Nike Friendlies: Kuhlmann scores four in U.S. U-20 women's rout of Finland

Civana Kuhlmann, who last weekend lifted the NCAA Division I title with Stanford, scored four goals in the USA's 10-1 win over Finland. The U.S. U-20 women, who opened the Nike Friendlies by tying England, 3-3, were up 4-0 by the 30th minute.

Kulhman, a Stanford freshman, struck the USA's third goal in the 17th minute and hit the net in the 40th, 42nd and 45th minutes to become the first player to score four goals in a U.S. U-20 women's international game.

U.S. head coach Jitka Klimkova had made seven changes to the starting lineup from the England game and the USA out-shot the Finns, who had opened with a 4-0 loss to Brazil, 29-3.

Savanna DeMelo, a USC freshmen, scored twice. Abigail Kim (Cal), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State) and Taryn Torres (Virginia) each assisted twice.

Next up: The USA faces Brazil, which fell, 1-0, to England, in its final game on Monday.

Dec. 9 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
USA 10 Finland 1. Goals: Torres (Kim) 13, DeMelo (Coffey) 15, Kuhlmann (Rodriguez) 17, Coffey (Torres) 20, DeMelo (Viviana Villacorta) 37, Kuhlmann (Torres) 40, Kuhlmann (DeMelo) 42 Kuhlmann (Rodriguez) 45, own goal 64, Villacorta (Kim) 67.
USA -- Dickey; McKeown (Brewster, 62), Morse (Dawson, 46) Rodriguez, Rodriguez; Villacorta (Howell, 76), Coffey (Pinto, 76), DeMelo (Kornieck, 46); Kim, Kuhlmann (Harr, 63), Torres.
Finland -- Tajatalo; Mustajoki, Forss, Schrey, Grönlund; Rinkinen (Kosunen, 46),Kuoksa (Roth, 76), Raustola (Santamäki, 46), Savolainen (Lehtola, 46), Törrönen (Miettunen, 59), Ukkonen.
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1 comment about "Nike Friendlies: Kuhlmann scores four in U.S. U-20 women's rout of Finland".
  1. R2 Dad, December 10, 2017 at 9:23 p.m.

    Not that impressive against a very poor Finland team, but a good result should help confidence of those who don't start regularly. Seem to have retarded development for U20s. I thought K Rodriguez had some good technique on the ball, tough to tell with the mids and forwards against such a poor opponent. Finishing was good after they warmed up 10 minutes in.

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