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Team USA runs 'Amack' over Mexico in CONCACAF final

 

Four Stanford players were members of the United States team that won the CONCACAF women's under-20 soccer championship by beating Mexico, 4-0, in Sunday's final.

Stephanie Amack had an assist to finish off a strong tournament while the U.S. advanced to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada on Aug. 5-24.

Amack, a Stanford freshman defender/midfielder, scored three goals in the tournament, including two in a 6-0 semifinal victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Friday that clinched the World Cup berth.

Cardinal sophomore defender Laura Liedle, like Amack, played all 90 minutes in the final. Freshman defender Maddie Bauer and freshman goalkeeper Jane Campbell didn't play, but started other matches during the U.S. team's perfect run through the eight-team event.

This was the fourth title for the U.S. in this competition, but the first time the Americans did not allow a goal, outscoring opponents 29-0 in five matches.

Amack's assist came on a crucial goal in the 59th minute. Her one-touch pass from the midfield rolled to Savannah Jordan on the right side of the penalty area. Jordan's low one-touch shot into the lower left corner gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead.

All four were regular starters for Stanford during a 15-6-1 season in which the Cardinal advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the eighth consecutive season.

— Stanford Athletics

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