U.S. U-23 women sweep at La Manga

The U.S. U-23 women's national team won all three of its games at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, downing England (2-1), Japan (1-0) and Norway (2-0). Lynn Williams, who was drafted out of Pepperdine by the NWSL's New York Flash, scored in two of the games.

The U-23s, coached by Janet Rayfield while U-23 head coach Steve Swanson is serving as an assistant coach for the senior team under Jill Ellis at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, included 14 professional players, 13 of whom were selected in January's 2015 NWSL Draft.

Lynn Williams scored the gamewinners against England and Japan.

March 2 in La Manga, Spain
USA 2 England 1. Goals: Killion (pen.) 33, L.Williams 51; P. Williams 81.
USA -- Smith; Dydasco (Sonnett, 76), Roccaro, Dahlkemper, Hinkle; Killion, DiBernardo, Colaprico; McCaffrey (Corboz, 46), L. Williams, C.Williams (Verdoia, 46).
England -- Earps, Jane, Rose, Murray, Mannion, Follis (Mead, 74), McCue (P. Williams, 74), Lipka (18- Bailey, 61), Hodson (Linnett, 61), Parris, Carter.

Feb. 28 in La Manga, Spain
USA 2 Norway 0. Goals: Groom (Mewis) 42, Colaprico (Groom) 70.
USA -- Campbell; Sullivan, Sonnett, Grubka, Dydasco (Hinkle, 46); Lavelle (Corboz, 78), LoBonta, 1 Mewis (Colaprico, 46); Groom, Verdoia, Doniak (C.Williams, 65).
Norway -- Neset Gjoen, Redisch Kvamme, Pettersen Reinas, Thorisdottir, Byon-Nilssen, 17- Dybwad Brochmann (Pedersen, 61), Sonstevold, Stolsmo Hegerberg, Ludvigsen, Bjanesoy, Reiten (19- Fjellstad Naalsund, 46).

Feb. 26 in La Manga, Spain
USA 1 Japan 0. Goal: L.Williams (Colaprico) 54.
USA -- Smith, Sullivan, Sonnett, Dahlkemper, Dydasco, Killion (Lavelle 68), Mewis, DiBernardo (2- Colaprico, 46), Groom, L. Williams, McCaffrey (Doniak, 46).
Japan -- Kato, Saito, Miyake, Muramatsu, Nakamura, Shibata, Takagi (Inoue, 78), Sugita, Masuya (Irie, 46), Kyokawa, Tanaka (Hamada, 61).

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