U.S. U-18 girls beat England, 3-1

Sophia Smith of Real Colorado scored twice after PacNW SC’s Summer Yatesopened the scoring in the U.S. U-18 girls national team’s 3-1 win over England in a friendly at England national team training center St. George’s Park.

The April Heinrichs-coached U.S. team, during its 10-day stay in England, faces Norway in a Feb. 21 friendly and has a rematch with England Feb. 25.

Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush) set up Smith’s second goal in 33rd minute. England got its consolation goal in the 63rd minute.

Feb. 19 in Burton-upon-Trent, England
England 1 USA 3
Goals: Ngunga 63; Yates 4, Smith 12 Smith (Martinez) 33.
England -- Hampton; Pattinson (Neville, 65), Palmer, 5- Morgan, Cooke, Ngunga, Taylor (Bacon, 65), Douglas ( Ravenscroft, 71), Rodgers (O’Donnell, 77), Hemp (Lalani, 77), Boydell.
USA -- Hancuff; Bell, Desiano, Martinez (Piper, 41), Holmes, Vergura (Dyke, 41), Nighswonger, Yates (Trevithick, 66), Jones (Vatne, 41), Spaanstra (21-Olivia Wingate, 61), Smith (Serepca, 41).
Att.: 300.

Stats: England/USA
Shots: 9/14
Shots on Goal: 4/7
Saves: 4/3
Corner Kicks: 2/7
Fouls: 9/8
Offside: 0/2

U.S. U-18 women’s national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma Football Club; Edmond, Okla.), Meagan McClelland (PDA; Kearny, N.J.).
DEFENDERS (6): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC; Wichita, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Cassie Hiatt (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Shea Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (NM Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Cori Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntingdon Beach, Calif.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars; Concord, Mass.), Natalie Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.).
FORWARDS (7): Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Ashlynn Serepca (NC Fusion; Cornelius, N.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks: Brighton, Mich.) Emaly Vatne (Michigan Hawks; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars of Mass.; Wilmington, Mass.), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.).

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