MEXICO CITY (Aug. 15, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team fell to Mexico’s U-20s by a 2-1 score in the second of two matches in Mexico City. The teams previously tied 1-1 on Aug. 13.
Mexico took the lead in just the fourth minute as a ball was clipped over the top of the U.S. back line. Belen Cruz ran onto the ball as U.S. goalkeeper Gabrielle Kouzelos came charging off her line, but Cruz dribbled around her and scored into the empty net.
The U.S. tied the game just three minutes later as Emily Fox scored her second goal in as many games on this trip. The goal came after Savannah DeMelo dribbled around two defenders and squared a ball across the face of goal for Fox to finish first time into the lower corner of the goal.
With the team seemingly headed for another draw, Mexico bagged a crushing game-winner in the final minute of regulation and they did it in style. Nancy Antonio struck a tremendous blast from about 30 yards into the top corner on a shot that ended up being the last kick of the game.
- U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: Aug. 15, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Mexico National Training Center
Weather: 65 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
MEX 1 1 2
MEX – Belen Cruz 4th minute
USA – Emily Fox (Savannah DeMelo) 7
MEX– Nancy Antonio 90
USA: 1-Gabrielle Kouzelos; 16-Julie Doyle, 2-Samantha Hiatt, 20-Tierna Davidson, 3-Malia Berkely (21-Mia Gyau, 56); 13-Jordan Harr (14-Arlie Jones, 81), 10-Grace Bahr (5-Zoe Morse, 46), 11-Savannah DeMelo (capt.); 9-Jenna Bike (17-Madison Haley, 75), 6-Marissa Bosco (22-Daria Petredes, 81), 15-Emily Fox
Subs not used: 18-Brooke Heinsohn, 7-Haley Schueppert, 8-Taylor Ziemer, 25-Taylor Hallmon
Head Coach: April Heinrichs
MEX: 1-Emily Alvarado; 2-Jaqueline Rodrigues, 13-Annia Mejia, 4-Rebeca Bernal, 5-Liliana Rodriguez (16-Natalia Villarreal); 6-Nancy Antonio (capt.), 11-Belen Cruz, 17-Sonia Vazquez (3-Vanessa Flores, 70); 7-Gabriela Alvarez, 9-Blanca Solis, 8-Evelyn Gonzalez
Subs not used: 10-Katty Martinez, 12-Angeles Martinez, 14-Arlett Tovar, 15-Briana Woodall, 18-Eva Gonzalez, 19-Julissa Davila, 20-Itzayana Sanchez
Head Coach: Roberto Medina
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 4 / 7
Shots on Goal: 2 / 5
Saves: 3 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 4
Fouls: 7 / 9
Offside: 1 / 0
MEX – Nancy Antonio (caution) 21st minute
MEX – Katty Martinez (caution) 83