There it is! Isabella Cook slams it home in the 51st minute! leads 1-0. pic.twitter.com/WbLG4R6dOY— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) December 10, 2018
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).