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Global Jan 22, 2018

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team earns 4-0 shutout vs. Venezuela

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BRADENTON, Florida (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National got goals from four different players to defeat Venezuela, 4-0, and sweep a two-game series from the South Americans who have advanced to the semifinals of the past two U-17 Women’s World Cup tournaments.

The USA defeated Venezuela 8-0 on January 15 as Sunshine Fontes, who did not feature in the second game, scored four goals.

The USA got on the board first in the 36th minute and it came in the aftermath of a set play. A free kick from outside the penalty area was saved by the Venezuela goalkeeper Aranzha Aguiar, but she punched the ball with her fists down into the six-yard box where players from both teams fought for possession. The ball bounced to Talia DellaPeruta at the top of the penalty area and she blasted her shot first-time into the top left corner of the net for her first international goal at the U-17 level.

The USA took the 1-0 lead into halftime, but then made it 2-0 four minutes into the second half, also off a set play, as a corner kick from Maya Doms was flicked into the net off the head of Isabella D’Aquila for her fifth international goal.

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Doms got one herself in the 74th minute, firing home a shot from near the top of the penalty area. It was her sixth international goal.

In the 84th minute, forward Enzi Broussard, who was called into camp late to replace an injured player, scored the fourth goal, the first of her U-17 career in her first U-17 cap. The goal came after D’Aquila flicked a cross with her head through the six-yard box and Broussard fought for the ball against the Venezeula defenders before slipped a shot on the ground past the ‘keeper.

Hailey Coll picked up the shutout in goal for the USA in her first international cap.

“Overall, I’m pleased with the work we got done this week down at IMG,” U.S. U-17 head coach Mark Carr said. “We put together two excellent results and performances against Venezuela and scoring a combined 12 goals with two shutouts was a huge positive.”

Both the USA and Venezuela are preparing for their qualifying tournaments for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. The USA will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The tournament will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. Venezuela will participate in the 2018 South American Under-17 Women’s Football Championship to be staged early this year in Argentina.

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“We got to work on lots of situational scenarios and there were many positive performances and takeaways ahead of our South America trip in February,” Carr said. “This 2001 pool is a very talented group. They continue to perform well and make it hard on us as coaches to narrow in on a final roster ahead of World Cup qualifying.”

U.S. head coach Mark Carr called up 24 players for this camp and matches, almost all who saw extensive action with the squad during the first year of this cycle in 2017. Twenty of the players come from U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy clubs. The roster consists of 20 players born in 2001 – the age cut off year for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup — and four born in 2002.

U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Venezuela U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: January 18, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy Soccer Complex Stadium, Bradenton, Fla.
Weather: 51 degrees, sunny and clear, light wind

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                             1          3          4
VEN                             0          0          0

USA – Talia DellaPeruta                                             36th minute
USA – Isabella D’Aquila (Maya Doms)                      49
USA – Maya Doms (Hannah Bebar)                          74
USA – Enzi Broussard (Isabella D’Aquila)                 84

USA: 1-Hailey Coll, 4-Talia DellaPeruta (14-Smith Hunter, 55), 23-Kennedy Wesley, 15-Natalia Staude (5-Tori Hansen, 65), 2-Makenna Morris; 8-Maya Doms, 6-Astrid Wheeler (20-Sophia Jones, 71), 11-Hannah Bebar, 16-Payton Linnehan (17-Enzi Broussard, 65), 13-Isabella D’Aquila, 7-Samantha Meza
Subs not used: 3-Kate Wiesner, 9-Jordan Canniff, 10-Mia Fishel, 12- Angelina Anderson, 18-Sunshine Fontes, 19-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 21-Jaelyn Eisenhart, 24-Croix Bethune
Head Coach: Mark Carr 

VEN: 1-Aranzha Aguiar (12- Yorbelis Sanchez, 85), 2-Fabiola Solorzano, 4-Lidey Flores (Alejandra Silva, 85), 7-Marianyela Jimenez (5-Adriangela Quinonez, 63), 8- Dayana Rodriguez, 9-Virginia Mesa (18-Enyer Higuera, 73), 10-Barbara Olivieri (20-Misgley Loreto, 85), 11-Wilmary Arguelles (14-Alessia Bianchini, 73), 15-Heliamar Alvarado,16-Daisy Cegarra (19-Mariana Mazzocca, 85), 17- Andrea Zeolla
Subs not used: 2-Fabiola Solorzano, 3-Brisbely Barraza, 6- Yormary Alvarez
Head Coach: Jose Catoya

Stats Summary: USA / VEN
Shots: 18 / 2
Shots on Goal: 11 / 1
Saves: 1 / 7
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 8 / 16
Offside: 5 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
VEN – Daisy Cegarra (caution)          75th minute
USA – Isabella D’Aquila                     90
USA – Maya Doms (caution)             90+3