Womens Soccer

Norway 2, United States 0

Date of competition: Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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Norway scored twice in the first five minutes to stun the United States, 2-0, in the first match of the Olympics on Wednesday at the Qinhuangdao Sports Center Stadium. The loss was just the second-ever for the U.S. women in the Olympics, with the only other loss also coming to Norway in the 2000 Olympic Final in Sydney, Australia. In other Group G action, Japan came back from a two-goal deficit to tie New Zealand, 2-2, creating a tie for second place with one point each. The USA will face Japan on Saturday at 2 a.m. PT (USA Network) in a critical match. Stanford grads Rachel Buehler and Nicole Barnhart each saw action in the contest as substitutes.

posted by popular demand on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:32 am

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United States
Visitor scoring: (last name, goals)
Home scoring: (last name, goals) Norway: Larsen Kaurin (Stangeland Horpestad); Wik (unassisted).
Records: Norway 1-0; United States 0-1.
Notes on game: This was the 44th meeting in a rivalry that dates to 1987, with Norway having more success against the U.S. than any other team. Going into the match the U.S. had won the 10 previous meetings dating to 2002, and the win was the 19th in the series for the Scandinavian side.

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