Schott Helps Lead U.S. Under-21 Team to Nordic Cup Title
Aug. 2, 2001
GJOVIK, Norway - The U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team put together a masterful performance in the championship game of the Nordic Cup Tuesday, scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes in a 6-1 destruction of Sweden to win its third consecutive title at the most elitecompetition in the world for U-21 women. Cal forward Laura Schott (Wilsonville, Ore.) tallied two assists in the game and finished her first Nordic Cup tournament with a goal and three assists.
Forward Anne Morrell (Plymouth, Mich./Michigan Hawks), making her first start of the tournament, scored three goals, all off far post headers, while midfielder Aleisha Cramer (Lakewood, Colo./BYU) registered two goals and two assists.
Morrell, and forwards Danielle Borgman (Cincinnati, Ohio/UNC) and Schott stepped up big for the Americans in the most lopsided Nordic Cup championship game in history. It was also the greatest margin of victory in the 16 matches of thisyear's tournament.
'In absence of (Abby) Wambach and (Katie Barnes), two of our regular starters, Anne Morrell, Laura Schott and converted defender Danielle Borgman gave us terrific performances in their starts up front,' added U.S. coach Jerry Smith.
U.S. UNDER-21 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
Participants: United States vs. Sweden
Competition: 2001 Nordic Cup Championships - Match for 1st Place
Venue: Gjovik Stadium - Gjovik, Norway
Date: July 31, 2001 - 7:00 p.m. local (1:00 p.m. ET)
Weather: Chilly, light showers - 62 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1st 2nd FinalUSA 4 2 6SWE 1 0 1
USA - Anne Morrell (Aleisha Cramer) 5th minute.USA - Aleisha Cramer (Penalty Kick) 8.SWE - Salina Olsson (Unassisted) 15.USA - Aleisha Cramer (Laura Schott) 16.USA - Anne Morrell (Laura Schott) 44.USA - Anne Morrell (Aleisha Cramer) 66.USA - Lori Chalupny (Ally Marquand) 89.
Lineups:USA - 18-Hope Solo (1-Emily Oleksiuk, 70th), 5-Ally Marquand, 4-Catherine Reddick - Capt., 3-Anna Kraus (6-Casey Zimny, 72nd), 2-Jena Kluegel, 17-Aleisha Cramer, 23-Devvyn Hawkins (9-Erin Misaki, 56th), 11-Jill Oakes, 15-Danielle Borgman (14-Lori Lindsey, 72nd), 20-Anne Morrell, 10-Laura Schott(7-Lori Chalupny, 62nd).
SWE - 1-Sofia Lundgren, 2-Josephine Ovesson, 3-Karolina Rinman, 4-Josefin Chirstensen, 5-Nadja Gyllander (14-Therese Brogarde, 46th), 6-Lotta Runessson, 7-Therese Jonsson (9-Frida Nordin, 46th), 8-Marlene Sjoberg (16-Katarina Soderberg, 46th), 11-Salina Olsson, 15-Carolin Hagberg, 17-EmmaLindquist (10-Marit Bjorstedt, 46th).
Statistical Summary: USA SWEShots 22 8Shots on goal 15 4Saves 3 9Corner Kicks 2 1Fouls 4 12Offside 3 1
Misconduct Summary: None.
Officials:Referee: Tonje Nordby (Norway)Asst. Referees: Frank Andas (Norway), Jan Randen (Norway)