The U.S. Women’s National team defeated New Zealand 5-0 on Thursday evening in the penultimate match for the U.S. team before heading off to France to compete in the FIFA World Cup.
The U.S. team completely dominated play in all aspects of the game, outshooting the New Zealand squad 25-1. Four different players scored in the win in front of 35,000 fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Tobin Heath struck first for the U.S. squad at the 35-minute mark and that’s all the home side would need. Rose Lavelle added a goal late in the first-half and the rout was on. Carli Lloyd entered the game in the 60th minute and scored on her first touch just 44 seconds after stepping onto the pitch. Lloyd added a second goal 22 minutes later, and then one minute later Samantha Mewis put one in the back of the net to close out the scoring.
The U.S. faces Mexico on May 26th in Harrison, New Jersey in its final tuneup before the World Cup.
– Tobin Heath ’35
– Rose Lavelle ’40
– Carli Lloyd ’61 83′
– Samantha Mewis ’84
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