Kelley O'Hara Makes an Early Impact at 2007 Pan Am Games

July 16, 2007

Stanford sophomore forward Kelley O'Hara has made a big impact for the U.S. U-20 National Team, as it defeated Paraguay, 7-1, and Panama, 3-1, in its first two matches of group play at the Pan Am Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Fayetteville, Ga. native has already tallied three goals and three assists in the tournament.

Against Paraguay, O'Hara scored two goals by finding the net in the 17th minute and later in the 52nd minute. Against Panama, in the second match for the U.S., O'Hara scored the team's first goal in the 27th minute, her third of the Games.

O'Hara is a veteran of the U-20 National Team as she is one of four players on the roster who competed in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championships last summer in Russia.

The U-20 National team now faces a strong Argentinean team in their next match on Wednesday, which will take place at Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio De Janeiro. The US will conclude group play against Mexico on Friday. The top two teams in each of the two five-team groups will then advance to the semifinals.

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