Noyola leads U.S. U-20 women past Chile

[YOUTH] The U.S. under-20 women's national team opened play at the Four Nations Tournament in La Serena, Chile, with a 1-0 victory over England on a goal from midfielder Teresa Noyola.

The U.S. U-20s are preparing for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2008 Under-20 Women's World Cup, to be held in Chile from Nov. 20-Dec. 7.

The 17-year-old Noyola, who is the youngest player on the roster, is considered one of the top midfield prospects to come along in women's soccer in recent years.

The 5-foot-3 Noyola, who will attend Stanford next fall, scored off a cross from the University of North Carolina's Nikki Washington with first-time volley into the net from eight yards out.
U.S. lineup
USA -- Naeher, Barnes, Marshall, Fowlkes, Reed, Noyola, Winters (Wells, 62), Nogueira, Washington, Henderson (O'Hara, 46), Enyeart (Elliott, 80).

U.S. U-20 Women's Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Alyssa Naeher (Penn State), Kristin Olsen (USC);
DEFENDERS: Lauren Barnes (UCLA), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Ella Stephan (Florida State);
MIDFIELDERS: Amanda DaCosta (Florida State), Becky Edwards (Florida State), Kasey Johnson (USC), Teresa Noyola (MVLA Mercury), Elli Reed (Portland), Nikki Washington (North Carolina), Keelin Winters (Portland), Kylie Wright (UCLA);
FORWARDS: Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Melissa Henderson (Dallas Texans), Casey Nogueira (North Carolina), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford).

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