The U.S. U17 WNT had a dazzling 3-0 win against Mexico on April 24 to kick off the Four Nations Tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Three consecutive goals were scored by Mallory Pugh, Kaycie Tillman and Madison Haley, earning vital playing experience in the same country that will host the U17 Women’s World Cup.
The first goal came early on in the 8th minute. Mia Hoen-Beck was able to snatch the ball from behind Mexican defense and cross to Pugh, who readily found the back of the net.
Only three minutes after, a corner kick prompted a messy battle for possession in the box. Tillman saw a chance for the U.S. to strike and took it with skill, sending the ball screaming into the Mexican goal.
The final goal that cemented U.S. victory came in the 80th minute off another corner kick. The deal was quickly sealed as the ball instantly found Haley’s foot, marking her first international goal as a U17 player.
The U17 WNT take on Costa Rica today and will finish up the tournament against Japan on April 28. Tune in to GotSoccer for a full match report.
-U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: April 24, 2013
Competition: 4-Nations Tournament
Venue: National Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica
Weather: 78 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 1 3
MEX 0 0 0
USA – Mallory Pugh (Mia Hoen-Beck) 8th minute
USA – Kaycie Tillman 11
USA — Madison Haley 80
USA: 1-Kat Hess; 12-Ellie Jean, 6-Alana Cook, 3- Michaela Abam (11-Natalie Jacobs,75), 14-Tegan McGrady (7-Mia Gyau, 46); 17-Mallory Pugh, (2-Bridgette Andrzejewski, 75), 22-Taylor Racioppi, 5-Marley Canales (8-Ella Stevens, 60); 20-Kaycie Tillman (4-Dorian Bailey, 60), 10-Mia Hoen-Beck (13-Madison Haley, 46), 25-Anika Rodriguez (15-Kate Morris, 60)
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Sabrina Macias, 19-Jacey Pederson
Head coach: B.J. Snow
MEX: 1-Emily Alvarado; 19-Alma Martinez (2-Lorena Lopez, 46), 16-Vanessa Flores, 4-Arlett Tovar, 5-Ilsse Sanchez; 3-Vanessa Garcia, 18-Fatima Rosales, 8-Cinthia Huerta; 7-Betzy Cuevas (17-Grisel Rivas, 77), 9-Aylin Villalobos (20-Daniela Calderon, 77), 10- Belen De Jesus Cruz (6-Yunuhen Moguel, 71)
Substitutions Not Used: 11-Jaquelin Garcia, 12-Miriam Garcia, 13-Vianney Perez, 14-Maria Del Carmen Acedo, 15-Alexandra Martinez
Head coach: Leonardo Cuellar