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USWNT U-20s roll past Jamaica in group play

Florida freshman Savannah Jordan scored for the U.S. U-20s in a 3-0 win over Jamaica. (Copyright: Steve Bruno for The Equalizer)

The U.S. U-20 women’s national team cruised to victory on Saturday, beating Jamaica 3-0 in their second group stage match of the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championships, which doubles as World Cup qualifying. With the win, the U.S. clinches a spot in the semifinals.

Savannah Jordan opened the scoring in the 31st minute on a half-volley from 6 yards out and the U.S. found a second goal 10 minutes later. Two minutes after being raked down in the box to no whistle, Lindsey Horan — who scored a hat trick on Thursday — was brought down once again and this time earned a penalty. Andi Sullivan stepped up and finished it to double the United States’ lead before the half.

McKenzie Meehan iced the game in the 82nd minute when she tapped-in a pass from from second half substitute Margaret Purce.

The U.S. women end their group stage campaign on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET against Guatemala. The semifinals are on Friday and the placement matches on Sunday, with the top three teams joining hosts Canada at this summer’s U-20 Women’s World Cup.

“We just want to keep improving,” Sullivan said post-match. “The tournament isn’t over yet and we have big goals to come. We want to get to the final, so one goal at a time.”


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