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U.S. Women’s National Team Tops Group B With Win Against Mexico

A Carli Lloyd hat trick led the way as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 4-0 at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. Heather O’Reilly also scored as the U.S. shut out their third straight opponent.

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IN THE IMAGE: U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick against Mexico.

VANCOUVER (Jan. 24, 2012) – A Carli Lloyd hat trick led the way as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 4-0 at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. Heather O’Reilly also scored as the U.S. shut out their third straight opponent.

The U.S. will next face Canada in the all-important semifinals that will determine the two CONCACAF participants at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

A complete match report will be posted shortly.

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: Jan. 24, 2012
Competition: 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Group B
Venue: BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canada
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Attendance: 7,599
Weather: Indoors; 72 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        2 2 4
MEX                        0 0 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (Rachel Buehler)   7th minute
USA – Heather O’Reilly                    8
USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Cheney)   57
USA – Carli Lloyd (Rachel Buehler)   86

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 19-Rachel Buehler, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 6-Amy LePeilbet; 9-Heather O’Reilly, 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Shannon Boxx (16-Lori Lindsey, 77), 8-Amy Rodriguez (14-Sydney Leroux, 46), 12-Lauren Cheney; 20-Abby Wambach (15-Megan Rapinoe, 61)
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 13-Alex Morgan, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

MEX: 1-Cecilia Santiago; 3-Marlene Sandoval, 4-Alina Garciamendez (8-Marylin Diaz, 73), 5-Bianca Sierra, 6-Natalie Garcia Mendez; 13-Jennifer Ruiz, 15-Rosario Saucedo, 10-Dinora Garza (7-Teresa Noyola, 66), 17-Veronica Perez; 9-Maribel Dominguez (capt.), 11-Monica Ocampo (18-Christina Murillo, 59)
Subs not used: 2-Arianna Romero, 12-Anjuli Ladron De Guevara, 16-Anisa Guajardo, 19-Monica Alvarado, 20-Chrystal Martinez
Not eligible: 14-Renae Cuellar
Head coach: Leonardo Cuellar

Statistical Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 17 / 4
Shots on Goal: 9 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1
Fouls: 11 / 7
Offside: 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Marie-Josee Charbonneau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Shirley Perello (HON)
4th Official: Irazema Aguilera (CUB)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

 

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