U.S. U-20 women beat China on Isabella Cook goal

The USA bounced back from a loss to France to beat China at the Women's Nike International Friendlies in Florida.

Isabella Cook of Illinois's Eclipse SC finished a fine service from Alexa Spaanstra  (Univ. of Virginia) in the 51st for a 1-0 win over China in the three-team tourney the USA opened with a 2-1 loss to France. (China and France meet on Tuesday.)

The USA out-shot the Chinese, 16-9. Goalkeepers Hensley Hancuff and Shu Mengdi made three saves each.

The tournament marked the start of the new U-20 cycle aiming for the 2020 U-20 World Cup.

Dec. 9 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
USA 1 China 0. Cook (Spaanstra) 51.
USA -- Hancuff; Martinez (Maurer, 46), Hansen, Rouse (Allen, 46), Bell; Pinto (Simmons, 75), Gray, Cook (Dyke, 57), Spaanstra (Eisenhart, 80); Jarrett (Turner, 57), Kroeger.
China -- Shu Mengdi; Yang Shuhui, Han Huimin, Dou Jiaxing, Zhan Zewen; Yang Qian, Ou Yiyao (Sun Pingwei, 76), Yang Xiaoxia (Tian Yunlang, 41), Zhuo Maji (Li Yanan, 70); Shen Mengyu, Yao Mengjia (Xu Ting, 55).
Referee: Jaime Padilla (USA).
Att.: 325.

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