Five Earn Bronze
TOKYO – Competing as part of the U.S. women's soccer team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Stanford alumnae Jane Campbell, Tierna Davidson, Catarina Macario, Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press captured bronze medals by way of a 4-3 victory over Australia.
Davidson, O'Hara and Press each earned the start in the bronze medal match.
Team USA opened play in Tokyo with a 3-0 setback at the hands of Sweden before rebounding to defeat New Zealand, captained by former Cardinal and four-time Olympian Ali Riley, 6-1 in group play. Advancing to the quarterfinal following a scoreless draw with Australia, the Americans got past the Netherlands by way of a 2-2 (4-2) victory in a penalty kick shootout.
A 1-0 setback to Canada in the semifinal round pushed the U.S. into the bronze medal match where a pair of goals each from Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe secured the medal.
Campbell, a standout goalkeeper during her time on The Farm, did not appear in a match for the United States in her inaugural Olympic campaign.
Davidson, also making her Olympic debut, appeared in all but one match for Team USA at the Olympics – making starts at defender in four of the six matches overall.
Macario made her lone appearance in her first Olympics against New Zealand - logging six minutes in USA's 6-1 victory.
O'Hara made her third Olympic appearance after winning gold in London and competing in Rio. A staple of the U.S. backline, O'Hara started all but one match in Tokyo en route to capturing her second Olympic medal.
Press, a two-time Olympian, captured her first Olympic medal after appearing in all six matches (starting three) for Team USA. Press scored her first Olympic goal and added an assist in a 6-1 win over New Zealand before burying her penalty kick in the shootout win over the Netherlands.