U.S. U-20 Women’s Youth National Team wins 2022 Sud Ladies Cup title
AUBAGNE, France – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s Youth National Team drew 2-2 with the Netherlands in the third and final match for both teams at the 2022 Sud Ladies Cup.
Forward Michelle Cooper scored early before the Dutch took a 2-1 lead into halftime and then forward Jaedyn Shaw tallied the equalizer in the 63rd to eventually send the match to penalty kicks per tournament rules.
The USA made five of its seven kicks from the spot and the Netherlands made four of its seven, giving the USA two points per competition rules and the tournament title.
The teams were tied 4-4 through six kicks each when Jeva Walk missed the seventh for Holland. Midfielder Talia DellaPeruta stepped up and nailed the USA’s seventh kick to give the young Americans the victory. The full USWNT also beat the Dutch in a penalty kick shootout recently, that coming during the quarterfinal of the delayed 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Cooper, the U.S. captain, had yet to tally in the tournament, but she quickly put an end to that nonsense, scoring in just the fifth minute. The goal came off a corner kick from defender Evelyn Shores who struck a low, curling cross into the six-yard box. Cooper lost her mark at the near post and volleyed home to make it 1-0.
It was Cooper’s ninth international goal at the U-20 level after she scored a team-leading eight at the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship last March.
Netherlands equalized in the 13th minute after a close-range shot was saved by U.S. goalkeeper Neeku Purcell. The rebound bounced through bodies inside the penalty box and landed in front of Fenna Meijer who finished low into the corner.
The Dutch took the lead in the 33rd as Liz Rijsbegen brought the ball up the right wing and crossed to the far post where Ziva Henry finished to make it 2-1.
The USA equalized in the 63rd minute off a lofted pass over the defense by forward Emily Colton that Shaw ran onto at the top of the penalty box. Shaw took a few touches before burying the ball in the upper left corner. It was her second goal in as many games and second of her U-20 career.
The match served a preview of what awaits at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August when the USA and Netherlands will square off in group play.
These matches were the final ones before U.S. head coach Tracey Kevins selects a roster for the World Cup which will be staged from Aug. 10-28 in Costa Rica.
The USA also beat France, 3-1, and Mexico, 3-0, in this tournament. All four teams participating in the Sud Ladies Cup have earned berths to Costa Rica.
The USA was drawn into Group D at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup and opens the tournament on Thursday, Aug. 11 against Ghana, faces the Netherlands on Sunday, Aug. 14 and finishes the group stage vs. Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The U.S. will play its first and third group games at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela, Costa Rica and its second group game at the Estadio Nacional in San José.
-U.S. UNDER-20 WOMEN’S YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM MATCH REPORT-
Match: United States U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Netherlands U-20 Women’s National Team
Date: June 28, 2022
Competition: 2022 Sud Ladies’ Cup
Venue: Stade de Lattre; Aubagne, France
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F PK
USA 1 1 2 5
NED 2 0 2 4
USA – Michelle Cooper 5th minute
NED – Danique Noordman 13
NED – Ziva Henry (Liz Rijsbergen) 33
USA – Jaedyn Shaw (Emily Colton) 63
Penalty Kicks Summary:
NED: Dana Foederer (Goal), Ella Peddemors (Saved), Ziva Henry (Missed), Marit Auee (Goal), Sanne Koopman (Goal), Samantha Van Diemen (Goal), Jeva Walk (Missed)
USA: Ally Sentnor (Goal), Carina Lageyre (Saved), Jaedyn Shaw (Goal), Evelyn Shores (Goal), Emily Colton (Missed), Avery Patterson (Goal), Talia DellaPeruta (Goal)
USA: 1-Neeku Purcell; 3-Ayo Oke, 2-Evelyn Shores, 4-Emily Mason, 15-Aidan McConnell (14-Lauren Flynn, 46), 20-Talia DellaPeruta, 13-Olivia Moultrie (6-Emily Colton, 62), 10-Lexi Missimo (8-Carina Lageyre, 46), 7-Simone Jackson (16-Avery Patterson, 62), 25-Jaedyn Shaw, 9-Michelle Cooper (Capt.) (23-Ally Sentnor, 62)
Subs not used: 1-Mia Justus, 5-Lilly Reale, 11-Makenna Morris, 17-Sally Menti, 18-Trinity Byars, 19-Andrea Kitahata, 21-Korbin Albert
Head Coach: Tracey Kevins
NED: 1-Lisan Alkemade; 2-Kim Everaerts (9-Sanne Koopman, 46), 3-Marit Auee (capt.), 4-Samantha Van Diemen, 5-Nina Nijstad (15-Jeva Walk, 70), 6-Dana Foederer, 10-Danique Noordman (20-Rosa Van Gool, 46), 8-Ella Peddemors, 7-Liz Rijsbergen (17-Zera Hulswit, 76), 11-Ziva Henry, 24- Charlotte Hulst
Subs not used: 12-Louise Van Oosten, 13-Fenna Meijer, 14-Senna Koeleman, 16-Calire Dinkla, 18-Lena Mahieu, 19-Nikee Van Dijk, 20-Rosa Van Gool, 21-Tess Van Bentem, 22-Romee Van De Lavoir, 23-Femke Liefting
Head Coach: Roos Kwakkenbos
Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 18 / 8
Shots on Goal: 9 / 4
Saves: 2 / 7
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 9 / 5
Offside: 0 / 1
USA – Evelyn Shores (Caution) 76th minute
NED – Ella Peddemors (Caution) 82
Referee: Siham Benmahammed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Violette Le Chevert (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amira Locutura (FRA)
Fourth Official: Sabrina Marianczuk (FRA)
2022 Sud Ladies’ Cup FINAL Standings