U.S. U-21s: Women defeat USC

The U.S. under-21 national team defeated USC, 3-1, on Feb. 24 at its training camp at the ARCO Olympic Training Facility in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. national team coach April Heinrichs and U.S. U-21 coach Jillian Ellis will choose 20 players from the 24-player camp for an upcoming trip to Europe. The camp ended on Feb. 25. California's Laura Schott converted a penalty kick in the 45th minute against the Trojans. Schott was the only U-21 to score in all three matches against Southern California colleges. Earlier in the week, the forward, who will be a junior next fall in Berkeley, scored in wins over UCLA (5-0) and LMU (4-1). Penn State's Christie Welsh got the scoring started for the U-21s in the 30th minute off an assist from Clemson's Lindsay Browne, who was Soccer America's Freshman of the Year for 2000. USC's Kim Abbamonto set up Ali Fennel to make the score 2-1 just seconds after Schott's goal. UCLA's Mary-Frances Monroe ended the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 67th minute. The match, played in breezy, 65-degree weather, drew 75 spectators.
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