australia 0. Goals: Holiday 6, Lloyd 14, Wambach 56, Press 90+1.
USA --Solo; Dunn, Engen (Buehler, 57), Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg; O'Reilly, Lloyd, Holiday (Brian, 64), Leroux (Press, 57); Morgan, Wambach.
Australia -- Williams; Catley, Polkinghorne; Alleway (Kennedy, 76), Allen; Kellond-Knight, Gorry, Butt; De Vanna, Gill (Simon, 76; Gielnik, 79), Heyman (Kerr, 28).
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA).
Att.: 19,109.

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