U17 WNT Fall In Final Match Of Four Nations Tournament
U17 WNT Fall In Final Match Of Four Nations Tournament avatar

The U.S. U17 WNT finished up the 4-Nations Tournament in San Jose this past week defeating host country Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday, but fell to Japan 4-1 on Sunday.

Two wins and a loss will be somewhat of a disappointment for this group. (ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

Two wins and a loss will be somewhat of a disappointment for this group. (ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

Still shining from their first victory against Mexico, the U.S. swept the Ticas off their feet with a brace scored by forward Madison Haley and two more goals scored by midfielder Dorian Bailey and forward Mallory Pugh.

The scoreboard flashed with a U.S. goal in no time when Bailey got things rolling with a goal scored off a nice assist from Tegan McGrady.

It was McGrady again for the the second goal assist, crossing to Pugh in the 17th minute to cushion the growing U.S. lead.

They kept up the sensational teamwork, with Haley making the last two goals all within an incredible three minute span. The first came in the 24th minute off a deflected free kick while the second was knocked in just two minutes later off a cross from Ella Stevens.

Japan's national team continues to sustain it level of play all through their system. (ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

Japan’s national team continues to sustain it level of play all through their system. (ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

The two U.S. victories were bittersweet though, as their winning streak was cut short by Japan in the final match, whose youth levels are well known for international success.

It was an aggressive match, for though the Japanese scored numerous times, the U.S. outshot them 14-13. Mallory Pugh supplied the lone U.S. goal in the 28th minute.

-U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Reports-

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica 
Date: April 26, 2013 
Competition: International Tournament 
Venue: Alajuela Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica 
Weather: 75 degrees, clear

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

USA – Dorian Bailey (Tegan McGrady)            9th minute 
USA – Mallory Pugh (Tegan McGrady)             17 
USA — Madison Haley                                     24 
USA — Madison Haley (Ella Stevens)               26

Lineups: 
USA: 18-Sabrina Macias; 7-Mia Gyau, 15-Kate Morris, 11-Natalie Jacobs, 14-Tegan McGrady (19-Jacey Pederson, 46); 8-Ella Stevens (3-Michaela Abam, 70), 5-Marley Canales (22-Taylor Racioppi, 70), 4-Dorian Bailey; 20-Kaycie Tillman (2-Bridgette Andrzejewski, 46), 13-Madison Haley (12-Ellie Jean, 70), 17-Mallory Pugh (25-Anika Rodriguez, 46) 
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Kat Hess, 10-Mia Hoen-Beck, 6-Alana CookHead coach: BJ Snow

COS: 13-Yuliana Salas, 2-Fernanda M. Sanabria, 15-Yaniela Arias, 4-Paula M. Coto, 6-Paula M. Elizondo; 12-Sofia Varela (20-Jennifer Solis, 80), 10-Gloriana Villalobos, 5-Mariela Campos (22-Indira Aguilar, 85), 8-Priscila Bermudez; 11-Fabiola Villalobos (3-Ariel Barquero,32), 7-Naomi Molina 
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Maria Pardo, 9-Kenyi Villalobos, 14-Ana Chavez, 16-Laura Araya, 17-Natalia Harley, 18-Abigail Vega, 19-Mariana MoraHead coach: Juan Diego Quesada Samuels

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Japan 
Date: April 28, 2013 
Competition: 4-Nations International Tournament 
Venue: Rohemoser Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica 
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy

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

JPN — Miho Kamogawa                       21st minute

JPN — Fuka Kono                                 27

USA – Mallory Pugh                            28

JPN — Hina Sugita                               88

JPN — Rikako Kobayashi                      91

Lineups:

USA: 18-Sabrina Macias; 12-Ellie Jean, 6-Alana Cook (11-Natalie Jacobs, 28), 3- Michaela Abam, 14-Tegan McGrady; 5-Marley Canales, 4-Dorian Bailey (15-Kate Morris, 69), 22- Taylor Racioppi (10-Mia Hoen-Beck, 76); 20-Kaycie Tillman (7-Mia Gyau, 57), 13-Madison Haley (25-Anika Rodriguez, 64), 17- Mallory Pugh

Substitutions Not Used: 1-Kat Hess, 2-Bridgette Andrzejewski, 8-Ella Stevens, 19-Jacey Pederson

Head coach: BJ Snow

JPN: 1-Erika Fukunaga , 15-Fuka Nagano (19-Wakaho Kanda, 67), 4-Moeka Minami (3-Maho Hashinuma, 72), 6-Nana Ichise, 2-Asato Miyagawa (16-Yo Tachibana, 90+1); 8- Miho Kamogawa,18-Mai Hirata (Mayu Kashihara, 85), 10-Hina Sugita,11-Hikaru Kitagawa (14-Narumi Miura, 46); 7-Rikako Kobayashi, 9-Fuka Kono (17-Rana Okuma, 46)

About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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