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Fast start propels U20s to win over DR

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: February 24, 2020

Three goals in the first 12 minutes propelled the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team to a second straight win at the Concacaf Championship.

The quickfire outburst paved the way to a 4-0 victory against host side Dominican Republic, as Mia Fishel added two more goals for the U.S.

Head coach Laura Harvey made six changes from Saturday's 9-0 win against Cuba, with Rebecca Jarrett, Maycee Bell, Julia Dohle, Emily Mason, Sierra Enge and Samantha Meza earning starts.

It was holdover Fishel that opened the scoring in the third minute of the game, as Brianna Pinto intercepted a loose pass and setup the UCLA forward to open the scoring.

Rebecca Jarrett got on the score sheet five minutes later, beating the opposing goalkeeper to a long ball over the top from center back Maycee Bell. In the 12th minute, Fishel grabbed her second of the game, stabbing home a tantilizing cross from Kennedy Wesley.

After the early barrage of goals, the U.S. attack was kept off the board until the second half. Goal-scorer Jarrett turned provider in the 65th minute, driving down the right flank and finding Pinto between the penalty area and six-yard box. The North Carolina midfielder slotted home to round out the scoring.

U.S. Lineup: Julia Dohle; Emily Mason, Maycee Bell, Sierra Enge, Kennedy Wesley (Talia DellaPeruta, 55); Jenna Nighswonger (Katelyn Duong, 52), Brianna Pinto, Alexa Spaanstra (Summer Yates, 73); Rebecca Jarrett, Mia Fishel, Samantha Meza

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