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Global Mar 12, 2014

U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team falls to Norway 1-0 at 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain

CHICAGO – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team fell to the Norway U-19 Women’s National Team 1-0 in its second match of the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain.

The USA was coming off a 3-3 tie with the Sweden U-19s, a match in which the USA came from three goals down to tie. Against Norway, U.S. head coach April Heinrichs made seven changes to the starting lineup from the draw with Sweden.

The U.S. played the year-older Norwegian side fairly even, but gave up the game’s lone goal less than two minutes into the second half off a cross from the right wing that Sigrid Heien Hansen one-timed into the net past U.S. goalkeeper Casey Murphy.

The USA will play its final game at the friendly competition against the France U-19s on March 12.

– U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match : U.S. Under-18 WNT vs. Norway Under-19 WNT
Date : March 10, 2014
Competition : 10 Nations Tournament
Venue : La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain; Field G
Weather: 61 Degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
NOR 0 1 1

NOR – Sigrid Heien Hansen 47th minute

USA: 21-Casey Murphy; 14-Anna Bialczak (2-Gabrielle Matulich, 46), 16-Jessica Vigna, 4-Kaleigh Riehl, 17-Ellie Jean; 8-Jordan DiBiasi (7-Katie Cousins, 58), 25-Carlyn Baldwin (9-Jaye Boissiere, 85), 10-Emily Ogle (6-Annie Kingman, 70), 15-Imani Dorsey (12-Kayla Cappuzzo, 46); 11-Rebecca Rasmussen, 3-Darian Jenkins (19-Amber Munerlyn, 70)
Substitutes not used: Rose Chandler, Madeline Elliston, Megan Keeth
Head Coach: April Heinrichs

NOR: 1-Cecilie Fiskerstrand; 13-Ane Sund Walsoe, 3-Marit Clausen, 4-Inger Katrine Bjerke, 5-Cecilie Kvamme; 9- Amalie Vevle Eikeland, 8-Lisa Fjellstad Naalsund, 7-Vilde Boe Risa, 19-Sigrid Heien Hansen (6-Karina Saevik, 61); 10-Synne Skinnes Hansen, 11-Synne Sofie Kinden Jensen (14-Camilla Ose, 91)
Substitutes not used: Yngvild Kaspersen, Aurora Mikalsen, Benedikte Sand Birkelund,
Inga Sofie Bakken, Sara Johansen, Pernille Velta, Johanne Fridlund
Head Coach: Jari Torske

Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 11 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 6
Saves: 5 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 8 / 11
Offside: 3 / 1


Referee: Ifeoma Kulmala (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Nina Hammarberg (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Elisabeth Thoresen (FIN)
Fourth Official: C. Falbach

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