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U.S. Women’s National Team Takes Third Place at 2012 Algarve Cup with 4-0 Win Against Sweden

The U.S. WNT captured third place at the 2012 Algarve Cup with a 4-0 victory against Sweden. Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick while Abby Wambach chipped in for another. Nicole Barnhart got the shut out in goal.

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Alex Morgan

IN THE IMAGE: Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick as the U.S. Women rolled to a 4-0 victory.

PARCHAL, Portugal (March 7, 2012) — The U.S. WNT captured third place at the 2012 Algarve Cup with a 4-0 victory against Sweden. Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick while Abby Wambach chipped in for another. Nicole Barnhart got the shut out in goal.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden
Date: March 7, 2012
Competition: 2012 Algarve Cup – Third-Place Match
Venue: Estadio Municipal Bela Vista; Parchal, Portugal
Kickoff: 10:15 a.m. Local / 5:15 a.m. ET
Attendance: 400 
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny, windy

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

USA – Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach)                     4th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath)                           33
USA – Abby Wambach (Christie Rampone)              36
USA – Alex Morgan (Lauren Cheney)                       72

Lineups:

USA: 18-Nicole Barnhart; 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 9-Heather O’Reilly (15-Megan Rapinoe, 71), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (12-Lauren Cheney, 71), 17-Tobin Heath (8-Amy Rodriguez, 56); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 14-Stephanie Cox, 16-Lori Lindsey, 22-Whitney Engen
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

SWE: 1-Hedvig Lindahl; 2-Charlotte Rohlin (capt.), 2-Stina Segerstrom (7-Linda Sembrant, 46), 6-Sara Thunebro, 13-Emma Berglund (20-Marie Hammaström, 85); 5-Caroline Seger, 11-Antonia Göransson (10-Sofia Jakobsson, 63), 14-Johanna Almgren (18-Nilla Fischer, 46), 15-Therese Sjögran (19-Susanne Moberg, 88), 17-Lisa Dahlkvist; 8-Lotta Schelin
Subs not used: 4-Annica Svensson, 9-Jessica Landstrom, 12-Kristin Hammarstrom, 16-Madelaine Edlund, 21-Sofia Lundgren
Head coach: Thomas Dennerby

Statistical Summary: USA / SWE
Shots: 13 / 8
Shots on Goal: 11 / 7
Saves: 7 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 5 / 9
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Morag Pirie (SCO)
Assistant Referee: Sian Massey (ENG)
Assistant Referee: Eveline Bolli (SUI)
4th Official: Nami Sato (JPN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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U.S. Women’s National Team Takes Third Place at 2012 Algarve Cup with 4-0 Win Against Sweden

The U.S. WNT captured third place at the 2012 Algarve Cup with a 4-0 victory against Sweden. Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick while Abby Wambach chipped in for another. Nicole Barnhart got the shut out in goal.

© John Todd/isiphotos.com

Alex Morgan

IN THE IMAGE: Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick as the U.S. Women rolled to a 4-0 victory.

PARCHAL, Portugal (March 7, 2012) — The U.S. WNT captured third place at the 2012 Algarve Cup with a 4-0 victory against Sweden. Alex Morgan registered her first career hat trick while Abby Wambach chipped in for another. Nicole Barnhart got the shut out in goal.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden
Date: March 7, 2012
Competition: 2012 Algarve Cup – Third-Place Match
Venue: Estadio Municipal Bela Vista; Parchal, Portugal
Kickoff: 10:15 a.m. Local / 5:15 a.m. ET
Attendance: 400 
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny, windy

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

USA – Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach)                     4th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath)                           33
USA – Abby Wambach (Christie Rampone)              36
USA – Alex Morgan (Lauren Cheney)                       72

Lineups:

USA: 18-Nicole Barnhart; 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 9-Heather O’Reilly (15-Megan Rapinoe, 71), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (12-Lauren Cheney, 71), 17-Tobin Heath (8-Amy Rodriguez, 56); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 14-Stephanie Cox, 16-Lori Lindsey, 22-Whitney Engen
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

SWE: 1-Hedvig Lindahl; 2-Charlotte Rohlin (capt.), 2-Stina Segerstrom (7-Linda Sembrant, 46), 6-Sara Thunebro, 13-Emma Berglund (20-Marie Hammaström, 85); 5-Caroline Seger, 11-Antonia Göransson (10-Sofia Jakobsson, 63), 14-Johanna Almgren (18-Nilla Fischer, 46), 15-Therese Sjögran (19-Susanne Moberg, 88), 17-Lisa Dahlkvist; 8-Lotta Schelin
Subs not used: 4-Annica Svensson, 9-Jessica Landstrom, 12-Kristin Hammarstrom, 16-Madelaine Edlund, 21-Sofia Lundgren
Head coach: Thomas Dennerby

Statistical Summary: USA / SWE
Shots: 13 / 8
Shots on Goal: 11 / 7
Saves: 7 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 5 / 9
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Morag Pirie (SCO)
Assistant Referee: Sian Massey (ENG)
Assistant Referee: Eveline Bolli (SUI)
4th Official: Nami Sato (JPN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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