Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Wilkinson earns Ferns draw in Columbus
October 30th, 2013 11:15PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women, women's national team


[USA-NEW ZEALAND] University of Tennessee junior Hannah Wilkinson scored a goal for New Zealand in the 88th minute to give the Ferns a 1-1 tie with the USA on Wednesday at Columbus Crew Stadium that broke their 10-game losing streak that followed a New Zealand win in 1987.
 
Wilkinson fired a shot past a diving Hope Solo, who had denied the Kiwi on two near-goals earlier in the match. The goal was Wilkinson's second in four days against the USA. On Sunday, she had scored the lone goal for New Zealand in the USA's 4-1 win in San Francisco.
 
"This means quite a lot," Wilkinson said to reporters after the match. "It's awesome. Facing the U.S. is always such a challenge. They're the best in the world. To draw a point against them is amazing. I couldn't be more proud of my team today."
 
The U.S. goal came on a header from Sydney Leroux off a cross from Kristie Mewis in the 43rd minute. It was the only shot that eluded the Ferns' 40-year-old keeper, Jenny Bindon, a native of Belleville, Ill.

The draw kept the USA unbeaten at 12-0-3 in 2013. It has a chance to complete an undefeated year with double-digit victories for just the second time in women's national team history.

Its final game of the year is against Brazil on Nov. 10 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

-- In other action, Christine Sinclair, Brittany Timko and Adriana Leon scored for Canada in a 3-0 win over South Korea.



Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio
USA 1 New Zealand 1. Goals: Leroux 42, Wilkinson 87.
USA -- Solo; Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Rampone (Buehler, 46), Mewis; Averbuch (Lloyd, 70), Rapinoe, Holiday; O'Reilly, Wambach, Leroux (Press, 78).
New Zealand -- Nayler (Bindon, 46); Erceg, Percival, Riley, Stott; Yallop (White, 79), Hoyle, Longo (Hassett, 60); Gregorius (Collins, 67), Hearn, Wilkinson (Lee, 90+2).
Referee: Sabina Charles-Kirton (St. Lucia).
Att.: 15,139.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Cruz Azul and Toluca draw in first leg    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The first leg of the 2014 Concacaf Champions final between Cruz Azul and ...
Full slate of Saturday games follows first midweek game    
[MLS: Week 7] A full slate of games Saturday follows the first midweek match of the ...
Union building to be successful for long term    
[MLS: Week 7] An extensive schedule of 36 Wednesday games begins this week with Philadelphia visiting ...
U.S. under-15 girls national team roster    
[NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. under-15 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 ...
Mexico pulls out win with pair of stoppage-time goals    
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] The U.S. under-18 men's national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico ...
FC Dallas forward Span on USL PRO team of the week    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] In his debut since joining Orlando City from FC Dallas, Brian Span ...
What They're Saying    
"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle ...
Sub invades field to stop goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A sub warming up near the goal runs onto the field ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw the devastation firsthand. So anyone who's saying they're not thinking about [the World Cup] ...
Cruz Azul's Corona has suspension extended    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul's Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jesus Corona, already suspended from Tuesday night's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives