The USA moved into the semifinals of the Concacaf qualifying tournament for the 2008 Under-20 Women's World Cup with a 9-0 win over Cuba on Friday
and 3-0 win over host Mexico on Sunday.
Stanford's Kelley O'Hara
led the Americans with a hat trick against Cuba. Portland's Michelle Enyeart
scored twice after coming on as a substitute against Cuba and added a goal against Mexico to give her six goals in three games.
opened the scoring in the 10th minute against Mexico and Enyeart and Nikki Washington
added second-half goals. Washington scored two goals against Cuba.
The USA will play Costa Rica, who finished in second place in Group B, on Wednesday in the tournament semifinal with a berth at the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile on the line. The other
semifinal features Group B winner Canada against Mexico in the second game of Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader.
"Mexico provided a very big test for our team today," said U.S. coach
. "Playing Mexico will help us prepare for Costa Rica. Both teams have good, smart and quick players who are dangerous with the ball. So,
hopefully playing Mexico today will make us a better team as we head into Wednesday's game against Costa Rica." GAME SUMMARIES: June 20 in Puebla USA 9 Cuba 0.
Goals: Morgan 2, Washington 33, 43, O'Hara 46, 54, 80,
Enyeart 59, 66, Edwards 72. USA --
Arnold, Dallstream (Leroux, 59), Fountain, Marshall, Klingenberg, Edwards, Wells, DiMartino (Nairn, 46), Morgan
(Enyeart, 37), O'Hara, Washington. Cuba --
Martinez, Beyerano, Lopez, Alvarez, Fuentes, Valdes (Blanco, 90), Carp, Hernandez, (Bernal Chacon, 46),
Reyes, Rodriguez, Gallardo. June 22 in Puebla USA 3 Mexico 0.
10, Enyeart 67, Washington 88. USA --
Naeher, Dallstream, Fowlkes, Marshall, Klingenberg, Edwards, Nogueira, (Nairn, 77), Winters, Leroux (Morgan, 46),
O'Hara (Washington, 62), Enyeart. Mexico --
Venagas, Mendoza, Gomez (Martinez, 38), Mercado, Mondragon, Garza, Palma, Yorres (Hernandez, 57), Godoy
(Romero, 75), Corral, Mayor. RESULTS Group A: June 18
USA 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0
Mexico 7, Cuba 0 June 20
USA 9 Cuba 0
Mexico 3, Trinidad & Tobago
0 June 22
Trinidad & Tobago 4, Cuba 0
USA 3, Mexico 0 Group B:
Canada 2, Nicaragua 0
Costa Rica 3, Jamaica 1 June 19
Canada 3. Jamaica 1
Costa Rica 3
Nicaragua 2 June 21
Jamaica 6, Nicaragua 0
Canada 4, Costa Rica 0