U.S. U-18 girls beat Norway, 5-0

Sophia Smith, who scored twice in last Sunday’s U.S. U-18 girls national team’s 3-1 win over England, got a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Norway at the England national team training center St. George’s Park.

The Real Colorado striker (No. 9) also assisted on Cori Dyke’s goal. Summer Yates, who also scored against England, opened the scoring against Norway with a diving header as Coach April Heinrichs’ team outshot the Norwegians, 13-9.

The team will cap its 10-day training camp with a Feb. 25 rematch with England.

Feb. 21 in Burton-upon-Trent, England
USA 5 Norway 0.
Goals: Yates (Jones) 12, Dyke (Smith) 37, Smith 24, 45, 53
USA — McClelland; Bell (Hiatt, 41), Desiano, Martinez, Holmes (Piper, 57), Vergura (Viggiano, 41), Dyke (Trevithick, 41), Yates, Jones, 1Spaanstra (Vatne, 41), Smith (Serepca, 59).
Norway — Sneve; Romsdal, Sorsdahl, Sunde (Bolviken, 31), Nygard, Rodge (Tennebo, 58), Bjelde, Olsen (Griffin, 58), Bjorneboe, Terland (Sorum, 59), Tvedten (Holmen, 71).
Att.: 100.

Stats: USA/Norway
Shots: 13/9
Shots on goal: 9/3
Saves: 3/4
Corner kicks: 7/4
Fouls: 5/2
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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