USA's Lloyd, O'Reilly each strike twice in soccer victory


The only thing stopping the United States women's national soccer team Wednesday night in Chattanooga was a lightning storm that delayed its 7-2 victory over Costa Rica for 83 minutes.

Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly each scored twice for the Americans as they continue their Victory Tour through the United States. The next stop is Detroit on Sept. 17.

The U.S. did allow Costa Rica to score it first two goals in their series. The Americans have won all 12 meetings in their rivalry.

Stanford grad Christen Press played the second half after scoring three times in Sunday's 8-0 win over the Costa Ricans. Cardinal grad Kelley O'Hara played the entire game.

Team USA again dominated nearly every facet of the contest, played before a Finley Stadium record crowd of 20,535. The U.S. outshot Costa Rica, 28-4, including a 14-2 advantage on goal.

Abby Wambach added a goal to her record as the world's all-time leading scorer. She has 184 goals.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA soccer


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