[CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP]
With a fifth straight shutout victory, the Under-20 World Cup-bound USA lifted the regional crown. Goals by Andi
, Savannah Jordan
and Margaret "Midge" Purce
-- and a Mexican own goal -- gave the Americans a 4-0 victory to cap a tournament performance that saw
them outscore their five foes, 29-0.
Midfielder Rose Lavelle
was the tournament’s Golden Ball winner, goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland
Glove honors, and McKenzie Meehan
was the co-goal scoring leader of the tournament with Mexico’s Tanya Samarzich
. Coach Michelle French
team also earned the Concacaf Fair Play Award.
The American women kept their streak of qualifying for every U-20 World Cup alive win they beat Trinidad & Tobago, 6-0, in the
semifinals, which followed wins over Costa Rica (6-0), Jamaica (3-0) and Guatemala (10-0).
Against the Mexicans, Sullivan scored off of a corner kick early in the first half while Jordan
and Purce struck in the second half. Mexico’s own goal came in stoppage time.
The USA defends its World Cup title Aug. 5-24 in Canada. Jan.
19 in George Town, Cayman Islands USA 4 Mexico 0. Goals:
USA – Andi Sullivan 9th minute
USA – Savannah Jordan (Stephanie
USA – Margaret Purce (Summer Green) 68
USA – Own Goal (Estefania Fuentes) 90+3 USA –
Rowland, Sullivan, Roccaro, Naughton, Liedle, Amack,
Lavelle, Hill (Andrews, 46), Meehan (Purce, 62), Green (Weber, 76), Jordan. Mexico –
Santiago, Espinoza, Solis, Fuentes, Gutierrez, Nieto, Perez (Antonio, 60), Samarzich
(16- Campos, 75), Zermeno, Ibarra, Alvarado (Aguas, 53). Att.: