Jesolva, U.S. U-23 Team Drop 2-0 Decision to English National Team

July 8, 2009

BISHAM, England - California sophomore defender/midfielder Megan Jesolva and the United States Under-23 national team lost, 2-0, to England on July 4. Jesolva started the game for the Americans and left the match in the 70th minute. The U.S. will play England in a rematch July 7.

England went up 1-0 in the 33rd minute as Charlotte Young cracked a shot from 15 yards out that spun off the left hand of diving U.S. goalkeeper Kristen Olsen and snuck into the bottom right corner. England doubled its lead with nine minutes remaining as Dunia Susi got free on a breakaway, dribbled around Olsen and tucked the ball neatly into the left side of the net.

The U.S. U-23s are now 8-1-1 overall record and 2-1-1 in international matches. The matches against England are both played at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, one of the UK's national sports centers, which is located about 30 minutes west of London.

Match Report
Match: United States U-23 Women's National Team vs. England U-23
Date: July 4, 2009
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Bisham Abbey NFC
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary:   1   2    FUSA                              0   0    0ENG                             1   1    2

ENG - Charlotte Young 33rd minuteENG - Dunia Susi 81

USA: 24-Kristen Olsen; 20-Bri Young (19-Kiersten Dallstream, 30), 2-Lindsey Kowal, 5-Caitlin Farrell, 3-Megan Jesolva (21-Ella Stephan, 70), 9-Veronica Perez (6-Liz Redmond, 48), 8-Ashley Bowyer (15-Megan Ohai, 45), 7-Bianca D'Agostino, 11-Kendra Chandhoke, 10-Katie Schoepfer, 14-Laura Heyboer (12-Crystal Wagner, 58).
Subs not used: 18-Kristin Arnold
Head Coach: Bill Irwin

ENG: 1-Marie Hourihan, 3-Ellie Gilliatt (14-Mel Sutcliffe, 60), 6-Sophie Bradley, 5-Fern Whelan, 2-Sophie Perry, 11-Dannii Bird (15-Claire Rafferty, 46), 8-Charlotte Young (16-Lizzie Edwards, 53), 4-Rachel Williams (12-Dunia Susi, 30), 7-Becky Hall, 10-Natasha Dowie, 9-Ellen White (18-Gemma Davison, 36).
Subs not used: 13-Telford, 17-Dixson
Head Coach: Brent Hall

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 8 / 14
Shots on Goal: 3 / 8
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 5 / 9
Offside: 0 / 5

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