Collegians star for U-21 women in Germany

The U.S. U-21 women's national team opened a three-game tour of Germany on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over FC Gutersloh of the German Second Division.

Bill Irwin's Americans broke open the close game with three goals in the last 20 minutes by Natalie Capuano (Penn), Ali Krieger (Penn State) and Angie Woznuk (Portland). Natalie Budge (Portland) evened the score in the 19th minute after Gutersloh went ahead with a penalty three minutes earlier.

On Thursday, the U-21s crushed Essen-Schonebeck of the First Division, 5-2. They close out their tour against Bad Neuenahr on Saturday.

USA U-21s vs. Gutersloh: Alexander, Makoski (Sauerbrunn, 64), Fletcher (Krzysik, 46), Buehler, Logterman, Woznuk, Sari (64. Kabellis, 64), DiMartino, Budge (Krieger, 57), Rostedt (Hanks, 57), Masar (Capuano, 80)

U.S. U-21 WOMEN'S ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Cori Alexander (Portland), Kelsey Davis (Portland);
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Kendall Fletcher (UNC), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Manya Makoski (Arizona State), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia);
MIDFIELDERS: Natalie Capuano (Penn), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Kara Karellis (Wisconsin), Ali Krieger (Penn State), Lisa Sari (Portland), Angie Woznuk (Portland);
FORWARDS: Natalie Budge (Portland), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Ella Masar (Illinois), Jessica Rostedt (Virginia).

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