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USA romps 8-0 in opener
November 1st, 2013 12:01AM
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[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP]The USA outshot Trinidad & Tobago 39-0 and finished with a 16-0 edge in corner kicks but needed 32 minutes to score its first goal en route to an 8-0 win in their opening game at the 2013 Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Seven different players scored for the USA.

The Soca Princesses came into the game as Caribbean champions, but they were no match for the USA, which extended its scoring margin at the last three U-17 regional tournaments to 64-0.

Mallory Pughhad the opening goal in the 32nd minute and was the only player to score two goals, adding a second in the 81st minute that put a stamp on the match. Madison Haley -- the daughter of ex-NFL star Charles Haley -- had a goal and three who three assists, including on both of Pugh's goal.

Anika Rodriguez and Marley Canales also scored first-half goals, while 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann and defenders Zoe Morseand Natalie Jacobs padded the U.S. lead after intermission at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

"I was really, really proud of our energy," U.S. U-17 coachB.J. Snow said. "I thought the spirit of the team was excellent going into the game and sometimes the spirit can get the best of you when you start a qualifying tournament especially, when there are 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds involved. I was pleased to see them push through, build the game and continue to be patient, and when we got that first goal there was a big sigh of relief and then we could just play. The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent. We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased."

In the other Group B match, Canada defeated Guatemala 8-0. The USA faces Guatemala Saturday and Canada Monday.

Oct. 31 in Montego Bay
USA 8 Trinidad & Tobago 0.Goals: Pugh 32, 81, Rodriguez 38, Canales 42, Haley 52, Kuhlmann 76, Morse 82, Jacobs 88.
USA --Rood; Jean, Morse, Jacobs, McGrady; Bailey, Canales, Pugh (Tagliaferri, 83); Racioppi (Schultz, 61), Haley, Rodriguez ( Kuhlmann, 73).
Trinidad & Tobago -- Craig; Johnson, Mike, N.John (Ralph, 62), Ellis, Prince, Arjoon, Swift (Thomas, 90+3), Charles, C.John, Carmichael (Matouk, 80).
Referee:Gillian Martindale (Barbados).
Att.:1,000.



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