U.S. U-17 girls rout Italy in tourney win

The U.S. U-17 girls national team won the Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni with a 6-0 win the final over host Italy after beating England, 2-0, to finish first in its group.

The USA, in its first tournament since the appointment of Mark Carr as U-17 head coach, opened with a 1-1 tie with co-host Slovenia and a 4-0 win over Mexico.

Italy reached the final thanks to a 1-0 win sandwiched by a scoreless tie with France and a 1-1 tie with Belgium.

U.S. Scorers Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni
3 goals: Maya Doms (Davis Legacy/Calif.), Lia Godfrey (JFC Storm/Fla.).
2: Jordan Canniff (Richmond United/Va.).
1: Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire/Ga.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass.), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select/Ill.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers/Calif.).

Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni, final
April 29 in Gradisca, Italy
Italy 0 USA 6.
Goals: Fishel (Van Zanten) 16, Doms (Van Zanten) 25, Doms 28, Van Zanten (Linnehan) 46, Bethune (Wheeler) 65, Godfrey 67.
Italy — Forcinella (Beretta, 77); Bolgioni (Orlando, 80), Pucci (Imprezzabile, 77), De Biase, Tamborini, Bellucci, Forcinella, Corrada (Quazzico, 74), Ripamonti, Tomaselli, Bragonzi, Landa.
USA — Romig (Jones, 69), Wiesner, Scarpelli, Wesley, DellaPeruta (Wheeler, 41), Fontes (Godfrey, 52), Doms (Bethune, 54), Torres (Hansen, 41), Fishel (Mercado, 68), Linnehan, Van Zanten (Canniff, 63).
Att.: 350.

Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni, semifinal
April 28 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia
USA 2 England 0.
Goals: Linnehan (Wheeler) 30, Canniff 35.
USA — Romig (Jones, 61), Wiesner (Scarpelli, 61), Wesley, Hansen, Morris, Linnehan, (Van Zanten, 36), Bethune (Mercado, 46), Wheeler, DellaPeruta (Fontes, 36), Fishel (Doms, 56), Canniff.
England — Bentley; Everett, Hartley (Park, 36), Roberts, Smith, Pike, Salmon, James, Ale, Woolley (Brown, 36), Rendell.
Att.: 70

U.S. U-17 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ruth Jones (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.).
DEFENDERS (6): Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Kennedy Wesley (SoCal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Maya Dems (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.).
FORWARDS (7): Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Lia Godfrey (JFC Storm; Fleming Island, Fla.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Dallas, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.).

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