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USA moves into semifinals with 3-0 win
January 11th, 2014 9:42PM

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[CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA moved into the semifinals of the Concacaf Under-20 Women's Championship in the Grand Caymans with a 3-0 win over Jamaica on Saturday night.

Soccer America Freshman of the Year Savannah Jordan, high school senior Andi Sullivan, the team captain, and sub McKenzie Meehan scored for the USA, which closes out group play Monday against Guatemala on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; live on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO).

Notre Dame freshman Morgan Andrews set up Jordan for the opening goal in the 31st minute with a looping pass that found Jordan, who brought the ball down off chest and smashed a half-volley past Jamaica goalkeeper Chris-Ann Chambers. In the 40th minute, Sullivan, the lone high school player on the U.S. team, made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Lindsey Horan was taken down in the box. Harvard's Margaret Purce set up BC's Meehan for the USA’s third goal in the 82nd minute.

UCLA goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland earned her second straight shutout as the USA extended its winning streak in Concacaf qualifying to 12 games.

The USA lost forward Makenzy Doniak for the remainder of the tournament. The Virginia star suffered broken right hand during the opening game against Costa Rica and will need surgery after she returns home.

Summer Green, who replaced Doniak after she was injured in the first match, earned the start against Jamaica. The only other change in the lineup was Rachel Hill starting in midfield, while Cari Roccaro moved to center back alongside Katie Naughton in place of Maddie Bauer.

Costa Rica bounced back from a 6-0 loss to the USA in their opener to beat Guatemala, 5-1. The Ticas will claim the other berth from Group A in the semifinals with a win over tie over Jamaica on Monday night.

Jan. 11 in George Town
USA 3 Jamaica 0. Goals: Jordan 31, Sullivan pen. 40, Meehan 82.
USA --
Rowland; Sullivan, Roccaro, Naughton, Basinger; Andrews (Amack, 46), Hill, Lavelle; Green (Purce, 59), Horan, Jordan (Meehan, 72)
Jamaica -- Chambers; Lue, Plummer, Sweatman, Carter, Perkins, Wark (Gray, 52), Hughes, Keene, Nelson Lawes ( Shaw, 75), Allen (Simmonds, 58)
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada).
Att.: 2,500.


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