U.S. U-16 Girls National Team closes UEFA Tournament with 5-0 win over Denmark
BURTON UPON TRENT, England – The U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team defeated Denmark 5-0 to finish the UEFA Development Tournament on a high note with a second dominating performance in a row.
The USA lost 2-1 to Spain in its first game but then beat host England, 3-1.
In a match that saw the Americans outshoot Denmark 23-3 overall and 11-1 in shots on goal, the USA opened the scoring with a penalty kick converted by Mia Minestrella in the 19th minute. The USA earned the PK on a hand ball called on Denmark.
The USA made it 2-0 moments into the second half as Katherine Rader collected the ball near midfield, dribbled toward the penalty area and finished from just inside the box into the top left corner. It was Rader’s second goal of the tournament.
The USA effectively put the game away in the 55th minute when Allison Montoya dribbled to the end line with a defender in tow and crossed it to the center. The ball took a deflection off the Denmark ‘keeper, and Minestrella was first to the rebound to volley home for her second goal of the game.
Lumi Kostmayer added some insurance in the 65th minute, ripping a shot from 30 yards out that hit the left post and bounced into net. Kostmayer set up the fifth and final goal, finding an unmarked Sophia Cook who hit a one-touch rocket into the net. These were the first matches of the year for the U-16 USGNT.
U-16 GIRLS’ NATIONAL TEAM MATCH REPORT
Match: United States U-16 Girls’ National Team vs. Denmark U-16 Girls’ National Team
Date: February 24, 2020
Competition: UEFA Development Tournament
Venue: Pitch #4 – St. George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent, England
Weather: 50 degrees, windy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 4 5
DEN 0 0 0
USA – Mia Minestrella (Penalty Kick) 19th minute
USA – Katherine Rader 47
USA – Mia Minestrella (Allison Montoya) 55
USA – Lumi Kostmayer 64
USA – Sofia Cook (Lumi Kostmayer) 82
USA: 12-Nona Reason (1-Mackenzie Gress, 46), 7-Sydney Cheesman (9-Tessa Dellarose, 46), 2-Taylor Bloom (3-Maggie Taitano, 56), 11-Elise Evans (Capt.), 24-Gisele Thompson, 17-Ally Lemos (15-Sophie Cook, 46), 4-Maggie Cagle (13-Jill Flammia, 62), 14-Peyton Marcisz (19-Yuna McCormack, 56), 26-Ava Uribe (21-Allison Montoya, 46), 5-Mia Minestrella (6-Lumi Kostmayer, 62), 8-Tyler Isgrig (10-Katherine Rader, 46)
Subs not used: None
Head Coach: Katie Schoepfer
DEN: 1-Alberte Anderson (16-Sara Brunt, 73), 3-Olivia Thorndahl (12-Pernille Troung, 46), 4-Pernille Madsen, 5-Laura Kjærsgård (2-Mathilde Jensen, 67), 7-Dikte Bang (15-Julie Poulsen, 73), 8-Mathilde Vistisen, 10-Mille Bech (20-Mathilde Hagihara, 46), 13-Asii Berthelsen (Capt., 9-Emmi McEwen, 60), 14-Karoline Olesen (6-Filippa Christensen, 60), 17-Anna Walter (19-Meryem Baskaya, 46), 18-Jóhonna Sørensen (Bjørk Birgertoft, 60)
Subs not used: N/A
Head Coach: Frank Johnsen
Stats Summary: USA / DEN
Shots: 23 / 3
Shots on Goal: 11 / 1
Saves: 1 / 6
Corner Kicks: 10 / 1
Fouls: 4 / 7
Offside: 2 / 0
Referee: Stacey Fullicks
Assistant Referee 1: Holly Shepherd
Assistant Referee 2: Eve Winch
Fourth Official: Chloe Matthews