Buehler and Abegg Head to Spain With U-23's

Feb. 8, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - The U.S. Under-23 Women's National Soccer team will play three matches on a trip to La Manga, Spain from Feb. 8-16, as Head Coach Bill Irwin's squad will face the U-23 sides from England (Feb. 11), Norway (Feb.13), and Germany (Feb. 16).

These will be the first international matches of the year for the U.S. U-23s. In a rare occurrence in international women's soccer, both the U.S. U-20s and U-23s will be facing England on Feb. 11 and Norway on Feb. 13, the U-20s in La Serena, Chile, and the U-23s in La Manga, Spain.

Abegg, a native of Lake Oswego, Ore., is coming off a big season for the Cardinal, where she started all 23 games and was a main cog of the Stanford defense that allowed only 0.74 goals per game. She also was able to chip in three assists and a goal to finish with five points on the year.

U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team Roster
La Manga Tournament
La Manga, Spain - Feb. 8-16

Goalkeepers (2): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA);
Defenders (6) : Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Marissa Abegg (Stanford), Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Carrie Dew (Notre Dame), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Kasey Moore (Texas);
Midfielders (6) : Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Elizabeth Eng (Connecticut), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Ashley Nick (USC), Lindsey Ozimek (UNC-Charlotte), Meghan Schnur (Connecticut);
Forwards (4) : Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M), Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame).

Date Match-Up Venue
Feb. 11 USA U-23 vs. England U-23 La Manga, Spain
Feb. 13 USA U-23 vs. Norway U-23 La Manga, Spain
Feb. 16 USA U-23 vs. Germany U-23 La Manga, Spain

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