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U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 23-July 1): Jenny Benson scores in Russia
June 29th, 2004 4:11AM

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Former Philadelphia Charge defender Jenny Benson scored her first Russian League goal to lead defending champion FC Energy Voronezh to a 4-0 victory at Nika last week.

Benson played 90 minutes in Wednesday's victory and again Monday when Energy shut out Nadezhda, 3-0, to improve to 5-1-4. Benson, a left back for Energy, also has an assist in nine Supreme League appearances.

The Russian League leaders will be home again Thursday, against Ryazan-TNK.

Full league slates are on tap Tuesday in Iceland and Tuesday and Wednesday in Sweden.

Former Charge goalkeeper Hope Solo, who 10 days ago led Kopparbergs/Goteborg (4-4-3) to a stunning 1-1 tie at Djurgarden/Alvsjo (9-0-2), will get another chance against the Damallsvenskan leaders on Wednesday at home.

ICELAND
* Alison Jarrow (Stjarnan, D1), at KR, Tuesday.
Season league stats: 5 games, 0 goals.

* Sarah Lentz (Stjarnan, D1), at KR, Tuesday.
Season league stats: 5 games, 0 goals.

* Mary McVeigh (IBV, D1), vs. Fjolnir, Tuesday.
Season league stats: 3 games, 0 goals.

RUSSIA
* Jenny Benson (FC Energy Voronezh, D1), at Nika, 4-0 (June 23).
90 minutes. Scored the first goal, her first of the season, in the 31st minute.
vs. Nadezhda, 3-0 (Monday).
90 minutes. Energy is 5-1-4.
vs. Ryazan-TNK, Thursday.
Season league stats: 9 games, 1 goals.

* Danica Carey (FC Energy Voronezh, D1), at Nika, 4-0 (June 23).
90 minutes.
vs. Nadezhda, 3-0 (Monday).
DNP. Energy is 5-1-4.
vs. Ryazan-TNK, Thursday.
Season league stats: 2 games, 0 goals.

SWEDEN
* Venus James (Djurgarden/Alvsjo, Damallsvenskan), at Kopparbergs/Goteborg, Wednesday.
Season league stats: 5 games, 3 goals.

* Denise Reddy (Malmo FF, Damallsvenskan), vs. Linkopings FC, Tuesday.
Season league stats: 10 games, 2 goals.

* Hope Solo (Kopparbergs/Goteborg, Damallsvenskan), vs. Djurgarden/Alvsjo, Wednesday.
Season league stats: 10 games, 0 goals.



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